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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
Learners complete activities to learn about abstract art. For this abstract art lesson, students define related vocabulary and complete an abstract art drawing using a familiar picture from their lives. Learners 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
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
Piet Mondrian- color, shape, abstract art
Students examine abstract art. In this abstract art lesson, 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.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 45 Downloads
Fritz Scholder: A Study Guide
In this engaging activity involving close analysis of abstract expressionist art, your class members will not only discover more about artist Friz Scholder's Native American art, but they will also have the opportunity to consider important concepts of identity and our expression of ideas.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 21 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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 lesson. A great lesson to introduce the concept of Abstract art.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 32 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
Dada and Neue Sachlichkeit
After the abstractists and the Cubists of the early 20th century left their mark, the Dada and Neue-Sachlichkeit movements began. Examine the interesting world of these movements and have your class consider their impact on current modern art trends.
12th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 3 Downloads
Making the Abstract Abstract
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 30 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
Kandinsky on Computers
Students investigate expressionist art by researching Wassily Kandinsky. In this abstract art lesson, students utilize the Internet to visit a web museum which showcases Kandinsky's compositions. Students analyze the artistic lines and shapes before typing descriptive paragraphs.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Free Form Sculpture
Tenth graders explore abstract and non-representational art forms through research and artistic expression. They research a free form artist, their work, and abstract sculpture. They then work with pantyhose, chicken wire, plaster, and paint to create a free-form masterpiece.
10th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads