Art History Teacher Resources
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What is Conceptual Art?
Research, art history, and web page creation! Sounds too good to be true. With tons of links and resources, the lesson provides you with everything needed to engage the class in an amazing art and research activity. They create an art history timeline, research a conceptual artist, then create a website to display the research they've gathered.
6th - 9th Language Arts 17 Views 33 Downloads
American Indian Art History Detectives
An art history detective; I want to be one of those! The class puts their heads together to hone their deductive and critical thinking skills in order to determine which Native American tribe created and used parfleche boxes. They'll use maps, research, and discussion to complete this fun and engaging task.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 20 Downloads
Lesson Plan: Carving Through History
Peek into the art and history of ancient Mexico by analyzing the artifact Stone Serpent Heads. Learners examine images of the piece, discuss its origin, history, and significance. They experience the carving process by creating similar pieces from clay or soap.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 47 Downloads
Vessel Based On Art History Research
Students create a functional ceramic vessel inspired by the work of another artist from art history. A number of art history resources be provided as well as the Internet. They research outside of class for the written report.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
Life and Art of Pablo Picasso
Art history projects can be a lot of fun. Budding art historians research the life, art, and times of Pablo Picasso, visit the local art museum, and create a multimedia presentation showcasing his art and personal history. Handouts, permission slips, teacher's notes, and background information are all included.
11th Visual & Performing Arts 36 Views 86 Downloads
"Art History Kites"
Here is a great art activity that can be connected to several different subjects. Kids get creative as they create kites that are inspired by a famous artist or period in art history. They begin the process by choosing their inspiration, which means that this could easily be turned into a research project.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 7 Downloads
Greek Pottery Designs
Get creative while exploring the art and history of the ancient Greeks. Learners create construction paper representations of Greek pottery, focusing on the differences between geometric and organic shapes. This project could enhance an art, history, or ancient civilization lesson.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 15 Downloads
Meet The Artist
Students investigate art history by researching a particular artist. In this biographical lesson, students are given a brief summary of a artist's life and are assigned to create a report on the person. Students create an outline based on family background, important dates and schools attended before creating a PowerPoint presentation on the artist.
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 69 Downloads
New Review Late Antique and Early Jewish & Christian Art
Early Jewish and Christian art and architecture are featured in a 70-slide presentation designed for AP art history and humanities classes. In addition to the images, tenets of both religions, and maps of the regions are included.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Art History-Renaissance to Modern Art
Third graders are given the defining characteristics of the period of Art. They work in pairs to fill in worksheets imbedded in this plan describing the famous artists and works of the period. They create their own original work.
3rd Language Arts 4 Views 2 Downloads
Art History - Exploring Artists and Their Time Periods
Students examine the art of Impressionists. In this art history lesson, students research the art and artists of the Impressionism period and then identify the artist of significant Impressionism pieces. Students also try their hand at the artistic style.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 22 Views 53 Downloads
Art in Context: A - Art Oral History
Learners explain what art/oral history is, what art historians do, and practice art history skills of description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. Additionally, students develop writing/interviewing skills, and find information through interview, library and Internet.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Dripping Along in a Canoe
Students create a painting in the style of Jaune Quick-To-See Smith. In this art history lesson, students discuss the painting "Trade Canoe for Don Quixote." They create their own painting in the artist's style by spinning the wet paint to create a dripping appearance.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 9 Downloads
Is There a Difference Between Art and Craft?
How do we come to view objects and artifacts as art? What terms and ideas do we associate with craft instead? The distinction between art and craft may be subtle, but has profound roots in art history and the development of western culture.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Getting to Know Yourself
After studying some of the world's great artists and how they created self-portraits to express a feeling, learners practice drawing techniques to create their own. They study their faces in the mirror, discuss self-expression, feelings, and artistic techniques, then create an oringnal and expressive self-portrait.
1st - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 51 Downloads
Lesson: Flood Stories
There are so many flood stories and myths throughout history, each having similarities and differences. The painting Deucalion and Pyrrha depict a stormy scene one might see prior to a flood. Learners work to find the relationship between the myths and the painting.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 31 Downloads
Lesson: I Am the Wall
The Maya created amazing stone carvings and sculptures, but what were they for? Kids analyze the significance and purpose of a Maya stela and then write a creative piece. They imagine they are the stela, and write a story about what life as a limestone, and then as a carved stela was like.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 21 Downloads
Gallery of Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Art history is a wonderful topic that bridges time, context, history, and artistic expression. Help your class understand how to carefully look at an artist and his work by using this fun project. Pupils make a brochure or a price list providing biographical information on Pieter Bruegel the Elder, his works, and his artistic style.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 44 Downloads