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Students describe how graffiti is a part of everyday culture. They develop basic vocabulary terms for thinking and writing about graffiti and make and justify judgments about aesthetics qualities in graffiti art. They compare and contrast specific works of Basquiat in graffiti, and how graffiti played a major role in his art style.
Students view images of Warhol/Basquiat collaboration and discuss them using the questions listed in the lesson. They work in groups to choose a theme or topic relating to American culture and discuss ideas about symbols that could be used to represent their ideas. Students ust the internet to find images, symbols and words to include on their artwork. Each group creates an artwork.
Students identify and interpret the Neo-Expressionist art movement, specifically the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat. They identify the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and the works of the Neo-Expressionist period. Then, students write an essay about the life and career of Jean- Michel Basquiat using the questions included in the lesson as a frame work.
Prime your class for a collaborative learning project by first showing them a presentation that highlights Warhol's collaborative endeavors. Slides describe key vocabulary related to collaboration, and then demonstrate its importance by showing all the ways Warhol collaborated with musicians, engineers, and actors to create inspired art.
Discuss pop-art, Andy Warhol, and the concept of collaborative painting with your class. Learners won't be analyzing Warhol's work, but they will be engaging in group activities to understand the collaboration in art. They'll make a shared journal, discuss Warhol's philosophy of art, and make a short movie as a team.
Examine the contributions of African-Americans in the worlds of art and literature. Over the course of a few days, young scholars will read and analyze a poem, a short story, and a piece of art. They complete a range of comprehension-building activities, including writing poetry based on their reflections, comparing different people groups through a graph, and creating a class mural.
Students work with younger students to collaborate to create a painting. In this lesson, students read Life Doesn't Frighten Me. High School students write and discuss fears with Kindergarten children, and then create an artwork showing how they will overcome their fears. High School students present their artwork to the Kindergartners
Students inspect visual arts by examining images on the web. In this art history activity, students discuss the history of art after researching Keith Haring's work on the Internet. Students analyze the style of Haring and create a quilt based on individual paintings and drawings from each student in class.