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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 9 Views 6 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
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 10 Views 28 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
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 10 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
Learning About Artists
Students explore various artists and practice creating their style of painting. In this art history lesson, students discover various artists, such as Van Gogh and Michelangelo, and painting style each utilizes. Students paint a picture that represents each artist's style using a variety of artistic mediums.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 29 Downloads
Fifth graders identify and compare works of art from various regions of the United States. Telecollaborative partners, from different states, work together to complete this assignment. Using the internet, 5th graders research a specific artist and painting from their particular state.
5th Language Arts 4 Views 1 Download
New Review Famous Artists Lapbook
Create mini books with some of the most beautiful and well-known masterpieces of our time. Learners read short paragraphs about famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, and Johannes Vermeer, and create different kinds of miniature books to feature their creations.
2nd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Youngsters identify the styles of various artists and illustrators. They will read Frida and Miranda's Smile, and then discuss the styles of each illustrator and use tempera paint to paint a picture of themselves. When they are finished they will list what is different about each painting.
K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
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
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Enlighten your class' visual and cultural senses with a new work of art presented each day. With the swipe of your hand, visit the works of classic artists and learn about both the piece of art and what inspired the artist to create it.
1st - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 3 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 17 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 11 Views 41 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