Places Container – Art & Words – Unit of Work


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Places Container - Art & Words - Unit of Work

This large unit of work explores the idea of ‘Places’ as a stimulus for creating an artwork. It asks students to turn a cylindrical container into an artwork by adding collage, drawings, blackout poetry, stencilling and other techniques. This unit offers students plenty of opportunies for an individual and personal response. During this unit, students will:

  • Create a mind map to explore ‘Places’, responding to a personal place.
  • Research an Artist.
  • Create an Image Page using photography and other methods.
  • Create drawings.
  • Create blackout poetry and stencilled words.
  • Gain an understanding of mixed media.

This download includes:

  • A 5-page written unit of work that explains every step and includes links to an introductory video (1.43 mins) and an instructional video on how to paint the stencilled letters (2.28 mins). The unit comprises 12 stages plus extension activity ideas.
  • An 11-slide PowerPoint. This includes objectives, an animated slide on how to build up a mind map, detailed instructions on how to create a research page, slides to introduce the images page and blackout poetry, and additional slides on how to collage the container—pictured above.
  • A single-column assessment rubric.

This exciting unit or work builds a range of skills for your students.

Materials required: Pens, drawing pencils, sketchbooks or paper, acrylic, sponges, glue, watercolour and brushes.

Students collect their own container, fiction book and pieces of map.

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Sarah Crowther is The Arty Teacher. She is a high school art teacher in the North West of England. She strives to share her enthusiasm for art by providing art teachers around the globe with high-quality resources and by sharing her expertise through this blog.

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I set up The Arty Teacher because I have a passion for my subject that I want to share with other art teachers around the world.

I have been a high school art teacher for over 20 years, so I understand what it’s like to be in front of a class of students, often with very different abilities and attitudes.

I wanted to develop resources that would help teachers to bring out the best in every student in every class. I also wanted to free-up staff from time-consuming lesson preparation to let them focus instead on delivering exciting, motivating, dynamic lessons, supported by excellent resources.

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