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OBJECTIVES

As a result of this activity, students will be able to:
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  • Understand the difference between profile and frontal views of the human figure and why ancient Egyptians combined both
  • Plan and transfer a design from two dimensions to three dimensions
  • Construct a shallow box mold of wood or cardboard
  • Correctly mix, pour, mold and carve plaster of paris

STANDARDS

Michigan Curriculum Framework: Content Standards and Benchmarks:Arts Education:

Content Standard No. 2 Creating: All students will apply skills and knowledge to create in the arts

Explore and understand prospective subject matter, ideas, and symbols for works of art
Select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning

Content Standard No. 4 Arts in Context: Understand, analyze, and describe the arts in their historical, social, and cultural contexts.

Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times, and places.
Analyze, describe, and demonstrate how factors of time and place (such as climate, resources, ideas and technology) influence visual characteristics that give meaning and value to a work of art.

Excerpted from: Arts Education Content Standards and Benchmarks: Working Draft (Michigan Department of Education, 1996). For a complete listing of Arts Standards, contact the Office of Curriculum Development, Michigan Department of Education 517-373-7248.

 

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