Objective: Students will learn the ideas and concepts behind the Surrealist art movement while creating paper illustrations that incorporate light-up Chibitronics circuit stickers.
Created by: Kristin Osiecki. Learn more about Kristin in our Meet the Maker series.
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Lesson Plan Summary:
Topics: Surrealism, illustration, drawing, elements and principals of design, basic principals of electronics
NSES: B National Core Arts Standards: -Creating: 1,2,3 -Responding: 7,8,9 -Connecting: 10,11
NSVA: 1-4, 8-10
-Chibitronics LED stickers
-paper of various weights, colors and opacities
Nice to haves:
-100% graphite pencils
-Foam or illustration board for mounting + layering
1- Introduce students to key characteristics of Surrealism
2- Surrealist word game – This step can be skipped, but it is a great means of generating ideas.
3- Sketching + Tracing -techniques for sketching, breaking down images into simple shapes, and using tracing paper to transfer them to a variety of different kinds of paper. -creating three-dimensional layers with paper and foam-core. -adding simple shading and details with colored pencils
4- Designing a circuit around your piece of artwork
5- Assembling + Circuitry -This will depend on the kind of circuit you have chosen