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Artistic Interpretation of a Classic: The Author's Role
Reading the original Hans Christian Andersen tale of “The Little Mermaid” and viewing the Great Performances: The Little Mermaid from the San Francisco Ballet video offers class members an opportunity to consider how artistic decisions made by an author impact influence interpretation.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 6 Downloads
Patti Smith: Dream of Life
How do artists affect and how are artists affected by the time periods in which they live? Learners examine the life and work of controversial and influential cultural artist Patti Smith as they seek answers to this essential question. Groups research her associates, the social and cultural events of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s in which she participated, her poems, songs, and photographs.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Splendide Californie French Artists’ Impressionsof the Golden State, 1786-1900
There is a lot to learn from art. This teacher's guide provides you with extensive background information, activities, and a scripted commentary to accompany a slide show on French artists in California during the Gold Rush Period. The slide show is not provided but image information is, along with an activity to be completed for each image show.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Dear Miss Florence: Writing Letters To the Boardinghouse for Artists
Imagine being one of the painters in 1910 at the Lyme Art Colony in Connecticut. Using the Florence Griswold Museum's on-line resources to gather information about the daily life of artists at the boardinghouse, learners write a letter to Miss Florence using a historic voice.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
How Art Gives Shape to Cultural Change
"Can a museum be a catalyst in a community? Can a museum house artists and allow them to be change agents as communities re-think themselves?" Watch as curator Thelma Golden re-imagines the museum as a think tank and explores the capacity of artists to understand and re-write history.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Ambitious Women Artists at Work
Examine the works of Luisa Roldan and Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun. Learners view various pieces of art from each of the artists and read about their lives. They discuss the information and construct a Venn diagram, comparing the two famous artists.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Artist Accordion Book
Here’s a great way to incorporate research into your middle school art class. Each class member chooses an artist, researches one of the artist’s important works, and writes a critique of the piece. Learners then create an accordion-folded book, illustrate it in the artist’s style, and include their critique.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 27 Downloads
Pottery with Artist Kerry Moosman
After watching a video of Native American artist Maria Martinez create art out of clay, learners will create burnished coil pots similar to those made by artist, Kerry Moosman. This lesson includes a supply list, web links, historical art connections, step-by-step instructions, extensions, and an assessment.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 4 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 15 Views 33 Downloads
The Lure of The West
Here is a fabulous series of lesson plans on four of the most celebrated artists of the Old Western period in American history. Learners study the works of Charles King, George Catlin, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Moran. The pack is filled with terrific images of their works and meaningful educational activities.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 14 Downloads
Realistic Impressions: Investigating Movements in the Visual Arts
You and your high school class can examine the idea of artistic movements with this lesson. Explore various websites, compare/contrast paintings, after which the assignments are to complete a chart, and write an essay.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 38 Downloads
Lesson: Younger Than Jesus: Is a Young Generation's Multimedia Work Art?
How has art changed? Are young people artists? What is art? These questions are up for discussion as critical thinkers examine several works of art expressed through multimedia. There are five different sessions outlined, complete with discussion questions, procedure, and activities.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 13 Downloads
Lesson Plan: Communicating With Body Language
The Olmec were an ancient people native to Mexico who lived from 1000-500 BC. Young artists examine the Olmec piece Seated Figure to analyze the use of body language to communicate a tone or feeling. They then use clay or play-dough to create their own expressive sculpture.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 51 Views 91 Downloads
Lesson Plan: Letting Go
Why would an artist destroy his own work? Kids examine the Malagan practice of creating and then destroying art. They talk about the cultural and spiritual significance of this practice, as well as how it relates to consumerism in today's society.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
Drawing Portraits Using a Grid
A well-developed art lesson is always great to have around. This lesson on portrait drawing includes a full procedure, modifications, background information on artist Chuck Close, recommended websites, and a few thoughts from the lesson's developer.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 45 Views 123 Downloads
Lesson: A Fitting Situation
In the Enemy's Country is a painting that depicts several Native Americans dressed and ready for war. Youngsters analyze the artistic and storytelling elements the artist used to convey his idea. They then write a creative piece from the perspective of a person in the painting.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Get Up Close and Personal: Margot Voorhies Thompson
Painting, printmaking, collage, calligraphy, and markmaking all in one work? Welcome to the world of Margot Voorhies Thompson. After viewing a PBS video about Thompson, emergent artists are encouraged to keep journals and sketchbooks, bits of artwork and doodling that they could later collage.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
New Review Historical Narrative Using Silhouettes
Connect art and history with a series of activities inspired by the work of contemporary artist, Kara Walker. After watching an Art 21 video about Walker and examining the images in a PowerPoint presentation, class members use silhouettes to craft a visual narrative of a historic event.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 11 Views 7 Downloads
Fan Club for Artists
Learners research a famous artist of their choice to experience their lives and achievements. They choose an artist they look up to, a hero perhaps, and share their lives with their peers to develop a banner on that artist to exhibit in an Artist's Hall of Fame.
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 2 Downloads