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
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.
There are 20 links on this page to A+ art lessons. Each lesson is integrated with social studies, language arts, math or science. This page provides thorough powerpoints with the lesson, appropriate questions and background information on each artist/time period.
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.
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.