Link to Lesson Plans (for teachers)

Project 1: Embracing Challenges

LEARNING: In this project, student artists learn about four different artists who faced mental or physical challenges and turned these challenges to their advantage. 

CREATING: Student artists experiment with the idea of limitations. They are tasked with creating a sculpture from limited (recycled) materials. They finish by working with (a limited palette of) paint and mixing colors to complete their sculpture

CONNECTING: This project is thematically aligned with the topic ‘embracing challenges’. Specifically, it addresses the idea of overcoming challenges through initiative, creative problem solving, and perseverance.


Project 2: Rainforest Creature Marionettes

LEARNING: Students look at different defense mechanisms animals have developed to protect themselves, specifically focusing on rainforest creatures.
CREATING: Student artists brainstorm the ideal creature to live in the rainforest, then create marionette puppets of their creatures; using cardboard tubes as their base and coating the surface with layered tissue paper.
CONNECTING: This project is thematically aligned with the topic ‘Animal Defense Mechanisms’. Specifically, it builds on the learning students are doing around different animal defense mechanisms and asks them to demonstrate their knowledge through their design of a fictional animal.

Doodles Academy presents artworks in the public domain as well as works that are protected by copyright and used in accordance with fair use for informational or educational purposes. Because some of these materials are copyrighted, they are only to be used for educational purposes. You can read CMSI’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts to understand how to use and distribute these materials amongst your students.

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