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Learners view and discuss a selection of paintings from Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, and other Surrealist artists. They play a game in which each person in a group writes a sentence and passes it on to the next person without letting them see.
Students take an imaginative examine the paintings of Salvador Dali and discuss their reactions to them. They respond creatively to a painting of their choice in written or visual art form.
Seventh graders study Surrealism and the life and artwork of Salvador Dali and other Surrealists. They create artwork that is characteristic of surrealism.
Third graders observe the use of line, light and color in the painting. They identify the foreground, middle ground and background of the painting. They create a surreal drawing or picture.
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. The difference between classical and modern art is never clearer than within these slides.
Students examine the life of Salvador Dali and compare their cultures with that of Dali. On a map of Spain, they locate places where Dali lived and discuss his reasons for moving to various places.
Students translate Lorca's poem, Ode to Salvador Dali from Spanish and read their interpretations to the class. They discuss the lives and times of both Lorca and Dali.
Students develop an elementary understanding of the history of art. They study the basic elements of a painting including perspective, composition, color, light and symbolism. They look at each selected painting and analyze it, moving from first impressions to a more detailed examination. to
Students examine three landscapes incorporating images from nature and the unconscious. In this art analysis lesson, students explore the artists' perception and impact on a subject. Students complete image based discussion and imagine spending a day in the landscape art. Students write postcards for each location and keep a dream journal.
Sure, your young artists probably know Van Gogh and Picasso, but are they equally as familiar with Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol? Small groups examine the work of famous artists. Then, they create their own hero portraits in Cubist style and display them in a gallery walk.
Seventh graders research several surrealist artists, e.g. Dali, Magritte, etc., and analyze and compare their styles. They apply their knowledge to their own drawings in pastel of flowers and plants.
Young scholars use combinations of real and imaginary objects to create illustrations for a book.  In this Fantasy in art lesson, students discuss the elements of fantasy in Allegory of Air.  Young scholars study the work of Salvador Dali and Mir to use as inspiration as they create their own illustrations for a book.
Young scholars examine the art-historical contexts used by Salvador Dali and identify examples of them. They explore surrealism by playing the game Exquisite Corpse, automatic writing or drawing, and dream illustration. They tour the Dali Museum.
Students observe images of amazing places, either real, or imagined by Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali, and Ansel Adams. They think about a time when they wanted to escape and where they wanted to go. They draw their getaway and then construct 3-D models of their dream.
Students examine how organisms adapt to their environment in order to survive. As a class, they discuss the extinction of the dinosaurs and review Darwin's theory of survival of the fittest. They select an animal to morph in the future and create what it would look like using software.
Students research the life of surrealist artist Salvador Dali and create their own "surreal" art in the form of a collage, based upon their dreams or fantasies.
Young scholars explore surreal art and poetry. For this visual arts lesson, students examine works by André Breton, Robert Desnos, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miro. Young scholars then apply the techniques in the works they analyze to their own poetry.
Young scholars examine the paintings of Dali and Velazquez and write about the physical characteristics, colors, and shapes of the works. They describe their paintings orally in Spanish.
Students express their views on censorship and read Orwell's essay about Dali. They examine other controversial pop culture figures and write about them.
Students combine multiple unrelated images into single composition with subtle message or theme They become familiar with pen and ink techniques inspired by illustrator, Edward Gorey. They create a visual language for texture and value.

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