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Analyzing Paintings about Architecture

Analyzing Paintings about Architecture

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Students will be able to identify architectural elements in paintings; compare different ...

Students will be able to identify architectural elements in paintings; compare different vantage points in paintings; discuss methods of representing a three-dimensional building in a two-dimensional painting; and write an essay exploring the use of spaces or perspective in a painting.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Author:
J. Paul Getty Museum Education Staff
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Art and Ancient Tradition of Storytelling (Advanced Level)

The Art and Ancient Tradition of Storytelling (Advanced Level)

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Students will analyze scenes from the Trojan War that are visually depicted ...

Students will analyze scenes from the Trojan War that are visually depicted in an ancient object and an 18th-century painting, especially the details depicted in the foreground, middle ground, and background.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Author:
J. Paul Getty Museum Education Staff
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Before, During, and After 'The Musicians' Brawl'

Before, During, and After 'The Musicians' Brawl'

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Students will be able to write a one-paragraph description of a painting ...

Students will be able to write a one-paragraph description of a painting based on their own observations; speculate about what happened before and after a scene depicted in a painting; write narratives using past tense and future tense; and write idioms about characters depicted in a painting.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Author:
J. Paul Getty Museum Education Staff
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Breaking the Chains, Rising Out of Circumstances

Breaking the Chains, Rising Out of Circumstances

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Students will be able to discuss a photograph and write a descriptive ...

Students will be able to discuss a photograph and write a descriptive narrative using sensory details; identify the events leading up to the Emancipation Proclamation and speculate what life was like for newly freed slaves in 19th-century America; write journal entries from the perspective of a freed slave in the 19th century; and create a print using scratch foam.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Author:
J. Paul Getty Museum Education Staff
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Capturing Light: The Science of Photography (Advanced Level)

Capturing Light: The Science of Photography (Advanced Level)

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Students will create and use pinhole cameras to understand how artists use ...

Students will create and use pinhole cameras to understand how artists use and manipulate light to capture images in photographs. They shoot and develop photographs made with pinhole cameras. They compare and contrast a nineteenth-century image, photographs taken with a pinhole camera, and pictures created with a digital camera or camera phone.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Author:
J. Paul Getty Museum Education Staff
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Capturing Light: The Science of Photography (Beginning Level)

Capturing Light: The Science of Photography (Beginning Level)

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Students will create pinhole cameras to understand that light travels in a ...

Students will create pinhole cameras to understand that light travels in a straight path. They describe the lines and shapes in a nineteenth-century photograph of a building and then use their pinhole cameras to trace the architecture of their school building.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Author:
J. Paul Getty Museum Education Staff
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Capturing Light: The Science of Photography (Intermediate Level)

Capturing Light: The Science of Photography (Intermediate Level)

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Students will create pinhole cameras to learn how artists manipulate light to ...

Students will create pinhole cameras to learn how artists manipulate light to make photographs. They describe and analyze a nineteenth-century photograph and use their cameras to capture the architecture of their school or other buildings.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Author:
J. Paul Getty Museum Education Staff
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Ceramics: A Vessel into History-Lesson 1

Ceramics: A Vessel into History-Lesson 1

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This is the first lesson in a sequential unit. Students view ceramic ...

This is the first lesson in a sequential unit. Students view ceramic vessels from different time periods and cultures, and discuss their meanings, functions, and original contexts. They develop criteria for value and meaning of these objects, and create a timeline to situate the objects in history.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Author:
J. Paul Getty Museum Education Staff
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Ceramics: A Vessel into History-Lesson 2

Ceramics: A Vessel into History-Lesson 2

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This lesson is part of a sequential unit. Students are tested on ...

This lesson is part of a sequential unit. Students are tested on what they learned about the history of ceramic forms in "Ceramics: A Vessel into History—Lesson 1." They start work on a personal clay vessel that has a specific use or meaning in their contemporary culture, which could be discerned through study by future archeologists and art historians.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Author:
J. Paul Getty Museum Education Staff
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Ceramics: A Vessel into History-Lesson 3

Ceramics: A Vessel into History-Lesson 3

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This lesson is part of a sequential unit. Students begin work on ...

This lesson is part of a sequential unit. Students begin work on a ceramic vessel, which they designed in "Ceramics: A Vessel into History—Lesson 2." They discuss their artistic choices and identify elements derived from historical examples while considering how artists appropriate ideas from earlier artists.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Author:
J. Paul Getty Museum Education Staff
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Ceramics: A Vessel into History-Lesson 4

Ceramics: A Vessel into History-Lesson 4

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This lesson is part of a sequential unit. Students hold a critique ...

