My Shrine

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My Shrine




Spirituality often denotes something having to do with religion. However the words spirituality and sacred go hand and hand. Something that is sacred does not necessarily have to mean something that is religious, it can be more personal. In this unit the learners are going to be taken on a journey through different cultures. They will view shrines and other scared art. In the end they will create an original shrine that is personal and meaningful to them.


Stephanie Kaminer


“Shabti,” Anonymous (CMA)
“Virgin and Child with Four Cherub Heads,” Gregorio di Lorenzo (CMA)
“The Virgin and Four Saints,” Venetian Workshop(CMA)
Erawan Shrine (Google)
Catholic Shrines (Google)
Boxes by Joseph Cornell
Shrines and Assemblages by Lisa Vollrath


Handheld Art


Columbia Museum of Art

Unit Plan Item Type Metadata


15 days


Visual Arts Standards:
VAH2-1.3 Communicate ideas through the effective use of a variety of materials,
techniques, and processes in works of visual art.
VAH4-5.2 Make complex, descriptive, interpretative, and evaluative judgments
about his or her own artworks and those of others.
VAH4-6.2 Compare and contrast concepts, issues, and themes in the visual arts
and other subjects in the school curriculum.

Integrated CCSS:
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.


Learning Outcomes:
● Understand the purpose of Shrines throughout history and different cultures
● Create original shrine using symbolism based around what is important or meaningful to individual learner


sketch paper, pencils, small box per student, clay, wire, paper-mache, newspaper, paint, found objects, assorted paper

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