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Introduction and Overview

The purpose of this WebQuest is to inform students of and give them the chance to explore consumerism and its' relationship to art education. The project is centered around 8th grade curriculum standards. Students will explore artists who have dealt with consumerism in their work and how they did that in different ways, discuss and respond to this information with their group members, research their own area and how consumerism affects them on a daily basis and what products are being targeted to their age group, and create and collaborate with their group members on a new product. Students will become aware of the market they are a part of and how art making is related to advertising/invention/consumerism, and also reflect on where products go once we are finished using them, and how this could become art making materials. Students will 3D print a product of their creation using Tinkercad and become versed in the 3D printing process, while also utilizing traditional materials to add detail to their product. 


  • Sketchbooks/paper

  • Writing utensils

  • Computer access

  • 3D printer

  • 3D printing materials

  • Software

    • Tinkercad​

  • Acrylic paint

  • Paintbrushes 

Teacher Involvement

  1. Divide students into groups of 2-3

  2. Guide students through the WebQuest and provide resources/materials as needed

  3. Grade/assess student work based off the rubric provided

Curriculum Standards

Pennsylvania Standards 

9.1.8.E Communicate a unifying theme or point of view through the production of works in the arts.

9.4.8.B Compare and contrast informed individual opinions about the meaning of works in the arts to others 

9.1.8.K Incorporate specific uses of traditional and contemporary technologies in furthering knowledge and understanding in the humanities.

9.3.8.A Know and use the critical process of the examination of works in the arts and humanities.

  • Compare and contrast

  • Analyze

  • Interpret

  • Form and test hypotheses

  • Evaluate/form judgments

National Core Arts Standards


Anchor Standard #1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.

VA:Cr1.2.8a : Collaboratively shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present day life using a contemporary practice of art and design


Anchor Standard #8. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.

VA:Re8.1.8a : Interpret art by analyzing how the interaction of subject matter, characteristics of form and structure, use of media, approaches, and relevant contextual information contributes to understanding messages or ideas and mood conveyed.

Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.

VA:Cn11.1.8a : Make art collaboratively to reflect on and reinforce positive aspects of group identity.

Grading Rubric

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Works Cited 

06photo. "Supermarket Isle."Shutterstock, Shutterstock. 


"Consumerism Omologation GIF." Tenor, 25 June 2016. 

Muniz, Vik. Marat (Sebastiao). 2008-2011.