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ArtistSubject featured in the handoutEdo-era Japanese landscape and haiku BashoMediumMaterialsWatercolor paintsBrushesWater cupsRice paperDowel rodsStringGluePencilColored pencilsNotebook paperKey Concept or GoalStudents will discover how to describe nature using visual and literaryartsVocabulary UtilizedWatercolorLandscapeNegative and positive spaceForeground midground backgroundHaikuKigoAdjectiveSyllableObjectives met inAestheticsStudents discover how Edo-era artists show the beauty of nature Art MakingStudents examine how Art HistoryStudents identify the defining characteristics of Edo-era landscapeCriticismStudents compare 20th-century American landscape to Edo-era landscape OutcomesEach student produces a wall scroll depicting a watercolor landscape andfeaturing an original haiku Showing the Beauty of NatureAgendaI Large group discussion Comparing landscapesThe group initially examines Ansel Adams Winter Sunrise identifyingsubject medium and use spaceThe group similarly examines Katsushika Hokusais Boy Viewing MountFuji then compares and contrasts the two artworksII Small group activity Examining Japanese Edo-era landscapesWhoWhat is in this paintingWhere are theyWhat are they doingWhat season is it What time of dayDid the artist leave more negative space or positive spaceWrite down three adjectives that describe this paintingPick one haiku you think goes with the paintingIII Large group discussion Connecting landscape to poetryEach small group shares its painting haiku and what they wroteThe group makes inferences about the rules for Japanese landscapepaintingThe group studies the rules of haikuDepending on location and weather the class may move outside for thefollowing portion of the lessonIV Individual activity Writing haikuEach student writes a sampling of haiku eventually choosing one toinclude in their own landscape paintingV Group activity Practicing with rice paperThe group practices using watercolor paints on rice paper discerninghow the paper absorbs liquidVI Individual activity SketchingStudents must complete a sketch of their painting in order to receiverice paperVII Individual activity Landscape paintingEach student paints a watercolor landscape on their rice paperEach student writes their haiku on the rice paper once its driedVIII Group activity Making a scrollThe group learns how to use dowel rods and string to turn their paintinginto a scrollIX Group discussion Publishing and reviewEach student
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