Shield

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.


P.2 Demonstrate skillful use of appropriate vocabularies,

tools, instruments, and technologies of the visual,

performing, or applied arts discipline.


Objectives:
  • Students will create a their own unique shield.

  • Students will demonstrate their knowledge of composition of design.

Vocabulary Words:

supporters, crest, motto


Preparation:

Have copies made for each student of the Coat of Arms/Heraldry Symbols and Meanings handout.


Materials and Resources:
  • evaluation sheet

  • example of Shield artwork

  • colored pencils

  • markers

  • crayons

  • black Sharpie marker (thin)

  • 20x30” white paper

  • Coat of Arms/Heraldry Symbols and Meanings handout

  • rough draft paper

  • pencil

Motivation-Instruction:
  • Teacher will show example of the project.

  • Discuss handout.

  • Go over evaluation sheet and expectations.

  • Discuss what supporters, motto, and crest and how they fit into the design.

Procedure:

Day 1:
  • Go over evaluation sheet and expectations.

  • Teacher will show examples of the project.

  • Discuss handout.

  • Discuss what supporters, motto, and crest and how they fit into the design.

  • Students will brainstorm symbols to go into their shields, and begin to draw their rough draft.

Day 2:
  • Students will finish their rough drafts.

  • Students will begin drawing their shield design onto the final paper.

Day 3:
  • Students will finish drawing their shields on the final paper and may begin coloring.

Day 4:
  • Students will continue coloring their shields.

Day 5:
  • Students will finish coloring their shields and turn their projects in.

Resources:
Lesson adapted from: Incredible @rt Department