Aesthetics Teacher Resources
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Text as Object and Art: Aesthetic Impact on Audience Reception of Books in the Early Renaissance and Today
Tenth graders examine the role that aesthetics play in the publication of books. In groups, they apply the concept of physical affectation on each reader's experience to literature. They also compare and contrast the varied types of...
Door Panels and Details: Renaissance Revival/Aesthetic Cabinet
K - 5th
Students investigate the history of cabinetry and furniture, specifically the Renaissance period. In this art history lesson, students investigate photographs of the Renaissance Revival/Aesthetic Cabinet, and examine the small...
Favorite Sports and Athletes: an Introduction to Sports Media
K - 3rd
Even young children watch sports and like team logos and products. It's never too early to think critically about what's onscreen. This exercise develops awareness that media communicate values (i.e. who participates in sports and who...
Efferent vs. Aesthetic Reading: How to Structure an Analysis
10th - 12th
How is an analysis of a novel, play, or poem structured? This short presentation suggests that the purpose of an analysis is to note how an author achieves his/her purpose. Subsequent slides detail the contents of each paragraph of...
Racism, Gender, Ethnicity, and Aesthetics in the Art of Graffiti
7th - 12th
Young scholars describe how graffiti is a part of everyday culture. They develop basic vocabulary terms for thinking and writing about graffiti and make and justify judgments about aesthetics qualities in graffiti art. They compare and...
Exploring Weather Conditions Through Painting
9th - Higher Ed
Your advanced class will paint a picture of a particular weather condition. In this painting instructional activity students describe elements of art in pieces of artwork. They analyze the weather and seasons in the artwork. The students...
Analyzing a Product or Political Advertisement
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How do advertisements evoke specific thoughts and feelings? Class members find out through the exploration of the Internet, videos, television, magazines, radio, and posters. Learners investigate commercial advertisements, political...
Political Theory - John Ruskin
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Beauty and Capitalism—not two words you usually see together. John Ruskin, a prominent political thinker definitely did not think so. Teach pupils about the political theory behind aesthetics and why some countries may value beauty over...
Understanding Design, Composition, and Color
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The set for a play combines design elements (style, line, shape, mass, measure, position, color, and texture) and principles of composition (unity, harmony, contrast, variation, balance, proportion, and emphasis) to create a particular...