DESIGN PORTFOLIOS

By Dawn Boland, February 27, 2017

Grade Level

  • Middle School

Category

  • Other

Subject Area

  • Arts

Lesson Time

5 LESSONS

Introduction

STUDENTS ARE CREATING THEIR OWN PORTFOLIOS FOR AUDITIONS TO ART AND DESIGN HIGH SCHOOLS. STUDENTS WILL PARTICIPATE IN STRATEGIES TO DEVELOP THEIR ABILITIES TO DISCUSS THEIR OWN ARTWORK AS WELL AS THE ARTWORK OF OTHERS. STUDENTS WILL REFLECT ON THE TECHNIQUES THEY HAVE USED DURING THE WORKSHOPS.

National Standards

USA COMMON CORE Visual Arts – Anchor Standard #6 Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work   New York Dept of Education Art Making; Developing Art Literacy; Making Connections Through Visual Arts; Community and Cultural Resources; Exploring Careers and Lifelong Learning Links to Language Arts
  • Demonstrate independence
  • Build strong content knowledge
  • Respond to varying demands of audience, task purpose and discipline
Links to Mathematics
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
  • Use appropriate tools strategically
Investigate / Plan / Make Select / Analyse / Share Interpret / Analyse / Perceive   Trans-disciplinary Links Language Arts – Writing and Speaking Math – Number and Measurement

Objectives

STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO USE DESIGN AND ARTISTIC LANGUAGE TO DESCRIBE THEIR OWN ARTWORK AND THE ARTWORK OF OTHERS. STUDENTS WILL BE ENGAGED IN A VARIETY OF HANDS ON ACTIVITIES TO HELP THEM DEVELOP THEIR PORTFOLIOS.

Resources

COMPUTER AND PROJECTOR FOR PRESENTING IDEAS WHITEBOARD AND PENS ACCESS TO A VARIETY OF WEBSITES IS USEFUL.

Materials

ARTISTIC MEDIUMS SUCH AS A VARIETY OF PENCILS, CHARCOAL, PAINT AND PENS. VISUAL DIARIES, ART FOLIOS AND WORKSHEETS

Vocabulary

SEE ATTACHED PDF DOCUMENT WK 1 VOCABULARY AND DEFINITIONS

Procedures

ALL DIRECTIONS ARE INCLUDED IN THE ATTACHED PDF DOCUMENT DESIGN PORTFOLIO WORKSHOPS

Assessment

NO RUBRIC AVAILABLE A STUDENT IS DEEMED SUCCESSFUL IF, AFTER PARTICIPATING IN THE WORKSHOPS CAN DESCRIBE THEIR OWN ARTWORK CONFIDENTLY AND HAVE ABOUT 15 RESOLVED PIECES OF ARTWORK TO SHOW THE SCHOOLS TO WHICH THEY ARE APPLYING. STUDENTS HAVE ALSO BEEN SUCCESSFUL IF THEY CAN WORK ON THEIR OWN PIECES OUTSIDE OF THE WORKSHOP TIME.

Enrichment Extension Activities

STUDENTS CAN BE INTRODUCED TO NEW MEDIUMS AND TECHNIQUES FOR INCLUSION IN THEIR PORTFOLIOS.

Teacher Reflection

STUDENTS COULD PARTICIPATE OVER A LARGER PERIOD OF TIME TO DEVELOP THEIR PORTFOLIOS AND INDIVIDUAL WORKS FURTHER.

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