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Decorative Arts: Lesson Two




Egyptian Architectural Tiles

This lesson is designed to help student explore the properties of clay and develop an understanding of how interior designers are influenced by cultural and historical events. Students will examine the properties of clay as they discuss how clay has been used for centuries in architectural design. They will see how artists today play an important role in historical preservation and the role that art conservators play in keeping the Fox Theatre looking like it would have looked in the 1920's. In art conservation, an artist uses science practice and technical study to preserve and restore art objects. Conservators play an important role in the preservation of historic buildings (This Old Movie House). It would cost $100 million to rebuild or replace the Fox. Twenty million dollars has been spent over the last 25 years. Fox is maintained through an annual preservation budget of $1.2 million.


GA QCCs for Fine Arts:

Crafts 9-12.1

Topic: Critical Analysis and Aesthetic Understanding

Standard: Produces craft objects using knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design, characteristics of the medium, predetermined combinations of aesthetic and functional requirements, technical skills involved in good craftsmanship, a variety of construction, and decoration techniques and processes. Ceramics and Pottery 9-12.2

Topic: Artistic Skills and Knowledge: Creating, Performing, Producing

Standard: Demonstrates proficiency in techniques, such as wedging, pinching, molding, scoring, and joining. Ceramics and Pottery 9-12.8

Topic: Artistic Skills and Knowledge: Creating, Performing, Producing

Standard: Demonstrates proper care and safe use of ceramic tools, equipment, and materials.


Objectives:

Crafts 9-12.1

-Identifies Egyptian symbols and describes their meaning.

-Create a repeating design motif using at least two Egyptian symbols.

-Develop an understanding of the properties and character of clay.

-Develop knowledge of the tools and equipment used in making clay tiles.

-Use various modeling tools and art techniques to make a tile that represents their tactile perceptions.

Standard: Demonstrates proper care and safe use of ceramic tools, equipment, and materials.