|Duration:||1 or 2 sessions|
Learn about and compare the differences and similarities of two folktales about mountains from two very different places- one in Japan and one in Utah! Create a unique artwork inspired by a great mountain.
I can create a personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.
I can recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Mountain Folktales: Show the 36 Views of Mt. Timpanogos slideshow which compares two folktales about two great mountains: Mt. Fuji in Japan and Mt. Timpanogos in Utah. Narrate as prompted by each slide.
Give background information about Katsushika Hokusai as prompted during slideshow. As the examples of Hokusai’s prints are showing, have the students identify Mt. Fuji in the background.
Let students describe the similarities and differences between the two tales.
Students will be illustrating their own artistic view of Mt. Timpanogos, just as Hokusai did with Mt. Fuji.
Provide Students with photos of Mt. Timpanogos for inspiration to promote many unique perspectives of the mountain regardless of chosen technique.
Students can sketch their ideas in pencil before actually transferring them onto their final paper (or foam).
Studio Options: Although printmaking was Hokusai’s medium when creating 36 Views of Mt. Fuji, other studio methods could be utilized, such as: collage, black pen with colored pencils, or watercolors. See examples below.
If printmaking is chosen, here is a link to a YouTube video that explains the technique: How to make Styrofoam prints.