Aesthetics Teacher Resources
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Teaching and Learning Through Objects
Students identify and interpret the function, usefulness or utitlity, form, beauty or aesthetics, and meaning, context or story, of objects and how they learn new skills and make things that they learn traditionally, by observation and imitation, in everyday life from people around them.
4th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 72 Downloads
Favorite Sports and Athletes: an Introduction to Sports Media
Even young children watch sports and like team logos and products. It's never too early to think critically about what's onscreen. This exercise develops awareness that media communicate values (i.e. who participates in sports and who doesn't; violence is newsworthy), and how aesthetic appeal can influence beliefs.
K - 3rd Health 11 Views 27 Downloads
Part of understanding art is understanding why artists choose to make what they do. Learners work through a three-part series of slides to better understand the concept of aesthetics and aesthetic choice. Slides include examples, definitions, images, and real-life situations in which aesthetic choice is employed.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Piecin' It Together
Learners examine the art of marquetry. In this Renaissance art lesson, students view the marquetry on the "Renaissance Revival/Aesthetic Cabinet." Learners then create a piece of art, demonstrating marquetry skills. Students place triangular pieces of paper next to each other to design a picture.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Racism, Gender, Ethnicity, and Aesthetics in the Art of Graffiti
Young scholars describe how graffiti is a part of everyday culture. They develop basic vocabulary terms for thinking and writing about graffiti and make and justify judgments about aesthetics qualities in graffiti art. They compare and contrast specific works of Basquiat in graffiti, and how graffiti played a major role in his art style.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 39 Downloads
Door Panels and Details: Renaissance Revival/Aesthetic Cabinet
Students investigate the history of cabinetry and furniture, specifically the Renaissance period. In this art history lesson, students investigate photographs of the Renaissance Revival/Aesthetic Cabinet, and examine the small characteristics and details.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Aesthetic Connections in Music and Visual Art
High schoolers discuss aesthetics using an existing and student-created program music. They describe music, propose meanings in music and defend their points of view.They also describe and defend music and visual arts representations of subject matter not related to the arts.
11th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 33 Downloads
Text as Object and Art: Aesthetic Impact on Audience Reception of Books in the Early Renaissance and Today
Tenth graders examine the role that aesthetics play in the publication of books. In groups, they apply the concept of physical affectation on each reader's experience to literature. They also compare and contrast the varied types of information one page can communicate to the reader.
10th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Using popsicle sticks and glue, groups must work together to design and build a bridge that can support weight and is aesthetically pleasing. The lesson begins by learners reading about different features of bridge architecture, followed by design and building of the bridge, and finally, each learner answers reflection questions.
2nd - 12th Math 27 Views 20 Downloads
Exploring Poetry and Poets
Combine the study of poetry and non-fiction texts with this complete and ready-to-use six-week unit. After reading numerous poems from local writers and compiling a personal anthology, high schoolers find and read a memoir or biography of a chosen poet.
9th - 12th Language Arts 37 Views 418 Downloads
Copper Sheet Boxes: Artistic Engineering
Secondary artists create a metal box made from copper tooling foil and solid oil paint sticks (Shiva Paintstiks). The exacting design develops organizational principles and the painted finish allows for individual expression of aesthetics. Template for the box is included, along with a detailed list of materials needed.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Still Life Artists
Students investigate still life artistry. In this still life art lesson, students view photos of still life paintings and then create one themselves. Students discuss what they see in the photos and how each one is different. Examples are set up around the classroom and students choose an image to paint.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Students read information about Orientalism, the artists who painted in that style, and study examples of the art. In this art style lesson, students read about the periods of Orientalism and the artists who created with the style. Students study example versions of the art and/or visit a museum with examples.
8th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 11 Downloads
The Aesthetics of Activism
Students explore ways in which artistic expression has been used to promote awareness of AIDS. They create their own designs to promote awareness of a social, political, or economic issue of importance to their age group and community.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Seating Device Design
Students research and analyze different seating devices. Once research is completed, information is compiled into a research paper including examples, images, and descriptions of seating devices. Students use research to sketch and create a seating device.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
An Exploration of Automotive Design
high schoolers research varied aspects of car design, and create a new design for the exterior body of a car. Students conduct Internet research, respond to writing prompts, and analyze, evaluate and synthesize information from multiple sources.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
A Sign of Their Times
Students identify the social climate that created the terms Degenerative Art and Fascist Aesthetic. They also identify how and why certain artists' artwork fell into these categories. Students recognize and discuss the Expressionist styles and techniques of Kokoschka and his contemporaries.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads