Students will research a famous artist and piece of artwork before painting their own wooden glasses made with a laser and adding lenses to create a piece of art!
laser wood (or cardboard)
vellum (colored or patterned or sparkle)
Paint and Brushes
Art work cards (optional)
Use the laser cutter to make the glasses.
Using the file in the attachments, create one pair of glasses for each student (and ‘back’ piece as well. They can be created a head of time, or have the kids cut them out during step 2. These glasses are made to fit adult faces.
Students will learn about an artist and a painting.
You can hand out the artist cards to assign a different painting to each student (or you can give them free reign and allow them to choose any famous piece of artwork they’d like). Some teachers have students do online research and answer simple questions such as the ones below, others will have students write a one page mini paper on the artist.
You can use a paper template of glasses for students to do a rough draft of their painting on their glasses using colored pencils.
Have students paint their artwork on to the glasses. Let dry complete.
Finish the fabrication
Have students cut out lenses of the velum that will cover the holes in the glasses. Using a hot glue gun, glue in the lenses and add the back piece of the glasses to hold them in place. Students can then paint the back of the glasses.
Have students present their artist and piece of art wearing their glasses.
Cool lesson, Sarah. Also, check out Cyrus Kabiru who makes glasses using discarded objects.
Thank you for your fab contribution!