This lesson is part of a sequential unit. Students hold a critique session to evaluate the work of their peers using the criteria for value and meaning they developed in "Ceramics: A Vessel into History—Lesson 1."

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Author:
J. Paul Getty Museum Education Staff
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Cyrus Cylinder: Classroom Guides

The Cyrus Cylinder: Classroom Guides

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The Cyrus Cylinder, a proclamation by the Persian king Cyrus the Great, ...

The Cyrus Cylinder, a proclamation by the Persian king Cyrus the Great, gives rare historical insight into ancient Persian culture. These guides can be used to explore the Cyrus Cylinder and related objects in the Getty Villa's collection to learn about Persian culture and Persian interactions with the Greeks. Each guide contains information for teachers as well activities for students that can be carried out in the classroom. Resources include:

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Depicting Women and Class in a Global Society

Depicting Women and Class in a Global Society

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Students will analyze how a portrait reflects the events and trends of ...

Students will analyze how a portrait reflects the events and trends of its time and then create a portrait of a public female figure today. Students will be able to research the effects of European expansionism and colonialism on different groups of people during the Age of Exploration; discuss the notion of "exoticism" as it relates to a 19th-century painting, the burgeoning of stereotypes, and modern-day stereotyping in the media; and create a portrait of a female public figure from a different culture.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Author:
J. Paul Getty Museum Education Staff
Date Added:
02/26/2019
A Design for a Fireplace: Extreme Home Makeover

A Design for a Fireplace: Extreme Home Makeover

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Students will be able to discuss and analyze the sculpture Sketch for ...

Students will be able to discuss and analyze the sculpture Sketch for a Fireplace Overmantel by Francesco Antonio Franzoni; consider current styles of home interiors; create studies in 2-D and 3-D for a decorative overmantel for the celebrity patron of their choice; research and read about the life and style of an arts patron and create a design for an overmantel that reflects the patron's life; and articulate in writing the processes they followed to create their overmantels.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Author:
J. Paul Getty Museum Education Staff
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Documentary Photography: Civil Rights Through Image and Text

Documentary Photography: Civil Rights Through Image and Text

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Students will be able to discuss depictions of the civil rights movement; ...

Students will be able to discuss depictions of the civil rights movement; analyze the effectiveness of juxtaposing image and text; create an image that addresses a social, economic, or political problem in their community; and write accompanying text to an image that addresses a social, economic, or political problem in their community.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Author:
Deborah Monroe
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Documentary Photography: Photography and Choreography

Documentary Photography: Photography and Choreography

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Students will be able to respond in written and/or visual form to ...

Students will be able to respond in written and/or visual form to photographic stimuli; create a movement theme (phrase) based on elements perceived in a photograph; and choreograph a solo composition based on chosen photographic stimulus.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Author:
Jocelyn Lofton
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Exploring Photographs, Lesson 1: Methods of Visual Analysis

Exploring Photographs, Lesson 1: Methods of Visual Analysis

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This curriculum is intended to provide students and teachers with the tools ...

This curriculum is intended to provide students and teachers with the tools to analyze photography. Each lesson is easily adaptable to enhance learning on any theme, topic, or historical period that is expressed by, or documented in, photographs. The lessons in this curriculum are intended to be used sequentially. Students will learn the basic tools for analyzing images using description, reflection, and formal analysis.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Author:
J. Paul Getty Museum Education Staff
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Exploring Photographs, Lesson 2: A Closer Look--Analysis in the Museum

Exploring Photographs, Lesson 2: A Closer Look--Analysis in the Museum

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This lesson contains three activities. Each activity uses a different object to ...

This lesson contains three activities. Each activity uses a different object to explore one method of analysis and emphasize concentrated looking. When using non-photographic images, emphasize that the tools students are learning can be used to analyze any work of art from any time period, including photographs. This activity is an engaging way to help students create rich, descriptive sentences. Learning to write these sentences will be helpful when students create their own artist's statements in later lessons.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Author:
J. Paul Getty Museum Education Staff
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Exploring Photographs, Lesson 3: Writing the Artist's Statement

Exploring Photographs, Lesson 3: Writing the Artist's Statement

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Students will read an artist's statement by Dorothea Lange and write an ...

Students will read an artist's statement by Dorothea Lange and write an artist's statement based on their own photographs. Students will examine the relationship between photography and the artist's statement; look closely at their own works of art; and use the methods of description, reflection, and formal analysis to write their own artist's statements.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Author:
J. Paul Getty Museum Education Staff
Date Added:
02/26/2019