Collaborative Organic Form

Collaborative Organic Form

achieving artist works through collaboration

Big Idea:

achieving artist works through collaboration

Description of Setting:

High School Art Classroom, 30+ students, 9 tables, 35 chairs, 2 sinks, projector

Public School, Fall Semester, 1st Quarter

45 minute class periods

Art History:

Examples of artists using organic shapes in sculpture: Henry Moore, Chihuly, Julia Lohmann

This artwork has a natural form with natural elements. We are not just simplifying but pulling out the smooth refreshing forms that we see in nature everyday

Goal and Outcomes:

Students will work with organic material to create original art.

Students will work together on a large scale project.

Students will look at nature to find natural elements of form.

Students will take separate pieces and make one large project.

Students can take technique and sculpture processes and utilize them on a grand scale to keep a sculpture sturdy structurally.

Students can find material of a natural nature to make sculpture

Student will discuss and critique artwork

Students will display artwork in the manner it is meant to be seen.


sketchbooks, pencils, wood, seaweed or like stretchable material. organic plants, paper, plastic,

Management Procedure:

Students will arrive on time and take there seats for attendance. Students will stay attentive and quiet while working.Students will not text on cell phones. Students will raise hand with questions. Students will respect one another and the work that is being created. Students will give positive feed back.

Instructional Process:

Students will walk into class and take their seats and wait for instruction. Once everyone is quiet students will be presented the still life assignment. We will then discuss drawing as line.

Basic set of art history will be outlined for them.

Students will sketch numerous design ideas and turn the best three in to the teacher.

Once idea and brain storming is finalized students will prepare their work. Using different methods to construct objects.

Students will use material of wood paper stretchable organic plants or other entities.

Students will then problem solve a way to make the structure sturdy as they begin to put all their works together as one cohesive whole.

Students will work in class separately and then together on the final product

Students will learn processes of lighting and brainstorm ways to produce clear path of organic form for the space that it will be living in.

Once students work is upon completion they will begin finding the proper base and display methods of their work.

Students will discuss and critique work.

Students will use artists discussed to write a paper and presentation to give in class.

critique and discussion.

Students will have the opportunity to pick an artist discussed to start there paper. This paper will help create an art history book and test material at the end of the year.

As the time nears end, the students will put away all material and find their table and wait for the bell patiently.

Student will leave the classroom courteous of one another.

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