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Before the class makes abstract art, they see contemporary examples and analyze them. They look at art made by abstract artists under the age of 33 then use similar techniques to create an interesting collection of their own. The instructional activity spans five sessions and includes discussion questions, art resources, vocabulary, and creative projects.
Here are some wonderful lessons on art for your second graders. In them, learners focus on elements of abstract art, sculpture, and landscapes, study the works of four major artists, and create art of their own. This incredibly thorough, 24-page plan has everything you need embedded in it for successful implementation of the activities. The artwork produced by the kids should be fabulous! A most-impressive art lesson.
Students complete activities to learn about abstract art. In this abstract art lesson, students define related vocabulary and complete an abstract art drawing using a familiar picture from their lives. Students may watch a related video and take a tour of an museum to study abstract art.
Using a compass and a ruler, young artists will create geometric abstract art. They'll discuss the highly dimensional work of Victor Vasarely, the elements of art and design, as well as abstract expressionism. They'll then take to the page with markers and crayons to create unique shape inspired pieces.
Students examine abstract art. In this abstract art instructional activity, students define abstract art and view examples of abstract art. Students examine the art of Piet Mondrian and his use of straight and angular lines and geometric shapes. Students then paint their own abstract art.
One must first learn how to analyze art before they can properly respond to it. Here, young analysts examine six abstract pieces in a systematic and formal way. They then respond to one of the pieces in either a poem or an essay. An excellent instructional activity intended to build critical thinking and analysis skills.
Seven major abstract art movements are analyzed by learners in groups. Each group analyzes various works by determining which work belongs to which movement. They then read Flatland, engage in an art and literary analysis discussion, then write a paper on what they've learned in class.
First little ones get a taste of some very famous art, and then they get to explore the elements of design as they get creative. They discuss the use of line found in several art pieces, then they use vertical, diagonal, and horizontal lines to create their own abstract drawings. Note: This is a great way to help pre-writers build fine motor skills while activating both sides of the brain.
How expressive is a line? Kids will find out just how expressive horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines can be as they analyze a piece by Paul Klee. They'll first read a story about lines and discuss art terminology, then they'll analyze the piece based on how Klee used color and line. Finally, they'll engage in creative expression as they make abstract works by employing primary colors and line.
Not only is Wassily Kandinsky fun to say, his art contains tons of angles. Learners discuss Kandinsky's music-inspired abstract art and four types of angles. They search one of his paintings for obtuse, right, straight, and acute angles, and then they create a similar work making sure to include each angle type. A great way to integrate art and math.
Art that employs geometric shapes is a fun way to discuss math and the creative process. Fourth graders analyze a bit of abstract art, specifically the use of line and shape. They then create geometric art by intersecting and bisecting a number of straight lines. The result is a puzzle-like, yet organic design.
Students expand their area of abstraction and abstract expressionism. They utilize a new approach to creating original abstract works of art. Students participate in peer critique and self-assessment, demonstrating a working knowledge of the concepts and terminology of abstract expression.
Second graders create an abstract painting that conveys feelings of nonviolence. For this visual arts lesson, 2nd graders read "The First Step of Jainism" and discuss honesty, watch a digital story, discuss feelings after watching the story, paint an abstract painting that represents their idea of nonviolence, and write to describe their art. Included in this lesson is background information on Mohandas Gandhi and his philosophy of ahimsa.
An extensive lesson on art analysis, storytelling, critical thinking, and observation awaits your class! They learn to observe and read art the way they would a story; paying attention to details, historical context, and visual cues that describe a place, time, and thought. The lesson is broken into four parts, where learners discuss what they see, review content specific vocabulary, and finally create a work of art that expresses a story. Note: The lesson could be used in either an art or language class.