Conceptual Art Teacher Resources
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Students explore the different ways language is used in conceptual art. In this conceptual art lesson, students analyze artworks that emphasize ideas over form and the methods used in conceptual art. Students work in pairs to read and draw using the given instructions of Sol LeWitt.
11th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 20 Downloads
Crazy for Cubes: Art and Science
This is a very skeletal lesson, but provides a very interesting teaching idea. Learners discuss Sol LeWitt and conceptual art, then analyze the differences in expressing a concept through model based inquiry and aesthetic art criticism. They develop a geometric, scientific, or mathematical concept, then create an artistic image to represent it.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 47 Downloads
In this permutations worksheet, 6th graders solve and complete 5 different types of problems. First, they write a simple conceptual art plan with no more than 3 instructions. Then, students use graph paper and a pencil to draw a plan. They also compare the original plan with the conceptual art work produced.
6th Math 3 Views 11 Downloads
Artists in Search of a Medium: Jonathon Keats
What is Conceptual art? How do artist choose a medium in which to work? Why do artists work in specific mediums? Welcome your learners to the world of visual arts with a unit-long examination of the work of conceptual artist Jonathon Keats.
11th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 20 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 activity 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
What Is Conceptual Art?
Students research recent movements within modern art and discover how they have influenced one another. Using an artist, they examine the life and works of him or her. They define conceptual art and work together in groups to create their own piece of art.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
20th Century American Art
See the changes, controversy, and innovations that define postwar American art. The onset of the modern art era in American history is well-defined in this slide-show. You'll see how Abstract Expressionism shifted into conceptual, pop, and performance art.
12th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 22 Downloads
The Fine Art of Collecting: Mail Art Collector John Held Jr.
Students study and create Mail Art. In this art lesson, students study the evolution of Mail Art. This lesson includes an extensive list of resources related to the topic and a few related activities for students involving Mail Art.
8th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 17 Downloads
Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970
Students discuss the act of selection as a central component in contemporary art making in this visual art lesson ideal for the high school or junior high classroom. Emphasis is placed on the artwork of Duchamp and contemporary artists.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 2 Downloads
Students discuss how the clothing and hairstyles they choose to wear influences the way others may view them. After viewing clips from two films, students create a word list that relates to the cultural importance of hair. Their final activity is to create a scratchboard drawing of hair.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Dada and Neue Sachlichkeit
After the abstractists and the Cubists of the early 20th century left their mark, the Dada and Neue-Sachlichkeit movements began. Examine the interesting world of these movements and have your class consider their impact on current modern art trends.
12th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 3 Downloads
Lesson: Unmonumental: War, Politics, and Protest
Get those upper graders thinking about the world, social conflict, and art as a catalyst for change. They'll uncover the meanings behind four abstract works, intended to spread awareness of the need for social change. Kids are then asked to create a recipe for a protest.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 20 Downloads
Conflict, Tragedy and the Power of Art
Students investigate some the ways art has responded to conflict throughout history. Through teacher lecture and demonstration, students witness the historical background of a piece of artwork and how it reflects the conflict it represents.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 25 Views 102 Downloads
African Masks And Their Impact On Western Art
Explore the influence of African-style masks on Western art. Learners create individual masks using construction paper. They discuss and explore the techniques used to create these types of masks. The resource includes links to supplementary information and a vocabulary list.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 79 Downloads
The Modern Palette: Discovering Contemporary Strokes
Learners respond to a slide show presentation featuring the permanent collection of paintings at the Guggenheim Museum. In this analyzing art lesson plan, students choose three paintings to analyze and respond to critically. Learners then sketch their own interpretation of a painting found in the collection.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads