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Erin Latham

Erin Latham

The Art of Assemblage

Discipline: Mixed Media Assemblage Art

Grade Levels: 3-5

Number of sequential sessions in lesson plan: 6

Curriculum Summary

This course focuses on the artistic tradition of assemblage. Students will interact with various media, art forms, and traditions created by artists from around the world by amassing and sculpting materials. By engaging with artists who create works in folk assemblage style, students will repurpose found objects, create wondrous painted pieces, and incorporate recycled and repurposed materials to create something beautiful. This six-session course encompasses the artworks of several prominent folk assemblage artists, including Lonnie Holley, Manuel Jimenez, and Bessie Harvey. It will include projects based on the art of assemblage found in other artists' works around the world.

Oklahoma Academic Standards Addressed

D.PR.1: Students will develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation
D.PR.2: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation
D.PR.3: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work
D.CR.1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work
D.CR.2: Organize and develop artistic and work
D.CR 3: Refine and complete artistic work
D.RE.1: Perceive and analyze artistic work
D.RE.2 Construct meaningful interpretations of artistic work
D.RE.3: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work
D.CN.1: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art
D.CN.2: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding


Curriculum Sessions