Jazz Collage

4 Days (55 minute class)


Michigan Merit Curriculum:

C.3 Understand, recognize, and use the elements,
organizational principles, patterns, relationships,
techniques, skills, and applications of the visual, performing,
or applied arts discipline.


C.4 Use the best available and appropriate instruments,
resources, tools, and technologies to facilitate critical
decision-making, problem solving, editing, and the creation
of solutions.


P.2 Demonstrate skillful use of appropriate vocabularies,
tools, instruments, and technologies of the visual,
performing, or applied arts discipline.


R.1 Observe, describe, reflect, analyze, and interpret works
of the visual, performing, or applied arts.


Objectives:

  • Students will create a jazz collage using newspaper, construction paper, and their own drawings.

  • Students will demonstrate their knowledge of composition and design.

  • Students will use an Element of Art – shape – to create a background for their project.

Vocabulary Words:

non-objective, geometric shapes, organic shapes, Romare Bearden, collage, balance, asymmetrical





Preparation:

Have copies made for each student of pictures of different types of musical instruments. Have and get out copies of the Scholastic Art magazine issue about Romare Bearden to show to students.


Materials and Resources:
  • evaluation sheet

  • example of Jazz Collage

  • colored pencils

  • markers

  • crayons

  • black Sharpie marker (thin)

  • 12x18” white paper

  • instruments handout

  • pencil

  • newspaper

  • scissors

  • glue

  • construction paper

Motivation-Instruction:

  • Teacher will show example of the project.

  • Discuss artist Romare Bearden and show examples of his artwork.

  • Go over evaluation sheet and expectations.


Procedure:

Day 1:

  • Go over evaluation sheet and expectations.

  • Teacher will show examples of the project.

  • Discuss artist Romare Bearden and show examples of his artwork.

  • Students will draw 5 large musical instruments onto their white paper.

Day 2:

  • Students will finish drawing the 5 instruments and draw in the background.

  • Students will begin to color their drawn instruments and background with colored pencils, crayons, and/or markers.

Day 3:

  • Students will finish coloring.

  • Students will begin to draw and then cut out 3 more instruments from construction paper and then 5 more instruments from newspaper.



    Day 4:

  • Students will finish cutting out the instruments from construction paper and newspaper and then paste all the instruments onto their picture.


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