Tuesday, July 13, 2010

6th Grade Visual Journaling- Raining Popcorn

Check out my previous post for information on my Journey into a Work of Art visual journaling project.  I used the same set up for 6th grade and just changed the work of art from Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte to Sandy Skoglund's Raining Popcorn.  I LoOoOoOoOoVe her artwork!  She makes awesome installations, places models in the setting, and photographs.  Her artwork is great to talk about repetition, unity, texture, and color (lots of monochromatic artwork.)  One of my favorite pieces of her work is called the Cocktail Party.  (Here's a cool video showing her process: http://www.sandyskoglund.com/movies/camview/cocktail.html)

This project was also completed in one, 40-minute class period.  I showed the students a PowerPoint and explained the project just like I described in the 4th grade visual journaling post.  To help the students be more descriptive in their writing, and to add a little fun, I popped a couple bags of microwave popcorn and put it at each table.  The students had fun thinking about how the popcorn affected their senses and getting a little snack in art class.

We talked about using interesting adjectives as I knew they had been working on it in their English class.  I gave the students tan colored construction paper, pencils, sharpies, crayons, and colored pencils.  I showed the students how white crayon worked really well to draw popcorn on the warm colored construction paper and let them get to work!

1 comment:

  1. I was really excited to see your post about Sandy Skogland. I had the opportunity to see her present a talk at a conference several years ago and she was AMAZING! Thanks for posting about her.