V.T403

Expressive Landscape Collage Inspired by Romare Bearden

Expressive Landscape Collage Inspired by Romare Bearden

Students will be using the Problem-Solving Model to create a landscape collage that incorporates line, variety, form, unity, texture, and space.

This assessment has four parts to it:
o Part 1–Assessment Questions (Day 1)
o Part 2–Critique Three Works by Romare Bearden (Day 1)
o Part 3–Create a Landscape Collage Using the Problem-Solving Model (Days 2-4)
o Part 4–Write an Artist Statement That Tells the Story of Your Collage (Day 5)

As a potential preliminary activity, you might take students on a walk around the school neighborhood, a local neighborhood, or downtown area for inspiration.

This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.


This is an analytic rubric. The column on the left shows the dimension that is being measured in the student’s performance. The levels across the top row indicate the performance level in the dimensions. Occasionally all dimensions and performance levels are exemplified by multiple students in a single recording.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC

  • Dimension
  • Completed questions about works of art from Task 1.

  • Composition

    The successful arrangement of elements and principles of design to create a completed work of art. Included in this are elements of art, such as line, form, space, texture, principles of design-variety and unity.

  • Craftsmanship

    The successful handling of materials to demonstrate purposeful technique and manipulation of media.

  • Creativity

    The successful use of problem solving to invent new and interesting adaptations of material, style, and content to reveal something new.

  • Communication of Content

    The successful use of all other rubric items to communicate content visually. Included artist statement that summarized the Problem-Solving Model. Addressed “Why I created my composition using specific materials and how I incorporated line, form, space, texture, variety, and unity.” Statement is clear and concise.

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  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • There is no evidence of planning or use of elements and principles of design to complete a composition.

    N/A at this time.
  • There is little evidence of planning or use of elements and principles of design to complete a composition.

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  • There is some evidence of planning through the use of elements and principles of design to complete a composition.

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  • Planning and refinement of ideas is evident through the strong use of elements and principles of design to create a complete composition. Each piece of the work adds to the completeness of the whole.

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  • Novice or beginner skills and technique are evident in the manipulation of media selected.

    N/A at this time.
  • Emergent or competent skills and technique are evident in the manipulation of media selected.

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  • Proficient skills and technique are evident in the manipulation of media selected.

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  • Mastery of skills and technique are evident in the manipulation of media selected.

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  • Artwork created proposes clichéd or formulaic solutions that show little to no evidence of the individual creating the work of art.

    N/A at this time.
  • Artwork created proposes solutions through the use of the problem-solving process.

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  • Artwork created proposes interesting solutions through the use of the problem-solving process.

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  • Artwork created proposes new and interesting solutions that are imaginative and show profound evidence of the individual creating the work of art.

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  • Content created is unclear or lacking the communication of ideas intended by the artist through the use of media, process, and style selected. Missing three or more content expectations. Many errors that impact content; difficult to read.

    N/A at this time.
  • Content created somewhat communicates ideas intended by the artist through the use of media, process, and style selected. Missing one to two content expectations. Multiple errors present.

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  • Content created generally communicates ideas intended by the artist through the use of media, process, and style selected. Includes all content expectations. Some grammar errors.

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  • Content created effectively communicates ideas intended by the artist through the use of media, process, and style selected. Exceeds all required expectations.

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