Description:Students use art to create their own “Flower Show Art Arrangements” in honor of the famous Philadelphia Flower Show and also to connect their art with news and current events.Flowers are a symbol of compassion and connect us to nature. People and plants grow together.
Project Ideas: compassion, mental healing, social health, interpersonal
Anticipatory Set: Discuss flowers as symbols of compassion. Flowers are a way to connect to other peoples feelings, while expressing care or concern.
Vocabulary: symmetry, monoprinting, relief, collage, composition, compassion
- Student learn basic flower identification and draw flowers, following along with teacher.
- Students create paper relief vases and explore symmetry through folded paper which they collage to flower arrangement drawing.
- Students paint half of the vase and fold, adding pressure to transfer decoration to other side of paper utilizing basic monoprinting technique.
- Students cut out 3 to 5 flowers. and glue them onto the vase.
Discussion: How do you arrange your flowers so your drawing is unique? How is flower arranging and making art similar and how is it different? What does your bouquet of flowers say to someone?