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
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
Going Places Safely
In this internet safety instructional activity, 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.
K - 2nd 21st Century Skills 22 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Rudyard Kipling's Rikki-Tikki-Tavi: Mixing Words and Pictures
Create meaningful illustrations to accompany stories in a web-based art and literacy lesson. The class takes a virtual "art safari" with the Museum of Modern Art and then discusses how illustrations contribute to meaning. Individuals write and illustrate a story about an animal that includes examples of fact and personification.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 23 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Students create interpretive sketches of modern art. In this art instructional activity, students review the color wheel and the colors used by Impressionists and Modern Artists. Students 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
New Review Matisse and Picasso
Discover Modernism through the eyes of artists. Over the course of six well-thought-out lessons, learners examine works by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse while completing a range of collaborative and hands-on activities. A great resource!
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 8 Downloads
What is Conceptual Art?
Research, art history, and web page creation! Sounds too good to be true. With tons of links and resources, the lesson 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 website to display the research they've gathered.
6th - 9th Language Arts 15 Views 33 Downloads
Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe
Modern art is great to experience because it brings contemporary issues into everyday conversation. Upper graders consider the work of Mickalene Thomas, an artist that uses photo collage techniques to capture the beauty of African American women in today's society.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
The Great Migration
What a terrific lesson! Have your class learn about immigration using this resource. Fourth graders discuss the Great Migration in Ohio through art, writing, and discussion. Afterward, they create a presentation in which they tell their families' story.
4th Social Studies & History 15 Views 33 Downloads
Modern Art Lesson Plans
Students explore the history and examples of Modern Art. For 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
African Masks And Their Impact On Western Art
Explore the influence of African-style masks on Western art. Learners create individual masks using construction paper. They discuss and explore the techniques used to create these types of masks. The resource includes links to supplementary information and a vocabulary list.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 80 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