skills. Complete TEKS for 6th grade art.
1. Perception: a.
2. Creative expression/performance: a.and c.
3. Historical cultural heritage: a. and b.
a. and b.
will describe this work of art as reflecting the beliefs of Mexicans in
the viceregal period. Will explain the origins of the process in indigenous
cultures of Mexico, and how the sculpture as a whole represents European
and indigenous traditions.
will describe the process and materials used in the creation of this work
will create their own sculptures in a lightweight material that shows
themselves in an active pose.
Work of Art
a large image of this sculpture, the students will describe the subject
matter and discuss that subject in its historical context
will describe the elements of art: color, line, shape, value and texture
and the principles of art such as repetition, and balance in this work
of art and explain how the use of these elements and principles contribute
to the expressive effect of this piece.
will note the material used in creating this work of art and discuss similar
materials and how they are used today.
Four to five
45 minute periods
light wire and wood block
papier mache materials(paste, newspaper,etc.)
paint and brushes
sketch themselves in an active pose from their own life...running, jumpling,
playing tennis,etc. and the type of outfit they wear when engaged in that
will build an armature of wire 10-12 inches tall (light- weight clothes
hanger wire will work for this) and attach it with nails to a base of
wood until firm.
will cover the armature with strips of newspaper to complete the form
to represent themselves in a physical activity.
When the work is completely formed and dried they will paint in their
features and their clothing with tempera paint and spray over the completed
work with lacquer or shellac to preserve it.
pieces should be displayed in the room with a photo of St James.
discuss their work of art and how they met the lesson objectives. Students
could also write a comparison of their work of art with the sculpture
of St Michael in terms of elements and principles of art and expressive
Each piece of
sculpture should be strong enough to stand by itself on its wooden base,
show the physical characteristics of the student who created the piece,
represent that student in a recognizable physical activity, and be painted
to show detail and complete the work to be attractive as a work of art.
See assessment matrix.