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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 20 Views 35 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 9 Views 37 Downloads
Piet Mondrian- color, shape, abstract art
Learners examine abstract art. In this abstract art lesson, students define abstract art and view examples of abstract art. Learners 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 10 Views 44 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 8 Views 32 Downloads
Mondrian Inspired Abstract Art
Young scholars explore the art of Piet Mondrian. In this abstract art instructional activity, students look at paintings by the Dutch painter and then follow the provided steps to create their own abstract art inspired by his works.
K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 75 Downloads
Modern American Abstract Art
Students analyze pictures of "The Family" by Moore (sculpture) or "The Scream" (painting). They then draw a cat or dog in an abstract form choosing traits, such as loyal, lazy, happy, and choose postures and colors that indicate that character trait.
6th - 12th 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
Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra, Movements 1 & 2 By Arnold Schoenberg
Students study composer, Arnold Schoenberg. They compare landscapes to soundscapes and study abstract art and abstract music. They answer questions and write about both in their journals. They identify abstract artist and composers from their works.
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 14 Downloads
Helen Frankenthaler Biography
Students examine the abstract art of Helen Frankenthaler. In this art analysis lesson, students complete a criticism of the aesthetics of the art, analyze the color use in the art, and research the history of abstract art.
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 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
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
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
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