|Subject Area||Elementary Art|
|Unit of Instruction||Kusama Collage:Shape, Repitiion, Variety Collage|
|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.
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
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.