Wednesday, September 14, 2011

diorama of a fashion window display lesson plan


Student diorama of a fashion window display.
Title: Diorama of a fashion window display
Unit Title & Sequence Number: Fashion Design I: Lesson IV
Goals/Objectives:
  • Students will be able to interpret a 2-dimentional sketch into a 3-dimentional display no smaller than the standard sized 12’’x12’’ pizza sized box.
  • Students will be able to research window displays on the internet and/or in public spaces in order to gain inspiration and design concepts for this assignment.
Missouri Show-Me Standards:
  • (VA2) FA2 - Artists communicate ideas through artworks by selecting and applying art elements and principles.
GLEs:
  • EP.2.C.HS Level 4 Select and use elements of art for their effect in communicating ideas through artwork. Use forms expressively to communicate ideas.
  • EP.2.D.HS Level 4 Select and use elements of art for their effect in communicating ideas through artwork. Use textures expressively to communicate ideas.
  • Ep.2.C.HS Level 3 Select and use elements of art for their effect in communicating ideas through artwork. Identify and create complex form in-the-round
Grade Level: High School (10 – 12)
Length of Class Period: 55 minutes a day, five days a week
Frequency of Class Periods Needed To Complete Lesson: Approximately fifteen, days will be necessary for the completion of this project. Students are given four weeks to complete and submit large studio projects during my fashion design courses because sketchbook assignments are also worked on during class at the same time.
Facility & Equipment Requirements:
  • large tables
  • good lighting
  • computer for power point presentations
  • large locked cabinet and keys
  • blackboard
  • sink
Resources:
  • Fashion window display power point
  • “Fashion Design Drawing Course” by Tatham/Seaman 
Materials:
  • markers, colored pencils, pastels, watercolors
  • cardboard box, 12”x12” inch pizza box
  • variety of papers and chipboard
  • white glue
Vocabulary Words: All vocabulary definitions were taken directly from “Fashion Design Drawing Course” by Tatham/Seaman
  • target market – The range of target customers that a retailer aims to satisfy.
  • working drawing – The representation of a garment as it would look laid out flat, rather than drawn on a figure. Used to convey precise information about the construction, trims, finishes, and any other details of the pieces. Also known as “flats,” or technical or specification drawings.
  • presentation board – A light foam board available in various sizes from art supply stores. Used for presenting work to tutors, employers, and clients.
  • Range – Used interchangeably with “collection” to describe the group of garments produced each season by a designer. “Range” has also more specifically commercial overtones, indicating a selection of coordinating garments that offers maximum choice to the customer within the parameters of the range.
  • mixed media – A combination of different media within the same image. Possible media include color pencils, oil pastels, crayons, gouache, watercolor paints, pen and ink, or even a computer or photocopier
  • color theming – Giving the items in a collection a common identity through the repeated use of certain colors
  • mixed media – A combination of different media within the same image. Possible media include color pencils, oil pastels, crayons, gouache, watercolor paints, pen and ink, or even a computer or photocopier
Step-by-step Activity Specifics:
1. Students will first be shown a power point presentation of the studio assignment
2. Students will be given an opportunity to search for window displays online during a visit to the technology lab or library computer lab
3. Students will be asked to bring an appropriate 12’x12’’ pizza box or large shoe box to class in order to cut and paste paper and textile elements into it to create a diorama.
4. Students will make sketches and review their ideas with peers and the teacher in class prior to beginning the studio assignment
5. The teacher will give a simple demonstration of diorama techniques
6. Students will be given ample time to finish and turn in their project
Health & Safety Concerns: There are no health and safety concerns for this lesson.
Special Needs Adaptations:
Modifications for the hard-of-hearing or deaf student:
  • Student will be seated closer to instructor so they will be better equipped to hear instructions or read lips
  • Student will be provided with written instructions so that they read about the discussions and demonstrations
  • The instructor may use a amplification devise provided by the school or student’s parents
Modifications for the student with limited vision or blindness:
  • Students will be allowed to observe samples of art projects with their hands and for extended periods of time
  • Students will be provided with safe tools and one-on-one guidance during a demonstration of the project
  • The project may be slightly adjusted to accommodate the student’s limitations or for safety reasons
  • Student will be given ample time to exist classroom before large crowds gather outside of the classroom.
Modifications for students with mild brain injury:
  •  Students will be provided with duplicate instructions for home and school. Student will not need to remember to carry home materials to review.
  • Students will be given ample time to exist classroom with a pre-determined aid or peer before the official end of a class.
  • Instructor will provide for parent e-mail communication concerning the progress and needs of their student.
  • Student may be given special seat assignment in order to enable his participation in class appropriately. Specific peers may be better equipped to articulate projects visually for this student.
Cleanup Time & Strategy: At the end of every school class period, students are expected to take a few minutes to clean their area, store their supplies and shelf their art project in an area set aside for their work. Storage space in a locked cabinet is reserved for fragile work if needed.
Assessment: An art rubric and a class critique day will be assigned for the grading of this project.
Reflection & Revision: This must be filled out at a later date.

Lesson plans and jpgs copyrighted by Grimm 2001
excluding  vocabulary definitions, from “Fashion Design Drawing Course” by Tatham/Seaman
 
Window Displays on The Web: