Students use Elizabeth's Catlett's Sharecropper for inspiration to create relief-print portraits. After a lecture/demo, students attempt a portrait painting of one of their peers.
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From Mud to Masterpiece: Individual Clay Mosaic Relief Murals Inspired by Rudy Autio's Public Murals
Students create clay mosaic relief murals as analysis of Abstract Expressionism. In this clay art lesson plan, students analyze the abstract expressionist art of Rudy Autio and create their own clay mural using fire clay and glazes....
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Retratos: 2000 Years of Latin American Portraits
Students explore Latin American art. In this bi-lingual art history lesson, students view a vast collection of Latin American artwork to better conceptualize the depth and contributions Latin American artist have had throughout history....
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Politics and Portraiture
Students examine the art of artists who use portrait drawing to make a political statement. In this art analysis lesson, students discuss the elements of a portrait and view the portraits as political expressions. Students complete image...
11th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
References to Antiquity in Visual Arts (1848 - 1914)
Examine the Latin and Greek language and civilization during the 19th century by exploring the mediums available then. Students examine scenes related to Greek and Roman literature and compare and contrast them.
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Breaking the Chains, Rising Out of Circumstances
Middle schoolers research slavery in ancient Rome and compare and contrast it to slavery in the United States. In this slavery activity, students investigate the differences of slavery in different parts of the country, write a paper to...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts