8th Grade Art
Lesson Plan: Magazine Bowls
Modified Lesson from Recycle.com
Recycled art is easy to create. Students can create a bowl from magazine pages and discover that using recycled materials is fun, beautiful and useful. This art project is for students in grade 4 - 8. Teachers can teach about paper recycling in a new way with this easy recycled art project.
Intro, Materials and Procedures... This magazine bowl is made from old magazine pages that are folded and wrapped around each other to form a round bowl. It's an easy project for students in grade 4 to 8. The students need basic folding and cutting skills to make it.
Materials: Magazines, clear scotch tape, glue stick, clear sealer spray
Lesson Standards for Arts and Humanities:
9.2.8.A: Explain the historical, cultural and social context of an individual work in the arts.
9.3.8.B: Analyze and interpret specific characteristics of works in the arts within each art form
Step 1 –
Preparing the Center Using a magazine page that has been neatly cut out of the magazine, fold it in half, lengthwise. Then open it again. Fold the outer edges to the inside fold. This is the first fold. This will be folded to the inside 2 more times. The width of the paper will be approx. ½ inch. Using this strip, fold it in half from top to bottom. Use the glue stick to glue the inside folds so that it holds together. Roll this strip up tightly. Use tape to hold it together. This forms the center of the bowl.
Step 2 - Folding the paper See how BP's advanced technologies are expanding energy production. Using the same size of magazine pages. Fold as in step 1. Fold in half lengthwise. Open it again. Fold the outer edges to the inside fold. This is the first fold. Fold the outer edges to the inside edges again. Fold the edges to the inside a third time. Tape this strip to the center roll of paper. Wrap this strip tightly around the first roll. Tape the end of this strip to the roll.
Step 3 - Wrapping the Paper Strips Continue making strips of paper using the folding method in step 2. Continue taping the end of the strips to the roll, wrapping it tightly around the roll, then taping the end again. Continue wrapping until the roll measures approx. 25 cm across.
Step 4 - Shaping the Bowl Gently pull up the bowl until a bowl shape is formed. Or you can shape the bowl over another bowl and gently pull up the strips so that a bowl shape is formed. This bowl can now be sprayed with a clear polyurethane or clear varnish sealer spray to make it shiny and protect it.
Hints and Tips Use National Geographic magazine pages with colorful side on the outside to create a more colorful bowl. Make the folds tight by folding against the table surface. Help students to fold neatly to center line and roll tightly when taping it together. Use a glue that dries clear to help hold the bowl together when it has been shaped into the bowl shape. Magazine pages are slippery and as spiral gets larger, it gets harder to keep together. Use the lesson to teach students the benefits of recycling. Ask them how the project may help the environment by recycling or re-using paper in a new way. Demonstrate paper recycling when doing this project by recycling pages of the magazines that are not cut straight or needed.
Extended Journal Topic: Use the lesson to teach about how paper is made. Create bowls from other types of glossy paper or other types of paper such as old calendars to be used "time and time again". Use the lesson to demonstrate or display other cultures that create art and crafts from recycled materials. Some of this art may be sold in stores or online. Discuss what fair market value or fair trade is. An example of a website for from other cultures may be found at: Vietnamese artisans make a recycled paper square bowl to provide work for poor and marginalized groups in Vietnam. This easy recycling art project is versatile to create the size of bowl you need. Students will find it easy to create a useful and beautiful art from recycled materials found in the classroom.
RECYCLED ART PROJECTS - CREATING BEAUTY FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS
This series will be about easy to create art and crafts from recycled materials. Each project will use recycled materials in a new way. Kids will learn easy art projects to create robots, shoes, purses, and bowls from recycled material.
Van Gogh Still Life Lesson
Lesson Overview: Students will study another one of their dirty dozen artist by focusing on Vincent Van Goghs ‘Starry Night’. They will then create their own still life from silk flowers and draw then in the impressionistic style using oil pastels.
Knowledge: Students will study the artworks of Vincent Van Gogh and the other impressionists.
Skills: students will relate their new found knowledge about the impressionist to create their own impressionistic still life.
Dispositions: Students will draw conclusions about the style of impressionistic artworks and how they can apply them to their own works.
Powerpoint and video on Vincent Van Gogh
Books of impressionistic artwork
Student hand out
Still life of silk flowers
Test sheets for impressionistic mark making
9.1.12.F: Analyze works of arts influenced by experiences or historical and cultural events through production, performance or exhibition
9.1.12.K: Analyze and evaluate the use of traditional and contemporary technologies in furthering knowledge and understanding in the humanities.
Procedures: Your Goal: You will create your own impressionistic work. You can choose to bring in an example of a landscape photograph or choose to draw one of the still lives from the classroom. Your contour line drawing should include all the details.
Using oil pastels, you will use an impressionistic art style of mark to color your picture. You should consider creating movement with your line as well as mix colors that may not seem like to totally combine together.
Coffee Painting Lesson:
Lesson Overview: Students will explore alternate materials and create a painting entirely out of coffee. Students can choose any subject matter for their choosing, something from nature, landscape, animal, city, design or pattern. Simple words or writings should be avoided.
Essential Questions: How can you create different values out of coffee? What makes a higher concentration of shadows?
Key Concepts: Non-traditional materials can be used to create different works of art.
Materials: Instant coffee grounds, mixed in different concentrations. Computers for images, sketch paper, watercolor paper, paint brushes, containers for coffee, brown watercolor paint.
Vocabulary: intensity, value, contrast, concentration, saturation,
Knowledge: Students will use the concept of value to create different gradients of color in their painting.
Skills: Students will use watercolor transition strategies to help paint with coffee.
Dispositions: Students will draw conclusions about how non traditional materials can be used to paint.
PA Standards for Arts and Humanities
9.1.12.E: Delineate a unifying theme through the production of a work of art that reflects skills in media processes and techniques..
9.1.12.F: Analyze works of arts influenced by experiences or historical and cultural events through production, performance or exhibition..
9.1.12.G: Analyze the effect of rehearsal and practice sessions
Not all painting has to be done with actual ‘paint’, alternative materials are out there! Early artists and paints where made from all natural elements found outside unlike the synthetic paint we use today. You will have a chance with this lesson to create your very own ‘coffee painting’. You will use diluted coffee to create your painting much like a watercolor.
Choose your subject matter wisely. No lettering, or lucky charms of the art room. You can create a design, pattern, animal, landscape, or scene of your choosing. (maybe even a cup of joe?)
• Do a line drawing using regular pencil, drawing lightly so that you can easily erase. take your time during this step.
• Draw in all the details...
• The better your drawing is, the better your finished painting will be.
• Do not create values (do not shade!!!)
• Show darks and lights by drawing them as shapes without shading them in. You can also show different colors the same way. Draw the different colored shapes, but don't shade them in.
• Trace over all of your pencil lines with a Fine Line black Sharpie marker. During this step, you will also stylize all of your lines and shapes (round all the corners).
• Show me the project before the next step.
• Paint the piece using coffee.
• You will dilute instant coffee granules into water to create a "wash". You will use the wash to paint the variety of values. Follow the darks and lights in the tile as accurately as possible, translating these values into browns and sepia tones using coffee as your "paint".
• Shapes touching each other should not be the same brown value.
• Trace your design with a Sharpie again.
Don't lick your painting !!!!!