Aim & Objectives
To emotionally strengthen relations, reflect on MOTHERI’s Love, the blessing we all have but often take for granted. Feel good factor, sense of gratitude, observation and alignment of thoughts, with a single focus- depiction of our love on paper.
Important objective for the art facilitator is to ensure that each student is allowed to think divergently, individually and come up with ideas that are own, original and subtly nurtured for unique depiction.
Same template shared with all in the class, would serve as base for divergent thinking by each learners to create their own symbolic / expressive artwork that converges back at the same emotion LOVE OF MOTHER for all but via different routes. Thus objectivity of the assignment is conclusively dealt with subjectivity of the student. Given a 20% of visual stimulus, 80% of art has to be created by the learner on their own, as they relate to the subject with their visual sense of memory.
Another important learning objective that can be achieved is by the impulsive use of more and more visual elements used by the emotionally charged learner, the facilitating teacher should try and make it a starting point to compel the learners to use minimum number of elements that corresponds to the age of the student, example: a 10 year old student should at least include 10 visual elements and so on… allowing a composing of these elements to be creatively challenged and met with by the learner consciously or unconsciously.
Process for the Lesson
Drawing Idea Generation: Students (they) visualize space in and around words “Mother’s Dy” on inside and “Wish y u” on the outside of the card print. Outside, subjective use of letter “O” to be done uniquely, like a young learner used it to draw a fruit within for a nutrition conscious Mom*, yet another used it to make a mouse as he had seen her often busy working on laptop. Creased back blank space is to be filled with “wish” message by student for his/her Mom. Encouraged to use creative word-wishes. Example: To the best *Tuti Fruity Mom in the world OR You are the jewel of our house (Son knew Mom’s affinity towards jewellery).
Continuing in the inside part, complete space with Printed “MOTHER’s” in arch form with “D Y” arranged on lower position in a straight line. Here the visualization of the art work design should be such that a mother’s face is prominently made in center of card within letter “A” in MOTHER’s.
Alphabets of “MOTHER’s” can/ should be used creativity.
Border Pattern on both sides can also be arranged beautifully with motif representation as per the student’s stretch of imagination. Example CA’s daughter used repeated motif rupee symbol.
Please refer outcome visuals shared alongside to find how each student presented individually presented their artwork as this lesson’s outcome. Teacher has woven artworks in an e-card shared with her parent community with proud display of artwork/ students in pictures too. Although this is an idea generation exercise for middle school it can be used in higher or lower classes with little to no extra efforts by teacher who is dynamic to groom each card idea individually.