Maggie White wrote: > > Well, guys, after taking one of those exhausting, quick-and-dirty weekend > classes for professional growth credit (traveling 360 miles round trip to > Phoenix), I find myself brain dead for ideas for my final project. We > have to write five interrelated lesson plans on multicultural art, _each > one_ with 12 components (curriculum concepts; how the lesson corresponds > with the visual art standards; lesson objectives; background info, etc.) > > I've chosen BEADS as my unit, and so far have three lessons: the first is > the history of beads; the second on Japanese netsuke beads (their history > and then a hands-on project carving some); the third on millefiore beads > (history and then hands-on). I'm not used to dividing my units up into > such tiny increments! I thought for the fourth plan we'd do rolled-paper > beads and found-object beads--yeah, I know, this is getting to be a real > stretch. > > Can any of you geniuses think up a good fifth lesson? I thought of maybe > having a bead market where the students would trade beads and then make > something with them, but not being a jewelry person myself I don't know > what to do with them other than string them, much less write a > 12-component lesson plan on it. The lesson does not have to be like a > culminating activity for the whole unit, and doesn't even have to be the > last one. > > BTW, this is for a HS level art history class, but I'll entertain any > ideas for any level. > > THANKS!! > > Maggie
How about something on Liza Lou...she does interiors (kitchen) all
covered with tiny beads. They are life sized. I think she had some work
at the New Museum of Contemporary art. Really intricateIf you want the
students to "make" something, maybe they could do a miniature of an
interior important to them. As far as "history", I guess it would be
about contemporary uses of a traditional medium, like contemporary
quiltmaking. I think your ideas sound neat.