Design a Calligraphic Plate
Design a calligraphic plate using Arabic script and images inspired by a meaningful word.
Objective: Learn about Carlos Villa’s life while watching a multimedia performance.
In February 2020, the Asian Art Museum held a Leadership Donor Celebration of its new pavilion expansion. Part of the celebration included a performance by ShadowLight Productions and Bindlestiff Studio called Shadows for Carlos Villa. Watch the performance and learn more about the life and work of Carlos Villa.
Writing Standards (Grade 9-12)
W.9-12.1: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
W.9-12.1.a: Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or of opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
W.9-12.1.c: Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.
W.9-12.1.d: Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
RE 7.6.a: Identify, describe, and analyze how message and meaning are created by components in media artworks.
RE 8.1.a: Identify components and messages in media artworks.
RE 8.2.a: Identify and describe the components and messages in media artworks.
RE 8.3.a: Identify and describe how messages are created by components in media artworks.
RE 8.4.a: Identify, describe, and explain how messages are created by components in media artworks.
RE 9.1: Identify the effective components and possible changes to media artworks, considering viewers.
RE 9.2: Discuss the effectiveness of components and possible improvements for media artworks, considering their context.
Video: Shadows for Carlos Villa
For more lessons based on Carlos Villa, visit the artist’s teacher packet.