Expressive Expressionist Faces
Students explore expressionist artists and the strategies they used in their artwork. They produce an original piece of expressionistic artwork, and develop a slideshow presentation about a specific artist.
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Fritz Scholder: A Study Guide
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...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Real Spirit Within Expressionistic Portraits
Students study the life and art of George Rounalt as they examine his painting, "The Clown." They study the Nazi campaign against modern art such as the Degenerate Art exhibition of 1937. Finally, they create an original piece of art...
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Maya Lin: Architect & Sculptor
Pupils explore and study about Maya Yang Lin and her influences on contemporary Chinese/American art. They assess the difference between architecture and sculptor and then create a miniature model of an expressive sculptor to symbolize...
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An American President in American Art
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Biography of Robert Arneson
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Expressions of Anti-Racism through Painting: The Puerto Rican Community from West Side Story to Connecticut
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Conflict, Tragedy and the Power of Art
Students investigate some the ways art has responded to conflict throughout history. Through teacher lecture and demonstration, students witness the historical background of a piece of artwork and how it reflects the conflict it...
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