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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.
The Grey Eminences
Students explore the work of David Ireland. In this visual arts lesson plan, students watch a video segment about artist David Ireland, study images of his conceptual art pieces, and create their own conceptual art pieces.
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. Class members read about Keats and his study on phylogenetic trees, watch a video of his art, and discuss the history of conceptual art. Individuals then select a piece of art to analyze. Included are a rich assortment of resources and links.
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. Students also make a paper sculpture.
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.
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.
Pupils explore the aims of artists working in various contemporary art movements, then create works in a similar art style to convey
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.
In this permutations learning exercise, 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.
Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970
Young scholars 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.
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. They'll use current events and issues to write a statement of protest and artistic ways to express that protest.
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. There are 83 wonderful images to discuss.
Masters of War
Students explore how artists depict wartime historical events. Then students create their own works of art depicting a historical event that has taken place during their own lives. They create a classroom gallery.
Technophiles: Ken Goldberg
Students explore how conceptual artist Ken Goldberg is considered a pioneer in the growing genre of "net art."
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. Students create their own piece of artwork to illustrate what September 11, 2001 meant in terms of US history.
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.
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.
Nature's Magic Elixir
Students do research to discover the importance of water in the world and its effect upon our daily lives. They will also appreciate the beauty of water and how it is so adaptable within nature.
The Modern Palette: Discovering Contemporary Strokes
Students respond to a slide show presentation featuring the permanent collection of paintings at the Guggenheim Museum. In this analyzing art lesson, students choose three paintings to analyze and respond to critically. Students then sketch their own interpretation of a painting found in the collection.
John Lennon Lesson Plan - Anniversary of His Birth - October 9th
Students practice reading and vocabulary connected to music.