DMA Fruit Study Unit

(Teacher Page) to view the student page here

Big Ideas:

  • Complex tasks require the acquisition of additional skills. 

Curricular Competencies:

  • processes, technologies, tools, strategies, and techniques to support creative works 

  • issues in ethical media practices, including moral copyright and reproduction

  • personal and collective responsibility associated with presenting in a safe learning environment

DMA is a combination of Fine Arts and Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies. This unit is targeted to Grade 8 students. More information about BC curriculum can be found at the following links:

https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/arts-education/8/core 

https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/adst/8/core

Meeting ALL learning needs

The unit will include the following formats: 

  • Video Tutorials: Assists Visual learners, ESL students, and Auditory learners. It also gives students the ability to pause, re-watch, or fast forward based on their own learning needs. Students are guided with the introductory lesson (but could do the entire unit by distance like transition students with health problems during covid).  

  • Website & Teams with explicit written instructions: Visually impaired students, or ESL can translate/ read the text provided on the website/ Teams. Students that need explicit step-by-step instruction, that do not have the patience to sit and watch demo videos can use the written descriptions to complete assignments.

About technologies

Technologies used in this unit are:

  • BYOD computers and class set of touch-screen laptops.

  • Office 365 Suite, Microsoft Teams

  • Teacher website: www.ajvittie.com

  • Pexels, Pixabay, Unsplash (Online Image resources)

  • Video on Canadian Copyright Law

  • Autodesk Sketchbook

Lesson 01) Fruit Study Research
 

What Students Will Do

Students will be able to use the following creative process(es) to create and respond to art: 

  • Ability to research and assess online resources for images to use with appropriate permissions in the creation of artwork 

What Students Will Know

Students will know the following concepts and content:

  • The rights that each artist has under Canadian copyright law

  • The categories of creative commons permissions

  • Resources where students can find artwork free to use under creative commons  

Materials and technologies

Students will use the following materials, tools, equipment:

  • BYOD computers and class set of touch screen laptops.

  • Office 365 Suite, Microsoft Teams

  • Teacher website: www.ajvittie.com

  • Pexels, Pixabay, Unsplash (Online Image Resources)

  • Video on Canadian Copyright Law

Pre-Class Preparation

The teacher will need to make the following preparations prior to the class(es)

  • BYOD technology set-up and Digital Citizenship lessons.

  • Set up Microsoft Teams for class, as well as Assignment.

  • Build pages on teacher website: www.ajvittie.com, including links that provide MAY-DO research or deeper learning options.

Lesson

 (Teacher Action)

  • Teacher asks guiding questions: Where can I find images to use in my artwork? How do I know I have permission to use it?

  • Teacher Assigns 01) Fruit Study research on Teams

  • Teacher projects ajvittie.com on the fruit study page. The teacher describes the history of studying fruit as a way to learn about colour realism and shape realism. Provides examples and additional links. 

  • Teacher Shows Video on Canadian Copyright. The teacher stops at integral parts of the video and asks students questions and/ or adds to the information that the video doesn't cover. ie. What does Canadian Copyright not cover?    

  • The teacher Shows students the Creative Commons Licences website and talks about different kinds of licensing. 

  • The teacher asks students to find an image of fruit to paint (with permission). Complete Assignment 01) Fruit Study Research. 

Approx 2 days to complete

(Student Action)

  • Please see the webpage Fruit Study for more details.

  • In lieu of access to Teams, an image of the Teams assignment with instructions is included. 

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Assessment/Evaluation

  • Students are provided with a list of criteria, to fulfill in I statements 

  • Students are provided with an online rubric, and assignments are graded and returned online with a comment.

  • Students are provided with a self-assessment, with room to comment about what they may have done to exceed expectations.

  •  A teacher meeting will be arranged to review the work. If an assignment is incomplete or has a low grade, students have the opportunity to change and re-submit work. 

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Lesson 02) Fruit Study Digital Painting

Approx 8 days to complete

What Students Will Do

Students will be able to use the following creative process(es) to create and respond to art: 

  • Ability to create an artwork that looks life-like in colour and shape using Autodesk Sketchbook. 

What Students Will Know

Students will know the following concepts and content in Autodesk Sketchbook:

  • How to open a template 

  • How to re-size, and manipulate layers

  • How to find/ re-create colours

  • How to use selection tools

  • How to use layers and gradient tools to create 3 dimensional shapes

  • How to create texture using a variety of brushes

  • How to add text to an image

  • How to save and export work in a variety of formats

Materials and technologies

Students will use the following materials, tools, equipment:

  • BYOD computers and class set of touch-screen laptops.

  • Office 365 Suite, Microsoft Teams

  • Teacher website: www.ajvittie.com

  • Autodesk Sketchbook

  • Tutorial Videos provided by the teacher

Pre-Class Preparation

The teacher will need to make the following preparations prior to the class(es)

  • BYOD technology set up Autodesk Sketchbook

  • File saving techniques/ One Drive 

  • Set up Microsoft Teams for class, as well as Assignment

  • Build pages on teacher website: www.ajvittie.com, including links that provide MAY-DO research or deeper learning options

  • Provide tutorial videos

Lesson

 (Teacher Action)

  • Teacher asks guiding questions: 

  • How do I make my digital paintings look realistic using Autodesk Sketchbook?

  • What is colour realism?

  • How have artists in the past used these techniques, and how can I apply these techniques to a digital painting program?

  • Teacher Assigns 02) Fruit Study research on Teams (including several demo videos)

(Student Action)

  • Please see the webpage Fruit Study for more details.

  • In lieu of access to Teams, an image of the Teams assignment with instructions is included. 

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Assessment/Evaluation

  • Students are provided with a list of criteria, to fulfill in I statements 

  • Students are provided with an online rubric, and assignments are graded and returned online with a comment.

  • Students are provided with a self-assessment, with room to comment about what they may have done to exceed expectations.

  •  A teacher meeting will be arranged to review the work. If an assignment is incomplete or has a low grade, students have the opportunity to change and re-submit work.  

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Lesson 03) Fruit Study Gallery of Work

Given 14 days to complete between lessons in next unit. 

What Students Will Do

Students will be able to use the following creative process(es) to create and respond to art: 

  • Ability to post and respond to artwork created in class.

What Students Will Know

Students will know the following concepts and content:

  • How to add an image to the Gallery of Work channel in Teams

  • How to keep a comment positive and relevant

Materials and technologies

Students will use the following materials, tools, equipment:

  • BYOD computers and or class set of touch-screen laptops

  • Office 365 Suite, Microsoft Teams

  • Teacher website: www.ajvittie.com

Pre-Class Preparation

The teacher will need to make the following preparations prior to the class(es)

  • BYOD technology set up

  • Set up Microsoft Teams for class, as well as Assignment and Gallery of Work channel

Lesson

 (Teacher Action)

  • Teacher asks guiding questions: 

  • What can I say about other's artwork that is both positive and relevant?

  • Teacher Assigns 03) Fruit Study GALLERY Teams 

(Student Action)

  • Please see the webpage Fruit Study for more details.

  • In lieu of access to Teams, an image of the Teams assignment with instructions is included. 

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Assessment/Evaluation

  • Students are provided with a list of criteria, to fulfill in I statements 

  • Students are provided with an online rubric, and assignments are graded and returned online with a comment. If an assignment is incomplete or has a low grade, students have the opportunity to change and re-submit work. 

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