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A fantastic collection of postwar European art is ready for the class. Contained in each of the 69 slides are images of art that represent the abstract movements that define the period. L'art Brut, French photography, tachisme, cobra, and the postwar art of England, Spain, and Italy are all depicted. An excellent accompaniment to any art history lecture.
Students explore transformations in dance. In this cross curriculum geometry and dance lesson, students define and identify angles, reflections, and translations, then practice dance movements using a stretchy band that represent these geometric transformations. Detailed descriptions and examples are given.
From the swirling skies of Starry Night to the stark visage in his self-portraits, the art of Vincent Van Gogh remains enigmatic and hypnotizing to this day. Help your students explore his biography, art, and legacy with this WebQuest, which provides multiple resource links. Students work through the links, learning about Van Gogh and his most prominent paintings, as they prepare a report about the artist, his life, and his work.
Learners identify different kinds of narratives used in a number of art works, discuss artist's use of compositional elements to further the story and/or convey a message within a work of art, and explain relationship between composition and content in a number of works of art.
“Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”—William James. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson four of 20 introduces several other styles of martial arts and a little bit of history about each one of them. The main part of the lesson introduces the mini salute, which is given out of respect to the instructor. Then the class practices their front kicks in several different ways: in combination, in the air, stationary using a kicking shield, and moving across the floor using a kicking shield.
Students examine the role of chance in creating Dada art and analyze the idea of gesture. In this art analysis lesson plan, students consider gesture in drawings and the role of chance in Dada art. Students complete image based discussion. Students work in groups to create inventive ways to apply gesture to a page. Students choose one of the drawing methods and make a chance drawing.