Art in the Style of Lewis, Cassatt or O'Keefe
High schoolers produce a piece of artwork in the style of choice from the artists listed in the title of the instructional activity. This instructional activity is particularly appropriate after a field trip to an art museum.
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The Symbolism of Allegorical Art
Introduce learners to allegorical art with four bronze sculptures by Francesco Bertos. After modeling how to recognize bias and allegory in Bertos' Africa, class groups examine the other three sculptures in the series before creating...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Cassatt Mini-Webquest and Report
Enrich your class with this artistic and well-organized WebQuest about Mary Cassatt. Given a series of links about Cassatt's life and works, pupils complete online research and compile their results into a report. The activity provides...
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Art History Choice Board
Art History students are offered a menu of project choices designed especially for their learning style. Logical/mathematical learners research the Op Art period and create their own optical illusion. Interpersonal learners work in pairs...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Art of the Italian Renaissance
Where to begin? The art of the Italian Renaissance is such a rich topic, with new techniques, new styles, and an emphasis on new subject matter. Images created by the greats such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli are...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Art/Architecture - Andrea Palladio
The design principles of 16th Century Italian architect Andrea Palladio are the focus of an episode in the "Art/Architecture" School of Life playlist. The narrator points out how Palladio's belief that the purpose of architecture was to...
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Building Analysis Skills Through Art
Useful teaching strategies abound in this inspirational, informative video! Walk step by step through one teacher's two-part lesson in her special education/ELL class as they develop text analysis skills by first beginning with analyzing...
13 mins 6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How Ancient Art Influenced Modern Art
What do Picasso, Matisse, and Gauguin have in common? They are all considered modern artists, a movement that began over 150 years ago. And despite the label, their work was influenced by artists much, much, older. Check out this video...
5 mins 7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts