Friday, May 22, 2015

Create > Pride Framing Album

Create > Pride Framing Album

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The Big Idea:
Use compositional framing to express or capture pride and increase your positivity.

Essential Questions:
  • How do compositional frames emphasize focal points?
  • What can you use to create an internal compositional frame?
  • Why does pride fuel the motivation to achieve?

  • Pride blooms after an achievement you can take credit for and want tell others about.  
  • Pride is that good feeling you get putting the finishing touches on a project.
  • Pride is the happiness you feel when making a difference in someone's day.  
  • Pride kindles dreams and fuels motivations of more and greater achievements.  
  • Framing is a field strategy of putting something between you and the focal point.  
  • A compositional frame adds depth and emphasis to your focal point.   

  • Understand and apply > media, techniques, and processes with skill
  • Use design > principles and functions
  • Choose and evaluate > subject matter and ideas
  • Reflect upon and assess > the characteristics and merits of both mine and other’s work
  • Make connections > between my art and other aspects of life

Goal: Create 5 quality images that use an internal compositional frame and evoke pride.

Access Prior Knowledge:
Instructional Strategy
  • Cues and Questions
Learning Activity
Social Dialogue > Socratic Seminar > Try Something New by Matt Cutts
Watch > Try Something New >  
Comment > In the comment section below, describe your 7 day challenge

Reply > Choose a classmate's challenge and offer motivating words of encouragement.

New Information:
Instructional Strategy
  • Cooperative Learning
Learning Activity
Understand > What is Pride?
Pride is a ‘self-conscious emotion.’  We all know pride’s evil cousins, shame and guilt.  Shame and guilt overcome us when we’re to blame for something bad.  Pride is the opposite:  we feel pride when we’re ‘to blame’ for something good.  

As one of the so called seven deadly sins, pride has a mixed reputation.  We say pride makes people’s heads swell, or that pride comes before a fall.  Any emotion can go too far, and perhaps this is especially true for pride.  Unchecked, pride becomes hubris.  But when specific and tempered with appropriate humility, pride is clearly a positive emotion.  

Pride blooms in the wake of an achievement you can take credit for.  You invested your effort and skills and succeeded.  It’s that good feeling you get when you put the finishing touches on a project.  Or when you achieve something in school or at work; aced a test, won a race, or made a sale.  Or when you recognize that you made a difference to someone else, through your help, kindness, or guidance.  These are not just any achievements, but socially valued ones.  

We sense at a deep level that our actions will be valued by others.  That is what makes pride a self-conscious emotion.  Unless you’re a sociopath, you’re acutely aware of how your actions – good or bad – can be perceived by others.  You feel pride when you’re praiseworthy and guilt when you’re blameworthy.  

Pride carries with it the urge to share the news of your achievements with others, either in words (‘Hey, look what I did!), gestures (upright posture, head held high, slight smile, hands on hips, or arms raised), or both.  The mindscape of pride is expansive as well.  It kindles dreams of further and larger achievements in similar domains:  If I can do this, maybe I can…open my own business… redesign my bedroom… earn a scholarship…make the team…be promoted…get elected…make a difference in the world.  In this way, pride fuels the motivation to achieve.  Well-controlled laboratory experiments show that when people feel pride, they are more likely to persist on difficult tasks.  What makes you proud?  And what has pride inspired you to do?

Instructional Strategy
  • Cooperative Learning
Learning Activity

View > The Pride Framing Album > >

Apply Knowledge & Skills:
Instructional Strategy
  • Nonlinguistic Representations
Learning Activity
Create > Pride Framing Album

Goal: Create 5 quality images that use an internal compositional frame and evoke pride.

Trigger Mechanisms:
  1. Look what I did!  
  2. I made a difference!
  3. This is just the beginning!
  4. The added depth draws you in.

Studio Activity:
Shoot, edit and post an image for each description below - 10 images total. In the caption sections, give a brief description.
Motivational ____ 2 images - Framing images with motivational sayings on them.
Picture Frames ____ 2 images - Use actual picture frames within your images
Past Techniques ____ 2 images - Combine compositional frames with other techniques (silhouettes, vignettes…)
Accomplishments  ____ 2 images - Frame something that is evidence of your accomplishments.  .
Natural Frames  ____ 2 images - Compositional frames found in your surroundings. (trees, buildings, rocks…)

Visual Examples:
Pinterest Compositional Framing Photography >
Generalize, Reflect & Publish:
Instructional Strategy
  • Evaluate the results
Learning Activity
Reflect >
Did I achieve the goal?
  • Goal: Create 5 quality images that use an internal compositional frame and evoke pride.
Should I go back and rework anything?
  • How did you combine art elements (line, color, shape, texture, value)  to develop art principles? (Unity/variety, balance, emphasis contrast, rhythm, proportion/scale, figure/ground relationship)

  • Where are the dominant shapes, forms, colors, or textures that carry expressive significance?
  • Why Is the work ordered and balanced or chaotic and disturbing?
  • What gives the work its uniqueness?
  • Is symbolism used in the work to convey meaning other than what one sees?
  • Does the work evoke any feelings?

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Recognition
Learning Activity
Publish > Share your album to our G+Community > Concepts & Creations category
Display > Add your photos to the Event

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Feedback
Learning Activity
Critique >
  • Give positive feedback > +1 every image that deserves it
  • Give peer feedback > Give 2 peer images a VTS critique >
Self-assess >