Modern Art Teacher Resources
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When Art's a Craft
What would it be like to restore modern works of art? By acting as modern art conservators, learners assess the first-hand difficulties faced in restoration efforts. In addition, they create modern art pieces from random materials. Then, they resume the role of art conservator to analyze their classmates' work and discuss preservation techniques.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 26 Views 86 Downloads
Early Modern Art
Whether you are teaching an art class or world history class, this presentation will appeal to viewers' creative minds and receptive eyes. With brief explanations on Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism, Dada, and Bauhaus as representations of the five central themes in early modern art, the slides let the vivid images of Picasso, Dali, and Matisse (among others) do the talking.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
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Ever wish you could experience the art found at MoMA in New York? Now you can provide your class with an app that explores how artists featured at MoMA use shape and line as a mode of creative expression. The art lab activities mock those found at MoMA and use an interactive app format to connect learners to pieces featured on-site at the museum.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 3 Downloads
Humourous Head Planter Spike: Ceramics Lesson
What a great activity. Kids create humorous ceramic character (heads) spikes to enliven a planter. Modern art is full of expressive and exaggerated forms and your class gets to create them out of clay. This would be a lovely activity to accompany a lesson on tall tales, modern art, characterization, or humorous expression.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 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 19 Views 22 Downloads
It's in the Cards
Students discover how art auctions have become competitive after reading an article from The New York Times. Students voice their opinions about specific examples of modern art and create trading cards based on their research of particular modern art movements.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
It's in the Cards
Students examine works of art and consider their emotional and monetary values, and consider high stakes bidding expected to take place over particular works of modern art by reading and discussing article, "An Auction Season of High Estimates, and Even Higher Risks.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Illuminating Expressive Hues
Learners create interpretive sketches of modern art. In this art lesson, students review the color wheel and the colors used by Impressionists and Modern Artists. Learners design a modern art piece and create a Guggenheim showcase art gallery of their art paintings.
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Modern Art Lesson Plans
Students explore the history and examples of Modern Art. In this Modern Art lesson, students read background information about Modern Art and a biography of Andy Warhol. Students complete a criticism and aesthetics, art creation activities, and research the time period of the art period.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Pinwheel Modern Art Styles
Students explore artistic design by creating pin wheel models in class. In this modern art instructional activity, students examine historic art work of Van Gogh, O'Keeffe and Mondrian before emulating their work on construction paper. Students utilize their drawings to create pin wheel designs which they display on campus.
6th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Going Places Safely
In this internet safety lesson, students discuss the rules for staying safe on the internet. By taking a virtual field trip, students experience how the Internet can take them to places they might not be able to visit in person. This lesson drives home the point that; just as when traveling in the real world, students should also follow safety rules when they travel online.
K - 2nd 21st Century Skills 23 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lesson: Proposal for a School Sculpture
After discussing the artistic elements and design process needed to construct the modern sculpture, Lao Tzu, kids get logical. They consider the purposeful use of space in the sculpture, design a modern piece for a specific space at school, and then write an organized and well-supported proposal to have the sculpture installed.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 5 Downloads
Art is a form of expression that can be controversial, obtuse, and completely driven by the political and social times. Explore Nouveau Realism and Pop Art, which exemplify the nature of modern thought and expression. This visually rich and extensive presentation provides viewers with a catalogue of art that comes in many modern forms.
12th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Students analyze the art of theatrical costumes and modern art designs. In this art analysis lesson, students compare two different designs for theatrical costumes by artists Oskar Schlemmer and El Lissitzky. Students complete image based discussion and three related activities.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Lesson: Mary Heilmann: To Be Someone
Kids consider the pure abstraction and minimalism found in Mary Heilmann's work. They analyze several of her pieces through critical discussion and then think about her use of a song title as the title of her exhibit. Learners then use a favorite song or song title to inspire drawings of their own.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Lesson: Jazzy Stripes and Worlds
Every artist creates in his own unique way drawing from a variety of inspirational sources. Upper graders work to expand their understanding of the creative process by first analyzing a modern piece and then creating one. They listen to jazz music and compare it to the visual cues in the piece, Phantom Tatoo.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Lesson: Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
A great idea for a fun homework assignment! The class fully and critically analyzes Daniel Sprick's painting, Your Plans. They then generate questions to ask the artist as they attend a mock press conference. They pretend to ask the artist questions about his art, write down the answers, and then use them to write a newspaper article at home.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 13 Downloads