Tuning into the Badlands:

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Feb 22, 2014 (3 years and 1 month ago)

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Tuning into the Badlands:

Light/ Color, Geometric Shapes/lines, Wind, and Water

Nancy McKay, AIR Fall 2013

Grades

K
-
5

Objectives:

1.

Students will learn the basics of silk painting, noting similarities between pigmentation on silk
and sedimentation in the roc
k layers at Badland
s
.

2.

Students will match shadow and other colors they see in the Badlands against paint
color samples

3.

They will create designs based on the

shaping forces of wind and water.

4.

Students will construct a kite, learn how to fly it by tuning int
o the characteristics of the wind.

Essential Vocabulary

Geometric Shapes

Pigments

Line

Stabilization


Kite tail

Rectangle

Sedimentation

Value

Drag


Kite String

Triangle

Capilary Flow

Wind force / direction


Trapezoid

Color

Lift


Kite Sail



Material
s


Photos of a scene


a.m. and p.m.

(
www.silkroadwandering.com

download)

Paint color samples

Markers

11x17 X
erox copies of the Trapanier Trapezoid Kites

Scissors

Scotch Tape

Adding machine tape for tails

Ar
tist specific demo materials: Silk, dyes, brushes, mixing tray, stretcher bars, examples of work


Facility requirements

Water

Multipurpose area

6
-
ft tables, 4 chairs for every 4 students. 1 demonstration table for artist


Activity Plan
:


Engage:

1.


Student
s


2 groups of a.m. colors and 2 groups of p.m. colors. Each group receives a photo of a
landscape (a.m. or p.m.) and a bag of paint color samples. Each group will come up with one
paint sample color for the artist to mix using French dyes.


Build Knowl
edge

1.

Artist will point out shape, shadows, and lines on the landscape photo

2.

Artist will demonstrate sedimentation on silk


Apply and Immerse

1.

Students will formulate

and draw/color with markers

a design for the sails of their kites, based on
the shapes and
lines of the landscape

2.

Students will paint lines on silk with the colors they chose based on the a.m. and p.m. landscapes

3.

Students will learn how to fly their kites, based on wind force/direction and how each part (string,
sail, and tail) helps the kite fl
y.


Assessment


1.

Students can name
3
geomet
ric shapes in the Badlands

2.

Students can match
at least 1 paint sample

to colors in the Badlands

3.

Students can differentiate between night and day photos of a scene in Badlands

4.

Students can de
scribe the sedimentation

process

5.

Students can describe

the shaping forces of wind and water in the Badlands

6.

Students can compose a design based on the colors and

shapes in the Badlands

7.

Students can explain the purposes of the kite’s sail, tail, and string

8.

Students understand how

to use the wind to safely fly kites


Standard addressed


V
isual artistic elements


color, line, shape, shadow

Other Disciplines


Geometry, Geology, Physics


force, lift, drag, stability