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Students will examine the artistic characteristics of Summer; explain why Arcimboldo’s paintings were received with fascination, laughter, and admiration when given as gifts to other courts; and write a newspaper article detailing an event during which one of Arcimboldo’s paintings was given to a royal leader.
In this project, students take on the role of an industrial engineer and learn about user-centered product design. They will go through all of the steps of James Dyson’s design process to design a gift that other students would want to buy for one of their adult family members. Students then vote to choose two final designs to move into production and will also create marketing materials for selling the product at school or another appropriate venue.
• Engineering Design – product research, design process, industrial design, modeling, prototyping, measurement, production
• Business – budgets, consumer interviews, marketing
• Art – composition (color, texture, patterning, shape, etc.)
• English/Language Arts – reading, writing, communication, presentations
• 21st Century Skills – collaboration and leadership
Students will be able to:
• Conduct research by observing and recording the needs of the user.
• Complete a series of sketches that demonstrate their idea.
• Create a model of their idea.
• Present their model to the class and sell it to the community.
• Utilize the design process, meaning they go through the following steps:
o Idea Development
o 3D Prototyping
o Production & Testing
o Evaluation and Modification
The main document includes a brief letter and a detailed set of lesson plans for the aforementioned topic/theme. I have written it with 3rd Grade to 8th Grade in mind. As requested by a downloader, I have now added a ppt containing a number of useful diagrams and pictures.
A set of images drawn from the history of art, as found in Sister Wendy Beckett's (1995) A Child&'s Book of Prayer in Art - a book now somewhat difficult to acquire. \n\nAccompanied by a set of &';matching words' and further discussion points, I&'ve shown these paintings to pupils age 8-16 in both mainstream and SEBD settings. Children and young people always responded very positively to the them and the discussions and were always keen to have more lessons involving images drawn from art history.