Toolkit

TOOLKIT: WALLS + SPACES

THEME: MATERIAL / SPACE
SUBJECT: VISUAL ART
ARTIST: LISA SIGAL
GRADE: recommended 9th-12th grade

OBJECTIVES
Students will consider their own environments and physical walls.
Students will experiment with combining materials to discover their properties.
Students will think about curation and how objects are displayed.
 
KEY QUESTIONS
1. How do we interact with our environment? With the building? With the walls and floor?
2. What kind of materials compose our environment?
3. If we change the materials of our environment, how does that impact us?
4. How can the properties of those materials vary? If they change, would it have an effect on our daily lives?
 
VISUAL REFERENCES
1. Break It Down (2015), Lisa Sigal
 
ACTIVITY
Use cardboard, plaster of paris and paper to experiment with form, shape, texture, arrangement, composition and characteristics of both individual materials and combined materials.  What kind of wall-like structure can you create? How is it different from the walls surrounding you? How many variations can you think up?  Once your pieces are dry, how can you rearrange them to compose your own environment? How will you interact with them? Discuss how the properties can be similar or different amongst pieces throughout the entire process.  What additional materials can you add to the combination? How does a space change knowing that you can move the walls or change the walls in the space?
 
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PENNSYLVANIA CORE STANDARDS
VISUAL ARTS
(9.1.8.A-9.1.12.A)
-know and use the elements and principles of each art form to create works in the arts and humanities
 
(9.1.8.B-9.1.12.B)
-recognize, know, use and demonstrate a variety of appropriate arts elements and principles to produce, review and revise original works in the arts
 
(9.1.8.C-9.1.12.C)
-recognize and use fundamental vocabulary within each of the arts forms
 
(9.1.8.D-9.1.12.D)
-use knowledge of varied styles within each art form through a performance or exhibition of unique work
 
(9.1.8.E-9.1.12.E)
-demonstrate the ability to define objects, express emotions, illustrate an action or relate an experience through creation of works in the arts


 
 
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