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

Lesson 6: Playing with Scale

Description of Project:
Students work collaboratively to create a 3-dimensional planar sculpture.

Problem to Solve:
How can changing scale change meaning?

Student Understanding:
Exaggerating the scale in relationship to the viewer can create a new perception of the object.

Learning Standards:
Arts GLEs
1.1.1 Elements: 3-D FORMS
1.1.2 Proportion, scale
1.2 Skills and techniques: Additive sculpture
2 Applies an artistic process Creative: develops ideas and techniques, presents

Common Core Math
6.RP.3.d. Use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units; manipulate and transform units appropriately when multiplying or dividing quantities.
Common Core ELA
6.SL.1.b. Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
6.SL.1.c. Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under study.
6.SL.1.d. Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.


Related Examples

Washington Masterworks: from the Tacoma Art Museum

Photos courtesy of the Tacoma Art Museum.