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Conceptual Art Teacher Resources
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Research, art history, and web page creation! Sounds too good to be true. With tones 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 web site to display the reasearch they've gathered.
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.
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.
In this permutations instructional activity, 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.
Learners study art mediums and the reasons why artists work in specific mediums. In this art mediums lesson, students read a story about conceptual artist Jonathon Keats and his study on phylogenetic trees. Learners watch a video of his art and take notes. Students discuss the history of conceptual art and watch a PowerPoint of examples. Learners select a piece of art to analyze and then write an essay about the topic.