1. Students will discuss the Olympic events that happened in Sochi, Russia. They will point out the designs within the outfits and sporting equipment the Olympians wore.
2. Students are led into a discussion about what stands out to them in the designs, and what makes a strong logo. Students are encouraged to think about the career path that would lead into snowboard design, and how they could make that their profession.
This hits on many state standards which encourage discussions about careers, and art centered professions. Display images of snowboards that are on the consumer market. These images provide a great source for the educator to note the key points and key terms of the lesson.
Questions that could be asked include:
- What makes this snowboard successful in its design?
- Why does this one stand out to you?
- Do you feel as if the colors work well together?
- Did the artist balance the negative space within the design?
- Are you planning on limiting your color palette?
3. Students are to create a 'sloppy copy' of their snowboard on scrap paper to sketch out ideas of what they'd like to see on their own personal snowboard. They can create both the top and bottom of the snowboard, or choose just to focus on one.
4. Students are to move onto a large sheet of paper and design their board using pencil, then go into it with colored pencil, markers, or crayons. Students are to focus on craftsmanship within their piece to create neat coloring.
5. Students are to cut their board out, and glue it on to a black piece of paper to make it appear more formal.