This article contains a collection of beautiful sketchbook pages to help students studying a range of high school Art qualifications, including GCSE, A Level and IB Visual Art. The collection includes sketchbooks completed by students as well as artist sketchbooks. Pages have been selected to demonstrate different sketchbook presentation techniques as well as to indicate the variety of layout styles possible. Descriptions underneath each image provide tips and guidance, outlining the successful aspects of each page.
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The artist depicts contemporary versions of Abraham and Isaac in an allegory for the May 4, 1970, tragedy at Kent State University. A poignant visualization of humankind's struggle between ideology and paternal love, it mirrors the conflict that led to the death of four students at the hands of the Ohio National Guard. Though Abraham looks poised to strike his son, the artist emphasized that Genesis 22 ends without tragedy, as Isaac is spared.
Students will consider the choices artists make when creating works of art that include people. They will consider style, medium, background, color, technique, and composition; compare images of women as represented by different artists; learn about where artists get their sources and inspiration.
In this lesson, students observe and discuss realistic and abstract portraits, and compare and contrast the differences. Students will then create a whimsical, abstract self-portrait in the style of Cubist artist, Pablo Picasso.
Students will consider the ways that artists respond to political and social events and ideas; think about sources of inspiration; learn about symbols and think about what they represent.
Students will consider the choices artists make with regard to painting, focusing on color, shape, composition, proportion, balance, style, and scale; learn how to discuss and compare nonrepresentational works of art; think about their relationship as a viewer to works of art and will consider how an abstract work can evoke a sense of atmosphere or place.
Students will consider the choices artists make with regard to painting. They will focus on line, material, scale, and the artistic process; learn how to discuss, compare, and think critically about nonrepresentational, or abstract, paintings; think about the use of line in painting.
Students will consider how and why artists use everyday objects as subject matter; consider the choices artists make when creating works of art, exploring subject matter and sources of inspiration, medium, and style; make connections between consumer culture and art; learn about the technique of screen-printing.
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Recreations of historical rooms offer a glimpse into the lives of five American families. This "5 Facts" resource shows an image of each room, a map of its U.S. location and more. Students will learn about these societies by examining period rooms. Related activities and lesson suggestions included.
In this lesson, students will select one piece of Islamic art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art website and complete an art analysis worksheet. Students will be able to recognize characteristics of Islamic art, compare them to non-Islamic art, and explain why Islamic art often looks different from non-Islamic art.
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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.
Students will learn about ancient art and civilizations including ancient Rome, Greece, China, Egypt, other various regions of Africa, Native North America, Polynesia, and Native Central/South America. In groups, the students will research one of the cultures, create a google presentation, and then present their culture to the class. During the research and presentation process, students will be working on Chromebooks in the classroom. One major resource that the students will use is Khan Academy. Students will also apply their knowledge of ancient art to create a clay project inspired by a civilization of their choice.