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Before the class makes abstract art, they see contemporary examples and analyze them. They look at art made by abstract artists under the age of 33 then use similar techniques to create an interesting collection of their own. The instructional activity spans five sessions and includes discussion questions, art resources, vocabulary, and creative projects.
Students design an environment that resembles a prehistoric cave. They use ancient rock art as inspiration for their own artistic expression. They demonstrate their understanding of the vocabulary, tools, and techniques used in prehistoric cave art and share their artwork with the class and discuss the meanings of their paintings.
Students discover new art techniques by examining the work of Paul Gauguin and his use of opposite colors. In this art analysis lesson, students investigate the different perspectives and colors used in classic post impressionist paintings. Students create and share their own landscape paintings using Gauguin's opposite color techniques.
This is a big project, but lucky for you, the materials, steps, and additional notes are at-the-ready to make it a classroom possibility. Your class will sculpt a life-sized artist using steel brackets, plywood, chicken wire, and modeling paste. This is quite an undertaking, but well worth it. Tip: Have learners use this sculpting technique to create a dinosaur, animal, or famous painter they are learning about in class.
View a painting to find a color and a shape in the artwork. Have your students answer questions based on Sam Abacus Sliding painting, and identify the processes he used in his painting "Abacus Sliding". Students experiment with the primary colors and tools to scrape their paintings.
Seven major abstract art movements are analyzed by learners in groups. Each group analyzes various works by determining which work belongs to which movement. They then read Flatland, engage in an art and literary analysis discussion, then write a paper on what they've learned in class.
What is biodiversity, and why is it so important? Explore biodiversity with your young environmentalists by researching an ecosystem and illustrating its diversity through a piece of artwork. An instructional sequence and possible extension ideas are included. This could be tailored to fit several grade levels, although the original standard referred to is a fourth grade standard.
Young scholars learn painting techniques. In this painting and color lesson, students view Dan Namingha's painting and describe what they see and name the colors they recognize. Young scholars use thick paints to practice painting techniques and learn how to blend different colors to make new colors. Students share their paintings with the class.
A neat art project is on the horizon. Your class can experience impasto, or textured painting with this expressive art lesson. They design and then paint using the impasto technique. This is done by mixing toilet paper into the paint. The results are great and would accent a lesson on a painter such as Van Gough.