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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 23 Downloads
Art History - Exploring Artists and Their Time Periods
Students examine the art of Impressionists. In this art history instructional activity, 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 12 Views 50 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 20 Views 16 Downloads
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 13 Views 33 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 8 Views 67 Downloads
The First Artists
Seventh graders study cave art and to learn about the importance of human expression in history. In this art history lesson plan, 7th graders study the characteristics of cave art and what the art reflected of the culture and time it came from.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 27 Downloads
To Tell The Truth
Students play "To Tell The Truth" Art History style in this fun and interactive game for the upper-elementary Art classroom. Included in the lesson is a detailed set of rules and suggestions for successful classroom implementation.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
The Art of Marie Goth
Fifth graders examine the history and art of the Indiana artist Marie Goth. They create a timeline of events in Marie Goth's life and discuss historical events that happened during her lifetime. Students then view portraits and paintings by Goth, write five questions for an art history Jeopardy game, and add details to a face mask they have already created.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 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 3 Views 1 Download
"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
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 15 Views 43 Downloads
New Review An Introduction to Visual Art and Art History
Line shape, color, value, form, texture, space. Students of art history are introduced to the elements of art in a 64-slide PowerPoint that illustrates how these elements combine in visual art. Other essentials, like principles of design, balance, contrast, emphasis movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity, are also included in the content-rich presentation.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 3 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 28 Views 80 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 activity.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Elevating the Everyday
Students research Laurel True and the art of mosaics. In this art history instructional activity, students research mosaics from different time periods and places. They react to Laurel True's artistic work and create their own mosaics.
K - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 62 Downloads
Art in Context: A - Art Oral History
Students 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