Joyce J. Scott Man Eating Watermelon Beadwork

JOYCE J. SCOTT: SHARING MEMORIES AND SHAKING THINGS UP

In this lesson, students will study the sculpted beadwork of artist Joyce J. Scott and examine how Scott draws viewers to her work by making her pieces beautiful, with the hope that viewers will then consider the serious issues of race, class, and gender discrimination presented within the pieces. Finally, students will determine a point of view and invent a piece with an attractive surface appeal and an underlying serious topic.

Grade level: 8-12

Episode: MESSAGES

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MESSAGES episode: Many craft artists go beyond skill to personal and political expression in "Messages."

Dr Leslie King Hammond on bead artist Joyce J. Scott.

Curator George Ciscle explains the messages in various works by Joyce J. Scott.

Curator Amy Raehse and Artist Joyce J. Scott on her "Soul Erased" print series


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THOMAS MANN: DESIGN VOCABULARY

In this lesson, students will view the jewelry and sculptural forms of Thomas Mann. Students will consider how Mann produces his work, and how he goes about transmitting messages in his work. Through a collaborative activity, students will create a design vocabulary upon which all students can draw in order to create a sculptural form that transmits a personal message.

Grade level: 8-12

Episode: MESSAGES

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Thomas Mann talks about the heart form and his "Techno-Romantic" design series.