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 20 Views 83 Downloads
It's in the Cards
Young scholars 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 2 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
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
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. For this modern art lesson, 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
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 instructional activity 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 3 Views 20 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 7 Downloads
Students investigate what James Zemaitis does for a living based on his picture and discuss the history and function of Sotheby's auction house. Students then study the changing face of modern art auctions by reading and discussing the article "Dolls as Role Models, Neither Barbie Nor Britney.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Illuminating Expressive Hues
Young scholars create interpretive sketches of modern art. In this art lesson, students review the color wheel and the colors used by Impressionists and Modern Artists. Young scholars 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
Students design objects in the Museum of Modern Art's collection of simple machines. In this simple machines activity, students explore the machine age in the MoMA's design collection. Students identify simple machines and the elements in creating innovative designs.
8th - 10th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 6 Downloads
Art History-Renaissance to Modern Art
Third graders are given the defining characteristics of the period of Art. They work in pairs to fill in worksheets imbedded in this plan describing the famous artists and works of the period. They create their own original work.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
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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 3 Views 1 Download