“Art Lessons in the Classroom”: ArtsEd Washington Curriculum Portal

Lesson 10: Illustrating a Story

Description of Project:
Students construct collage illustrating one event in a narrative sequence.

Problem to Solve:
How can an artist tell a story and represent depth?

Student Understanding:
Sequencing events with shapes to represent a beginning, middle, end tells a visual story; making close shapes larger and far shapes smaller creates depth through size.

Learning Standards:
Visual Art 
1.1.a Brainstorm collaboratively multiple approaches to an art or design problem.

1.2.a Mark art or design with various materials and tools to explored personal interests, questions, and curiosity.

2.1.a Experiment with various materials and tools to explore personal interests in a work of art or design.

2.2.a Demonstrate safe procedures for using and cleaning art tools, equipment, and studio spaces.

2.3.a Repurpose objects to make something new.

3.a Discuss and reflect with peers about choices made in creating artwork.

7.1.a Perceive and describe the aesthetic characteristics of one’s natural world and constructed environments.

9.a Use learned art vocabulary to express preferences about the art-work.

10.a Create works of art about events in home, school, or community life.

Common Core ELA
2.SL2. Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through
other media.
2.RL.5.Describe the overall structure of a story, including how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
2.RL.7. Use information gained from the illustrations and words in print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

Washington Masterwork: from the King County Public Art Collection

Photo courtesy of 4Culture.