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Lesson: Younger Than Jesus: Understanding, Looking at, Making Abstract Art
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 lesson spans five sessions and includes discussion questions, art resources, vocabulary, and creative projects.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 25 Views 38 Downloads
The Art of Abstraction
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.
7th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 39 Downloads
Piet Mondrian- color, shape, abstract art
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.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 45 Downloads
Geometric Abstract Art with a Compass
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.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Lesson: Mathias Poledna: Crystal Palace
Film analysis takes critical thinking, connections, and context. Upper graders look at the film installation, Crystal Palace in terms of the film makers choices, presentation, and perspective of truth. After an analytical discussion of the film, kids take images of their urban landscape, then crop and alter them to create abstractions of their personal realities.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Lesson: Tomma Abts: Abstract Painting
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 lesson intended to build critical thinking and analysis skills.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Ambiguous Pictures/Abstract Art
Third graders define the terms abstract and ambiguous as they relate to art. They analyze what makes some art abstract, compare the difference between non-objective and abstract art, and discuss whether abstract and non-objective pictures are actually art.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Abstract Art: Line, Shape And Color
Students create abstract works of art using techniques learned from the artwork of Piet Mondrian, construction paper, pre-cut shapes, and glue in this early-elementary Art instructional activity. A great instructional activity to introduce the concept of Abstract art.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 32 Downloads
Plaster and Vermiculite Carving
Provide your class with the opportunity to experience the design process and subtractive sculpture. You mix vermiculite and plaster to create a soft variable material. Learners use this material to carve any abstract art form they choose. They are encouraged to focus on line, form, and shape during the design process.
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
1. Lines! Lines! Lines
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.
K Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 4 Downloads
Narrative Art: What’s the Story?
Your third graders design works of art that reflect themselves. In this visual arts activity, your class will examine works of art that tell stories and replicate the models as they transform a personal narrative of their own into a visual piece.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 38 Views 119 Downloads
Introduction to Lines
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.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 5 Downloads
Angles on Kandinsky
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.
4th Math 9 Views 18 Downloads
Lesson: Urs Fischer: Reviving the Past Art Movements
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 23 Downloads
Fourth graders interview community members for a "newspaper". They design a business brochure, write a disappearing ghost story, and experiment with mono-printing. They experiment with a variety of materials, tools, equipment, and processes.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Pop-Art Heart Card
Students recognize the work of important 20th-century artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Keith Haring. They explore the differences between realistic and abstract art forms. Afterwards, they create a piece of abstract art by producing a card with a contemporary look.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History 11 Views 8 Downloads
New Review My Abstraction
What makes a color warm, and what makes a color cool? Explore colors and abstract art through an observation activity and an art assignment. Learners look at images and talk about colors before making their own compositions with geometric shapes made of construction paper in both cool and warm colors.
K - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads