Four Accomplishments, No. 2:
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Four Accomplishments, No. 2 early 19th c., block print on silk, 25 in. x 10.25 in. Freer Gallery, Washington D.C., USA
In this lesson, students will:
- Analyze Toyohiro’s Four Accomplishments, No. 2 and learn about Japanese art and calligraphy
- Identify vertical and diagonal lines, foreground and background
- Find trees, screens, calligraphy, and repeated patterns
- Sketch trees
- Print with corks and sponges
- Create tree screens using color to show seasons
Lesson Teaching Notes
A document of summary pages on the lesson’s Key Concepts, Vocabulary, Discussion Questions, Artist Points, and Project Directions.
Map and Location
Common Core Standards
Identify and describe shapes.
Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three-dimensional (“solid”).
Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes.
Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.
Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes.
Describe and compare measurable attributes.
Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use:
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).
Comprehension and Collaboration:
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
- Look for examples of patterns made with vertical and diagonal lines in the trees and branches.
- Notice ways in which you created different trees using the same print method.
- Describe how painting with a cork creates a different look than painting with a brush.
- Show how you mixed red and yellow to create orange. Find examples of orange in other students’ artwork.
- Tell how you used the printing process to create a seasonal screen.
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