This is the first lesson in this module. The lesson will introduce students to this portion of the module which is talking more in depth about different mediums artists can work in.
The lesson will start out by having a variety of different pieces of art around the room: some paintings, a few photographs, a couple of sculptures.
Students will be asked to look at the different pieces of art and turn and talk about one piece that really interests them. Depending on time and what has been covered in class before, students could sketch in their sketchbooks one of their favourite pieces.
After this brief introduction, the instruction part of the lesson will begin. The teacher will ask what the students noticed about the different art pieces which will lead to talking about different mediums. It is important to stress that there are many, many different types of mediums that artists can create in/with and that we might not be able to talk about each one in depth, but they are all valid, important and interesting.
It would be a good idea to record the instruction part of this lesson so it can be posted online for parents to watch as well since some of this module will be done at home.
Evaluation for this lesson will be as an exit sheet while students are transitioning into their next subject. On a four point scale, they will rate their participation in the discussion or sketch time.
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