Students will design a concept chair for an assigned, targeted audience by creating a prototype drawing that can be assembled into a maquette. They will experience the design process by sketching ideas two-dimensionally and three-dimensionally, and use drawing techniques to develop a prototype that expresses their personal views.

Grade 8 Benchmark:

Through close observation and sustained investigation, students develop individual and global perspectives on art; utilize the principles of art, solve design problems, and explore perspective, scale, and point of view.

Performance Indicators:

Students create a pattern for an object that demonstrates:
form follows function
decorative and functional use of line, color, and texture
consideration of safety and comfort
proportion and scale
Students will be able to: 
Make a drawing that expresses, in detail, the uniqueness of an observed object
Create 2-D sketches of a concept chair that considers the needs, safety, and comfort of a given audience
Create a 3-D sketch or maquette that clarifies the form and decorative aspects of their concept chair
Create a brochure for their concept chair that describes its uniqueness in function, form, and choices of material and color.
Students will understand that: 
Form follows function in a design
The design process involves constant rethinking, evaluating and revising ideas
The design process involves problem solving using two-dimensional and three-dimensional materials
Line, color, and texture can be used to describe the concept of a design
Balance, proportion, and scale are used to describe the concept of a design
Choices a designer makes regarding details, perspective, composition, materials/textures, and color all affect the way a product or design is perceived by its intended audience.
Are students able to: (formative)
Discuss similarities and differences in form and function of products viewed?
Use art vocabulary in discussions and analysis of work by designers, as well as by their fellow classmates?
Critique their own work and the work of their fellow students, using the language of art and design principles (considering audience, uniqueness of design, and articulate overall concept)?
Design a chair that suits a specific audience?
Prioritize function over form in their design proposal.
Balance the decorative and functional elements in their design?
Create a name for their product that highlights key aspects of its form, function, and targeted audience?
Construct a rubric to assess their own designs as well as their classmates'?