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Mind Your Mannerists-Understanding the Art of El Greco
Kids become mini-experts on the Mannerist movement and the art of El Greco. They identify common elements of El Greco paintings and compare them to a work by Thomas Hart Benton. They use four ways to examine art taken from the book, "Looking at Pictures" by Susan Woodford to help them analyze the paintings.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 19 Downloads
Fritz Scholder: A Study Guide
In this engaging activity involving close analysis of abstract expressionist art, your class members will not only discover more about artist Friz Scholder's Native American art, but they will also have the opportunity to consider important concepts of identity and our expression of ideas.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 21 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Playing with Paint
Students learn painting techniques. In this painting and color instructional activity, students view Dan Namingha's painting and describe what they see and name the colors they recognize. Students use thick paints to practice painting techniques and learn how to blend different colors to make new colors.
Pre-K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
3-D Texture Painting (Impasto)
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.
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 36 Downloads
Lesson: Painting The Unknown
Finally an art lesson that incorporates the act of creating art. After analyzing the abstract emotionally driven piece, Blue Mysteries Near the Sun, No. 4, learners discuss feelings related to an anticipated event or to the unknown. They use the idea of the unknown to paint an original piece that conveys their personal emotions, fears, or anticipation.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Chinese Landscape Painting
Third graders learn about Chinese poetry and landscape paintings, then create their own. They view several examples and discuss the elements of each, then paint their own landscape inspired by what they saw. They then listen to, read, and compose their own Chinese style poetry.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Advanced Art – Cultural Place-setting Still life
Upper graders view a series of films that depict rituals or celebrations as they occur in different cultural settings. They conduct a cultural investigation about one culture, brainstorm and research objects that have cultural or ritualistic significance and create a still life painting based on their findings.
11th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 23 Downloads
It's All About the Brushstrokes
Afte analyzing the painting, Autumn Poplars by Camille Pissarro, learners explore self-expression through painting techniequs. They disucss the piece, consider Impressionist painting, and then create masterpieces that represent a particular season.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 11 Downloads
Texture Hunts and More: Madonna and Child with Saints
Students investigate different painting techniques by studying classic works of art. In this art history lesson, students observe the famous Madonna and Child with Saints painting and describe the texture and images they notice. Students create their own texture collage using fabrics and materials brought by the teacher.
Pre-K - K Social Studies & History 7 Views 11 Downloads
Lesson: Beyond First Impressions
Just like the colors and techniques used to create a vivid image, learners will use exceptional language to create vivid stories. They examine the techniques used to tell a visual story in the painting, Road to Santa Fe. They then use real life events to inspire an imaginative story.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Lesson: A Special Place
Everybody has a special place they like to go. I hang out on top of the fridge, for example. Upper graders analyze the painting Mountain Lake, in terms of technique, style, and imagery. They then write or draw a place that expresses personal emotion and memory.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Wayne Theibaud's Food
The work of Wayne Thiebaud is used to incite young artists. They view his work, then use their artistic know-how to create a formal composition, which they will paint. They sketch their composition from various angles, then paint their formal arrangements on canvas.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 3 Downloads
Pastel Drawing like Vincent Van Gogh
Learners discuss the elements of art and design found in a series of flower paintings by Vincent Van Gogh. They explore art, shading, and color as they create mirrored representations of the master's art, using oil pastel.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 47 Downloads
Crayon Crackle Painting
Explore crackle painting and Raku pottery with your little learners. They view examples of Raku pottery, discuss the crackle painting technique, and create an original image using crayons and glue. Sounds like an educationally fun time!
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Lesson: Younger Than Jesus: Understanding, Looking at, Making Abstract Art
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 lesson spans five sessions and includes discussion questions, art resources, vocabulary, and creative projects.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 25 Views 38 Downloads
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
New Review “House by the Railroad”: A Painting and a Poem for the Common Core
Introduce your class to ekphrastic poetry with an exercise that asks them to examine Edward Hooper's painting House by the Railroad and Edward Hirsch's poem "Edward Hopper and the House By the Railroad." After a close reading of the two works, individuals craft an explicated pastiche to comment on another painting.
9th - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Unit 3: Gesture and Composition
This stellar resource outlines the procedures, discussions, projects, and materials needed for a 15 day still-life unit. Emergent artists study drapery, gesture, and composition as they observe, draw, design, and paint a still-life of scarves and ties.
10th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Exploring Weather Conditions Through Painting
Your advanced class will paint a picture of a particular weather condition. In this painting lesson learners describe elements of art in pieces of artwork. They analyze the weather and seasons in the artwork. The students use paper, watercolors, and salt to create a piece of art depicting a specific type of weather or season.
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 53 Downloads