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39 resources with the concept surrealism

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“Decalcomania” Glue Paint Symmetry Prints

For Teachers K - 12th
Who knew you could paint with glue? After first adding liquid water color paints to bottles of white Elmer's glue and applying them to paper, students of all ages are then challenged to use their imagination and creativity to draw in...
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Why Should You Read “The Master and Margarita”?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The best Russian novel of the 20th century? The narrator of an interesting short video offers reasons why readers should tackle Mikhail Bulgakov's satirical comedy, The Master and Margarita.
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Dada, Surrealism, and Symbolism: Crash Course Theater #37

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Video 37 in the Crash Course Drama and Theater playlist discusses surrealism, as well as symbolism and dadaism in the world of theater. Playwrights the narrator discusses include Maurice Maeterlinck, Paul Fort, Lugne Poe, and Andre...
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Experimental and Documentary Films

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Some of the boldest films in history have been documentaries or experimental films. Explore non-narrative cinema and its avant-garde techniques with a short video about a creative faction in film history. Additionally, the video...
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Marc Chagall / Magic Realism

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Surrealistic painters like Marc Chagall and Wendy Rouse show viewers an expansive world in a small area. Young artists have a opportunity to create their own surrealistic paintings in response to a study of works by Chagall and Rouse.
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Morning in the Burned House

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Pupils explore Margaret Atwood's use of literary devices such as symbolism and metaphor in Morning in the Burned House, and then follow their reading of the poem with text-based and discussion questions.
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Short Poems Are Scary!

For Teachers K - 5th
What do all those chairs and pencils do in the classroom once everyone leaves? Allow imaginations to run wild with frighteningly short poems!
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Lesson: After Nature: Visions and Visionaries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Build visual literacy, discussion, and critical thinking skills with an innovative art lesson. Young analysts discuss the use of decalcomania, surrealism, and automatism in various contemporary pieces, discuss constructed truth, and...
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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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Early Modern Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Paul Klee - Swiss Artist

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Bring the art of Paul Klee, the famous Swiss artist, into your classroom. Ten of Klee's most-famous works are featured throughout the presentation. Learners will be able to analyze the composition, line, color choice, and his modern take...
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Postwar Attitudes and Art

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Sneak a peek at the art, literature, and culture of America in the 1920's. Realism, cubism, expressionism, dadaism, and surrealism are covered with vivid examples. Use the presentation as you discuss post WWI America with your class. 
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Daydreaming with Marc Chagall

For Teachers K - 6th
Explore the concepts of surrealism and cubism that Marc Chagall portrayed in his art. Your elementary artists will read articles about the artist and practice the methods used in surrealism and cubism.
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Rhythm and Improv, Jazz and Poetry

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Connect the ideas of jazz improvisation and art to writing poetry. Learners collaborate and write different lines of poetry, imitating the jazz styles of improvisation and freewriting. Take a close look at the poems "Tenebrae" by Yusef...
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Alice In Wonderland

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast surrealist paintings to Alice in Wonderland.  In this literature lesson, students examine surrealism paintings and apply those principles to Alice in Wonderland.  They explore how the artists and author use...
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Bringing Surrealism into the Digital Realm

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students write a three page article on two famous surrealist artist of their times. Then, they compare and contrast their similarities and document in the article website references used on footnotes. Students also use pre-existing...
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Surrealism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce studio artists to the elements and principles of surrealism with a lesson that includes models of the works of famous surrealists. Class members then select a project from a menu and create their own film, poem, or...
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Modern Art and Ideas

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The Museum of Modern Art provides this educators' guide to Dada and Surrealism. Featuring the works of such artists as Jean Arp, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, and Meret Oppenheim among others, the guide is ideal for art history and...
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Lesson: Double Album: Sentence as Thought

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The cut-up technique invented by surrealist artist Tristan Tzara is the focus for today. Young artists examine the technique and analyze its use in relation to expressing and viewing the world. They then use a newspaper to create a...
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Surrealist Games

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students engage in a game of Exquisite Corpse. By looking at a painting by Ren?? Magritte and creating their own Surrealist "room," students further explore the Surrealist idea of placing common objects in unusual locations.
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Spain & Catalonia - A Thematic Introduction to Salvador Dali

For Teachers 10th - 12th
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.
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Imagination Station: Introduction to Dali

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners 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.
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The Surreal Deal

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students 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.
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Different Brush Strokes for Different Folks

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the art of Salvador Dali and discuss the criteria for judging art. They select a painting by Dali and write an essay explaining what they like about it. They also write a letter to a friend or critic justifying their...