Unit of learning (UOL):
3D Cardboard construction

The aim of this unit of learning was to engage students in the process to make and design a ‘story light-box’ using mixed media (print, paint, textiles, graphics) inspired by a story from the Hans Christian Andersens fairy tale book illustrated by Harry Clarke. The final piece was a lightbox using some or all of the elements explored (printing, textiles, paint, mixed media and graphic design) communicating a story. The lessons also depicted evidence of assessment and evaluation throughout. Differentiation and success criteria are also illustrated. 

Mind map

Mind map

Students display of work in the foyer for guests to view their work illuminated with fairy lights

Gallery Visit

Gallery Visit

Students having a guided tour of Harry Clarke's stained glass in the National Gallery of Ireland

Making Light boxes

Making Light boxes

Making and painting boxes of different shapes and sizes for their lightbox

Printing

Printing

Students exploring styrofoam printing and shapes (applied to one side of their light box)

Textiles

Textiles

Students looking at texture and shapes for application on their light box

Sillouettes

Sillouettes

Students exploring sillouette art by experimenting with salt resist and spray painting to tell their story

Exhibition Signage and Invitation

Exhibition Signage and Invitation

Students create an collaborative sign and invitations for their exhibition

Light box

Light box

A final light box creation using recycled cardboard, styrofoam printing, textiles, spray and salt resist paint.

Exhibition

Exhibition

Students display of work in the foyer for guests to view their work illuminated with fairy lights

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