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Exploring process art: Grade 7-8

Summary

American artists from the 60?s and 70?s questioned the very nature of what art is, and what it could be made of, as well as the process of making it. By creating a work using unconventional materials from everyday life, students will explore process art.

Theory:

Students will experiment with gravity and chance to create a composition, and study how the repetition of certain elements and principles of design are used to create formal balance (symmetry) and informal balance (asymmetry) in compositions.

Creation:

Students will work in groups and experiment with gravity, chance and rhythm to produce a specific effect in their artwork.

Analysis:

Students will use grade-appropriate vocabulary and art terminology.

Cross Curriculum Links:

This lesson plan also explores the subject areas of? Language Arts.

Duration:

4 40-minute periods