Design & Illustration
Level: Summer ESL+D | ESL beginner to low-intermediate
Language Focus: Adjectives and adverbs + synonyms and antonyms + pronunciation
Design Focus: Gestalt Principles of Design, Color Theory, and Art Movements
Time: 6 hours (5h. 35 min. activities + 25min. break+debrief)
Prep time: 2 hours
an opening that can be closed by a gate.
“we turned into a gateway leading to a small cottage”
- a frame or arch built around or over a gate.
“a big house with a wrought-iron gateway”
- a means of access or entry to a place.
“Mombasa, the gateway to East Africa”
In this lesson, students visualize themselves (temperament, personality traits, aspirations, etc.) through gateways. The teacher provides a psychological test— “which door would you walk through?”—to prompt students into noticing design details that could correlate with abstract concepts, such as “artistic personality=orange door.” In introducing Design Principles and Color Theory, students engage in analytical thinking as a way to translate human qualities into visual principles and elements when designing gateway; an understanding of adjectives and adverbs support students’ in writing personal descriptions and project’s rationale. Students explore digital and analog design tools, such as Adobe Photoshop and hand-made 3D objects.
- Color Psychology: How Colors Influence the Mind? Psychology Today
- “Possessions and the extended self,” Russell Belk (pages 139-142)
- “Teaching Pronunciation: Using the Prosody Pyramid” Judy B. Gilbert (Appendix 2: Focus Rules and Thought Group Rules, page 45-46)
- “Ten Ideas for Group Critique” Mario Estioko et al.
- Line, Color, Form, Jesse Day. Chapter 3: Compositions, pages 40-47 + Chapter 4: Materials, pages 54-63
- Self Portrait Through Objects
- Adjectives + Adverbs vocabulary