Cup Alteration

Cup Alteration

Is it a Cup

Big Idea:

We are changing the perception of an object.

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 surrealist ideals in altering a behavior or expectation. Meret Oppenheim, Rene Magritte, Edward James, Salvador Dali

The Surrealist and futurist era created a stir in the way we think about art. Why does an object have to be the name it is given? Why does the artwork have to be represented as something we know? Common items were used to create unusual unnatural items. Almost in a dream state. A table could get up and walk away. A train runs out of fire place. We look internally for the anwser.

Goal and Outcomes:

Students will be able to alter an object.

Students will come brainstorm multiple avenues on how they will alter their cup.

Students will explain why they altered and how it changed the cups presence from it’s original form.

Positive Critique will be had at end of class.

Discussion pertaining to Surrealism in class. Is it art? How did it make you feel? Does this give you opportunities to express yourselves in other ways?


sketchbooks, pencil, cup

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 have time to think and discuss how they might alter their cup. In what way will it change the mood of the vessel? They will decide on the materials they will need and show sketched examples of their plans for the last 20 minutes.

They will have one week to complete the product.

critique and discussion. We will then learn and discuss positive feed back and critique.

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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