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- Kristina C., Special Education Teacher
- Covina, CA
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Students analyze the work of three artists whose art work illustrates important political and social events. In this art analysis lesson, students analyze the art of Jasper Johns, Charles Moore, and Andy Warhol. Students complete image based discussion and three related projects.
Betsy Ross - fact and myth. As an introduction to American Literature, class members become detectives and search web sites to find information about the flag, prominent places it has been displayed (on the moon, at ground zero, in films, etc.), and treatment of the flag. A photo montage and a quiz are mentioned but not included.
Students analyze three dimensional art that uses a variety of materials and is part of Minimalist art. In this art analysis lesson, students explore artists' choices for materials and their use of space. Students complete image based discussion and four related activities.
Students analyze Pop artists and their art. For this art analysis lesson, students consider the choices and mediums Pop art artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and Jasper Johns. Students make connections between culture and art by completing image based discussion. Students research prints and multiples created by Pop artists in the 1960s. Students select an everyday object and create a nontraditional self-portraits.
First graders discover artists who used numerals in their artwork. Using chalk pastels, they experiment with what the medium can do to a new piece of art. They review warm and cool colors, the concept of overlapping and how to use stencils. They practice adding number sentences as well.
Visual arts lessons don't always mean the children need to make art. Here, they will practice using their visual literacy skills to analyze four images through the compare and contrast method. The first two images deal with gender identity and portrait art, the second two utilize geometric parts to create a whole. Both sets of images are interesting and are sure to inspire great classroom discussions.
Young art enthusiasts will create an imaginative animal painting, write a story, and hold a storytelling conference. Next, they research the inspiration of one piece of politically charged art. These three fun activities are inspired by the Sufi artist Gora Mbengue. Interesting background information on the artist, his philosophy, and art is included to kick-start these activities.
Who was Andy Warhol? According to this slide show, he was one of the most famous artists in the world. Share a biographical, image-rich presentation as you cover the life of the grandfather of pop art. Note: This presentation would make a good example for learners to use as they set out to research other famous artists.
Students analyze geographic maps. In this map analysis lesson, students analyze the symbols in geographic maps and the impact of cultural, historical, and political concepts. Students compare and contrast maps in various mediums by artists from varying backgrounds. Students complete image based discussion and related activities.
Students analyze the folk art 'Flag Gate' and complete analysis activities it. In this art analysis lesson, students complete analysis of the folk art using the careful looking questions, discussion questions, and context questions. Students may also complete activities for the lesson.
Sixth graders complete activities to demonstrate various math concepts in visual art. In this math concepts and line art instructional activity, 6th graders review optical illusions and complete a related worksheet. Students discuss symmetrical balance and create their own versions of line art. Students then discuss negative and positive space and create a composition incorporating symmetrical balance, color gradation, and positive and negative space.
Students explore art of the 1950s. In this art history lesson, students examine works by Kofman, Groky, deKooning, Indiana, Hamilson, and Warhol as they identify the attributes of Abstract Impressionism and pop art. Students sketch selected examples of the art presented in the lesson.
Eighth graders investigate modern-dance choreographer Merce Cunningham's historically significant contribution to dance-making history. Specifically, 8th graders explore and practice Merce Cunningham's choreographic use of chance operations (probability), through kinesthetic and movement exploration.
Eleventh graders produce a work of art that symbolizes peace and their experiences with it. In this peace symbolism lesson, 11th graders sketch symbols associated with peace view art examples of peace images. Students complete a reflective writing activity and complete a project with peace imagery.