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97 resources with the concept abstract art

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Lesson: Younger Than Jesus: Understanding, Looking at, Making Abstract Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Lesson: Mathias Poledna: Crystal Palace

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Film analysis takes critical thinking, connections, and context. Upper graders look at the film installation, Crystal Palace in terms of the film makers choices, presentation, and perspective of truth. After an analytical discussion of...
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Why Is This Painting so Shocking?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Guernica stands as a masterpiece of anti-war art. The narrator of a short video examines the images in Picasso's massive, complex, and disturbing painting and offers an explanation of what the images may symbolize.
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The Art and Politics of Arthur Szyk

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Have you ever listened to a song that had a deeper political meaning to it? Every examined a work of art with layers of meaning? Pupils analyze the drawings of Arthur Szyk. They research the deeper meaning of several artistic cartoons...
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Eric Carle Mural

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Inspire first grade artists to learn about abstract and realistic art while reading Eric Carle's Where are you Going? To See My Friend. Young artists design and make a mural collage by tearing shapes of paper while comparing English and...
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Glue Paint Symmetry Prints

For Teachers K - 12th
Add watercolors to white glue, paint onto clear film paper, fold, open, and voila, a butterfly! This art project, designed for special education classes, but perfect for any classroom, is sure to engage your young artists.
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Torn Metal Collage

For Teachers K - 12th
The work of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt is used to inspire kids to create their own mixed media works. Although designed for the special education classroom, the activity is sure to inspire all kids.
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Let's Talk About Fritz Scholder

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
By discussing and analyzing the work of artist Fritz Scholder, learners are given the opportunity to consider artistic representations of Native Americans, New Mexico, and the American Southwest. 
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Fritz Scholder: A Study Guide

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
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...
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Blue Water: Telling a Story or Baffling?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Some art can be difficult to interpret. Critical thinkers analyze the forms, techniques, purpose, and meaning found in the abstract piece, Blue Water. They engage in small group discussions in order to form a hypothesis as to the nature...
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Lesson: Painting The Unknown

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Lesson: Lisa Signal: Altering Perspectives

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Kids make big artistic gestures, just like the abstract artist, Lisa Signal. They use her work as inspiration for making simplistic, abstract, statements in an artistic way. They analyze her work, then walk through an unfamiliar...
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The Art of Furniture: Decorations Inspired by Nature

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
What inspires furniture designers? As learners of all ages view examples of woodworking used in French and American furniture, they discuss woodworkers' techniques and inspirations. They identify techniques such as veneering and...
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Pastel Drawing like Vincent Van Gogh

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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. 
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Frida Kahlo: Tortured Soul

For Teachers 11th - 12th
A comprehensive and straightforward tool can help your critical thinkers analyze art. This presentation teaches your young artists to look at a piece of work critically, analyzing the artist, the period, the symbolism, and the artistic...
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20th Century American Art

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
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,...
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Chapter 28: Red Flags and Velvet Revolutions: The End of the Cold War, 1960-1990

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Set your historians up for testing success using this interactive flashcard tool. It is one of many learning strategies offered in this thorough online resource. Although designed for use with a text, the site is valuable independently....
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Blick Liquid Watercolor

For Teachers K - 12th
Introduce this abstract art to your class; they must chose ordinary classroom objects and shapes to paint with watercolors. The overlapping effect will create a fun, abstract piece of art!
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Arbitrary Arrangements: Daniel Sprick's Release Your Plans

For Teachers K - 5th
Students investigate abstract artists as storytellers.  In this art analysis lesson, students observe the small details in the painting called "Release Your Plans" by Daniel Sprick.  Students collaborate in groups to create their own...
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Shapes & Angles

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners identify the basic elements of abstract art and all art. They explore the work of Wassily Kandinsky and recognize his Modern style. Afterwards, they imitate the methods of Abstract artists to create their own art.
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The Art of Abstraction

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students complete activities to learn about abstract art. In this abstract art lesson plan, students define related vocabulary and complete an abstract art drawing using a familiar picture from their lives. Students may watch a related...
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Dada and Neue Sachlichkeit

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
After the abstractists and the Cubists of the early 20th century left their mark, the Dada and Neue-Sachlichkeit movements began. Examine the interesting world of these movements and have your class consider their impact on current...
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Packing Nouns

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Play a noun game with your class. Put a suitcase in the middle of the room and have each class member, in turn, name a noun that begins with a specified letter of the alphabet. To ramp up the challenge, assign concrete, abstract, proper,...
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Story problems Made Fun

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students unearth a variety of ways to solve word problems through developing their own strategies, taping the process, and presenting the results to their classmates. Word problem solving skills are assessed by students as they view the...