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.
North Carolina Aligned Visual Arts
This is the PowerPoint associated with the lesson 8 Tribes, 1 State.
Students will study various Native American tribes through a variety of activities, from a Power Point led discussion, to a study of Native American art. The lesson culminates with students putting on a Native American Art Show about the 8 recognized tribes.
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.
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 explore some of the ways in which artistic expression has been used to promote awareness of AIDS, focusing specifically on the "SILENCE=DEATH" poster of the late 1980s. They then create their own designs to promote awareness of a social, political, or economic issue of importance to their age group and community.
- New York Times
- Annissa Hambouz and Javaid Khan
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In this lesson from The New York Times Learning Network, students explore some of the ways in which artistic expression has been used to promote awareness of AIDS, focusing specifically on the "SILENCE=DEATH" poster of the late 1980s. They then create their own designs to promote awareness of a social, political, or economic issue of importance to their age group and community.
This article is a supplement to the primary lesson from the New York Times lessons.
Students will discuss two examples of nontraditional artistsâ€™ work and consider how the technique and resulting image reflects the artistâ€™s time.
Students will interpret Allisonâ€™s Smithâ€™s Proclamation and discover how it connects to The Declaration of Independence. Students will create their own proclamations and demonstrate their ideas of what they would want to â€œfight forâ€ in todayâ€™s society.
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.
Students learn about American artist Charles Burchfield. Students capture information and sketches in a journal, then use these ideas to create an original watercolor.
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.
- Arts Education
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- Lesson Plan
- PIER - Programs in International Educational Resources
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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.