Q1Wk8-15 Oct3-Dec13 K

TeacherLinda Brush
Subject AreaElementary Art
Grade LevelK
Week #8-17
Unit of InstructionKusama Collage:Shape, Repitiion, Variety Collage
Standard(s) Taught
  • I can explore different ways to make art.  VA.K.S.1.1
  • I can use my own ideas to decide how I want to create my art.  VA.K.S.1.2 
  • I can become a better artist by practicing.  VA.K.S.2.1 
  • I can describe the steps used to make art.  VA.K.S.2.2 
  • I can improve my art skills by practicing.  VA.K.S.3.1
  • I can improve my craft skills by practicing.  VA.K.S.3.2
  • I can use art tools and materials safely in art class.  VA.K.S.3.3
  • I can identify other peoples artwork and the ideas they show.  VA.K.S.3.4
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

• Today I will learn about SHAPE and REPETITION so that I CAN create PATTERNED polka dot paper in the style of YAYOI KUSAMA.
• Today I will learn about COLOR and VARIETY so that I CAN choose CONTRASTING colors that help each layer of my flower stand out from each other.
• Today I will learn about FORM so that I CAN create THREE-DIMENSIONAL details to the center of my flowers.

Classroom Activities

Students will learn about Japanese, modern artist, Yayoi Kusama. They will use a variety of techniques to create dotted paper, both with paint and collage. They will draw different flowers and cut their flower shape then use a CONTRASTING colored paper to cut
out the middle of the flower, stem and leaves. After, they will arrange your collage and glue onto black paper. Last, they will air-dry clay to form embellishments for the flowers, such as 3D flower centers. 

Assignments Due
Additional Resources

Modern artist Yayoi Kusama is a fabulous artist for young students to learn about because her artwork is approachable and whimsical. I love her series of larger-than-life polka dotted flower sculptures. Students will love created fun, dotted paper that they will turn into a playful flower collage. ABOUT YAYOI KUSAMA: Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist who is known for her bright, colorful artwork that features polka dots. In fact, she is sometimes called “The Princess of Polka Dots.” Kusama became focused on polka dots because she felt like each dot represents a person who is part of the greater universe.