If you look at the majority of lessons on Incredible Art Department,
you will see that there is a UNIT listed first - then the lesson for
that unit. Many lessons fall into more than one unit. For instance, I
have listed UNIT: Ceramics - African art for one of my lessons....
with the lesson being Ceramic press molded boxes with texture.
I don't have many of my lessons broken down into days... If you need
help doing that on any one lesson on Incredible Art Department, I can
help with that. The first day lesson is usually taken up by an
introduction to terms and visuals with some planning/brainstorming of
ideas toward the end. The second day is demonstration of
media/techniques with student planning. Third day on is all student
work (with any needed review of technique/processes). This is for
middle school. Usually, I added a day for Internet research/Internet
lesson too (most often during the first week of the project and after
the students have already begun working). Internet lessons brought in
Standard 6 (tying in comprehensive arts and integrating core
subjects). Many of my lessons were interdisciplinary with social
> My perspective on "units" is a broad category, like painting,
> printmaking, fiber arts (weaving, sewing, etc), ceramics, mixed media,
> sculpture, learning about artists, for example.....
> Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus
> > Where does one begin in creating "units"?!
> > Kathryn