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EAES Visual Art Unit Disabilities

EAES Visual Art Unit Disabilities

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with aChallengeA Visual Arts Unit forGrade 6
Unit Description/Rationale:
 This unit, designed to fit into the Grade 7 Visual Art Strand Unit of What’s itAll About: A Sense of Order, is constructedto demonstrate physicalchallenges that people have overcome in the expression of art, as well as togive students a chance to attempt to create art using the same disabilities.Students will learn a bit about various types of art, how art can representindividuals or cultures, as well as develop an understanding, appreciationand respect for people who challenge themselves on a day to day basis.Batiking, painting with both feet and mouth, and drawing are some of themediums with which this mini-unit is based on.
Unit Objectives:
 The Students will:
examine ways visual art mirrors and influences individuals, societies andcultures, past and present
examine sources of ideas for art-making, make connections between ideasand visual art works,
and generate ideas for personal expression
continue to discover a variety of sources of inspiration and considerthe sources as starting-points for personal expression
reflect on and examine the intentions, development andinterpretations of their own and their peers' art works
 Thin white cotton material and T-Shirts
Sticks of Parafin wax
Clothes iron
RIT dye
Washable poster paint
Large pieces of thick art paper
Dish soap
Wash tubs
LCD projector
Water color paints and brushes
Sight impairment tools(goggles, paper coverings, blindfolds, etc)
Garbage bags
 Jeffrey Ladow. AMFPA - Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists of the World.http://www.amfpa.com/html/show.php?lang=2&mid=98&appl=GALERIE&thema=8&i_exhib=-1&bcnt=-6&bnr=1&pid=76 This website has many images and explanations of Jeffrey Ladows artwork, as wellas a biography.
Color Symbolism Chart by Culture. About.com. 2008.http://webdesign.about.com/od/color/a/bl_colorculture.htm
Video1-3.Alvins Law of Life.http://www.alvinlaw.com/video/index.htmAlvin Law talks about his motivations, experiences and challenges that hehas overcome, while demonstrating his adaptability to life.

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