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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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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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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 instructional activity 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...
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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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Arbitrary Arrangements: Daniel Sprick's Release Your Plans

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars 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.  Young scholars collaborate in groups to create...
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Free Form Sculpture

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore abstract and non-representational art forms through research and artistic expression. They research a free form artist, their work, and abstract sculpture. They then work with pantyhose, chicken wire, plaster, 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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My Abstraction

For Teachers K - 3rd
What makes a color warm, and what makes a color cool? Explore colors and abstract art through an observation activity and an art assignment. Learners look at images and talk about colors before making their own compositions with...
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Shapes & Angles

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students 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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Pop-Art Heart Card

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students recognize the work of important 20th-century artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Keith Haring. They explore the differences between realistic and abstract art forms. Afterwards, they create a piece of abstract 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 activity, 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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Sports Action Figure

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders identify art elements and design principles in art such as movement, unity, space and color planning.
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Spray Bottle Paint Mural

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Sometimes all you need is a quick and easy outdoor art project. Perfect for the end of the school year, this mural project allows kids to make a mess while creating art. They use spray bottles full of paint to "spray" paint a large sheet...
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Piet Mondrian- color, shape, abstract art

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners examine abstract art. In this abstract art lesson, students define abstract art and view examples of abstract art. Learners examine the art of Piet Mondrian and his use of straight and angular lines and geometric shapes....
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Scary Stuff!

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders interview community members for a "newspaper". They design a business brochure, write a disappearing ghost story, and experiment with mono-printing. They experiment with a variety of materials, tools, equipment, and...
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Life size figures - Moveable Murals

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars create life-size human figures and decorate them in a collage style with torn colored pieces of pictures from magazines. They display them around the school, creating life-size murals.
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Pablo Picasso Lessons

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore art history by creating their own abstract art pieces. In this Pablo Picasso lesson, students read assigned text discussing biographical information about the artist and examine several of his paintings. Students create...
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Kandinsky on Computers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate expressionist art by researching Wassily Kandinsky. In this abstract art lesson, students utilize the Internet to visit a web museum which showcases Kandinsky's compositions. Students analyze the artistic lines and...
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Henri Matisse

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students compare a "realistic" piece of art with an "abstract" piece of art. In this visual arts instructional activity, students listen to a mini-lecture about Henri Matisse. Students examine the characteristics of "realistic" and...
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Mondrian Inspired Abstract Art

For Teachers K - 6th
Learners explore the art of Piet Mondrian. For this abstract art lesson, students look at paintings by the Dutch painter and then follow the provided steps to create their own abstract art inspired by his works.
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Fancy Footwork

For Students Pre-K - K
In this painting worksheet, students remove their shoes and put their feet in a tray of paint. Students paint an abstract painting with their feet. This worksheet is geared to the adults who will be guiding students.