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Ethan Buck

Middle School 6-8

CREATING CONNECTING RESPONDING - PRESENTING

Title: Design Your Own Company logo


Unit Duration/# of Sessions: 3-5
sessions
Enduring Ideas: Self, Defining Self
Middle school is a very big time in teenagers lives
where they begin to discover who they really are
and what in their lives defines them.
Artists/Art/Artifacts and Art Techniques:
Line drawing
Artists of interest areas (will be
researched)
Daily Lesson Vignette:
Day 1
Intro:
-Introduce idea of project
-Show design examples and tattoos
Discussion/Demonstration:
-Discuss what things can make a solid
design
-Demonstrate only use of line to create
an image
Making:
-Brainstorming time/sketching ideas
-Also can be researching with provided
technology
Clean Up/Closure:
-Wrap up drawings/sketches
-Finish pencil sketches as homework

Lesson Overview: Students will design a


company logo that defines themselves
or their interests. They will brainstorm
ideas, look up artists in their area of
interest, and also learn to screen print
their finished logo/design.

Materials:
-Paper/Tracing
paper
-Pencils
-Pens
-Screens
-Screen filler
-Transparency paper
-Materials to print
on

Key Concepts: The students will learn about


representation and meaning behind imagery and
styles of drawing.
-What draws you towards your interests?
-What aesthetics define a perfect image to you?
-What events/interests have impacted you most?

Equipment:
-Darkroom
-Print press
Estimated Cost:
-Varied upon initial
buying of

Links and Attached Files:


Students will do own research into
artists of their interests.
Accommodations: This project allows
students to research into their own personal
interests so it wont need to be diversified.
For students who finish early, they may
experiment more with printing their design in
multiple colors or on different materials.
Students with a physical disability may be
assisted in the printing process and heights
of the press can be raised or lowered to
accommodate everyone.

Vocabulary: Representation, Screen Printing, Registration

Ethan Buck
Middle School 6-8

CREATING CONNECTING RESPONDING - PRESENTING

Day 2
Intro:
-Quick review of project
Discussion/Demonstration:
-Show how to use tracing paper
-Pen drawing final product
Making:
-Pen drawing of final design
Clean Up/Closure:
-Turn in final drawing if finished to make
into transparency
-Finish pen drawing as homework if
needed
Day 3
Intro:
-Show screen-printed pieces
Discussion/Demonstration:
-How to burn screen in dark room
-How to mix printing ink
-How to print image
-Separation of colors if students feel
obliged to do multiple colors
Making:
-Finishing up pen drawings and burning
screens
-Begin printing if time
Clean-up/Closure:
-Make sure all final drawings are
transparency
-Clean out screens if printed
-Put away screens

NCAS/GLES/ COMMON CORE:


Creating: Generate artistic ideas and work.
Presenting: Convey meaning through the presentation of
artistic work
Responding: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work
Connecting: Relate work to context to deepen understanding
Strand 1- 1A, 1D, 3B
(Kid Friendly Objectives connected to standards)
Process Objectives:
-Students will be able to use line drawing to create recognizable or unique
images.
-Students will be able to properly screen print an image with one-multiple colors.
-Students will be able to clean out screens.
Product Objectives:
-Students will create a meaningful piece of art
-Students will create a properly printed and registered image without over or
under filling the screen.
Presenting Objectives
-Students will be able to explain the personal meaning behind their piece.
-Students will be able to elaborate on image and color choice.
Process Assessments:
-Students will be working intently and searching multiple sources for inspiration.
-Students will have sketches of ideas and be able to explain the reasoning behind
their choices.
-Students will use equipment properly and keep the facilities clean after using.
Product Assessments:
-Students will have created a meaningful piece of art that represents them.
-Students will have created a properly printed/registered image of their design
Presenting Assessments:
-Students will explain to class/teacher the meaning behind their work and show
they have put thought into the representation in the image.

Ethan Buck
Middle School 6-8

CREATING CONNECTING RESPONDING - PRESENTING

Assessment Notes:
If students create the intended
product above and beyond
expectations, they could possibly
be shown how to print more colors
and create more intricate designs. If
not, the process may need more
time for one color or simply
brainstorming time.

Supporting Documents Attached:

Teacher Reflection:
The students will be able to easily explain the choices of imagery
and colors they chose to represent their tattoo or logo. They also
will be proud of the screen-printing they have completed and be
curious into exploring the medium more.