Students will explore the use of cool colors in Bouguereau's painting 'Childhood Idyll'; experiment with cool, warm, and complementary colors; and create a self-portrait using one of these color schemes. Students will learn the concepts of cool, warm, and complementary colors, core knowledge that will help them with all artistic lessons they may encounter in the future.
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Taking inspiration from the printed fabrics used in the Pratt Family Album Quilt, each student will create their own printing block and five prints. They will then swap prints with other students. After swapping prints, each student will assemble a quilt that is unique and personal.
Students will examine Remington's "The Cheyenne" and identify the challenges he faced in creating a horse that appears to be airborne. They will then work with a partner and go through a similar problem-solving process to create their own airborne sculpture.
Students will view and discuss Yellow Rain Jacket, paying particular attention to the artists choice of content and composition. They will learn about composition by creating a frame and choosing areas of an image that they wish to emphasize.
Students will take on a mystery, Sherlock Holmes style, to uncover the secrets, history, and deeper meanings of Moyo Ogundipe's painting Soliloquy: Life's Fragile Fictions.
Students will be able to: explain why Ogundipe used particular colors, patterns, and images for his painting; discuss what the snakes and birds symbolize in the picture; and express in their own words at least three reasons the different elements of the painting are a treasure.
Students will explore the statue of St. Ferdinand, King of Spain with an eye for detail. They will use the ideas and mock techniques from the statue to design a royal figure for themselves.
Students will be able to: identify descriptive attributes of a sculpture; relate to an artwork in a personal and meaningful way; identify a symbol that represents their 'royal identity'; and present an artwork to the class and explain its design.
Students will work with a gray value scale using light and shadows to create a dynamic composition. Students will examine and describe a work of art, focusing on the use of light and shadows in a monochromatic composition. They will practice problem-solving various ways to use these findings to create their own work of art in a gray value scale.
Students will be able to: mix values of gray from black to white; experiment with shadows and light; plan and create a dynamic composition; and demonstrate appropriate painting technique and craftsmanship.
Students will learn about the role and significance of the Death Cart during the Catholic tradition of Holy Week processions, then create a two-panel piece of art depicting a challenging situation and its positive resolution.
Students will be able to: describe the artistic characteristics of the Death Cart; explain the role and significance of the Death Cart during Holy Week processions; and create a two-panel piece of art depicting a challenging situation and its positive resolution.
This lesson invites students to learn and apply formal methods of visual arts analysis to investigate and understand Dan Namingha's Hopi Eagle Dancer They will then experiment with paints in an effort to get a sense of how the artist used different tools and thicknesses of paints to achieve varying effects in the painting.
Students will be able to: identify at least three different techniques/characteristics of the painting; discuss the impact of the artist's use of color in the painting; list and apply methods of formal visual analysis; and use trial-and-error methods to obtain different visual effects.
Mimicking Monet's love of gardening, students will create paintings and transform their classroom into a garden gallery, using 'The Water Lily Pond' for inspiration. By learning about Monet's passion for gardening and creating their own garden paintings, students will develop a greater appreciation for nature and learn a new artistic process.
Students will put on their 'detective hats' and use magnifying glasses to find evidence that supports attributing the paintings in the Molleno Altar Screen to one artist and one piece. They will work in small groups and present a case to share with the entire class. They will also explore what would need to be different for them to prove that the pieces do not belong together.
Students will be able to: describe what an altar screen is; state that Molleno painted the scenes for this particular altar screen; develop and support a theory or hypothesis using details and logic; and share what they think and have learned with other students and the teacher.
Students will analyze and compare the Japanese Lacquer Box to pencil boxes used in school. They will then explore why the lacquer box was deserving of such attention to detail by learning about the story represented on the box. They will then design their own boxes based on a different Japanese story, with careful attention to detail.
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