Rococo Fans

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Lesson

Students create a fan with Rococo influence

Recommended Ages

Preschool to middle school

Historical Art Examples or References

Rococo is an 18th century French artistic movement. It is very ornate, focusing on light colors, curved lines and asymmetrical design. You can learn more about Rococo here and here!

Vocabulary

Rococo: style of ornamental and theatrical form of art

Materials

Paper

Yarn

Glue

Watercolor or markers

Gold paint (optional)

Anticipatory Set

Discussion the movement

Directions

1. Fold the paper into a fan.

2. Make tassels out of the yarn.

3. Glue the tassels on to the fan.

4. Begin decorating the fan with markers or watercolors.

5. Paint the edges of the fan with gold paint (optional).

Reflection

Life applications; how the lesson might apply to non-art related experiences or other types of knowledge.

1. What was the Rococo movement?

2. What was Rococo for?

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