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Dick Blick Art Materials

“Decalcomania” Glue Paint Symmetry Prints

For Teachers K - 12th
Who knew you could paint with glue? After first adding liquid water color paints to bottles of white Elmer's glue and applying them to paper, students of all ages are then challenged to use their imagination and creativity to draw in...
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Curated OER

Rhythm and Improv, Jazz and Poetry

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Connect the ideas of jazz improvisation and art to writing poetry. Learners collaborate and write different lines of poetry, imitating the jazz styles of improvisation and freewriting. Take a close look at the poems "Tenebrae" by Yusef...
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Sargent Art

Improvisation: Dada and Surrealism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Images of works by Salvador Dali, Luis Bunuel, and Man Ray launch a study of Dada and Surrealism. After critiquing works by these and other artists, class members gather their own images and arrange them into a cohesive composition.
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Pace University

Surrealism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce studio artists to the elements and principles of surrealism with a instructional activity that includes models of the works of famous surrealists. Class members then select a project from a menu and create their own film, poem,...
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Duluth-Superior Area Educational Television Corporation

Marc Chagall / Magic Realism

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Surrealistic painters like Marc Chagall and Wendy Rouse show viewers an expansive world in a small area. Young artists have a opportunity to create their own surrealistic paintings in response to a study of works by Chagall and Rouse.
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Museum of Modern Art

Modern Art and Ideas

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The Museum of Modern Art provides this educators' guide to Dada and Surrealism. Featuring the works of such artists as Jean Arp, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, and Meret Oppenheim among others, the guide is ideal for art history and...
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Curated OER

Short Poems Are Scary!

For Teachers K - 5th
What do all those chairs and pencils do in the classroom once everyone leaves? Allow imaginations to run wild with frighteningly short poems!
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Curated OER

Lesson: Double Album: Sentence as Thought

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The cut-up technique invented by surrealist artist Tristan Tzara is the focus for today. Young artists examine the technique and analyze its use in relation to expressing and viewing the world. They then use a newspaper to create a...
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Curated OER

Lesson: After Nature: Visions and Visionaries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Build visual literacy, discussion, and critical thinking skills with an innovative art lesson. Young analysts discuss the use of decalcomania, surrealism, and automatism in various contemporary pieces, discuss constructed truth, and...
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PPT
Curated OER

Early Modern Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Whether you are teaching an art class or world history class, this presentation will appeal to viewers' creative minds and receptive eyes. With brief explanations on Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism, Dada, and Bauhaus as representations...
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Mrs. Lindberg

Paul Klee - Swiss Artist

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Bring the art of Paul Klee, the famous Swiss artist, into your classroom. Ten of Klee's most-famous works are featured throughout the presentation. Learners will be able to analyze the composition, line, color choice, and his modern take...
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Curated OER

Surrealist Games

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars engage in a game of Exquisite Corpse. By looking at a painting by Ren?? Magritte and creating their own Surrealist "room," students further explore the Surrealist idea of placing common objects in unusual locations.
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Curated OER

The Surreal Deal

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the art-historical contexts used by Salvador Dali and identify examples of them. They explore surrealism by playing the game Exquisite Corpse, automatic writing or drawing, and dream illustration. They tour the Dali Museum.
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Curated OER

Daydreaming with Marc Chagall

For Teachers K - 6th
Explore the concepts of surrealism and cubism that Marc Chagall portrayed in his art. Your elementary artists will read articles about the artist and practice the methods used in surrealism and cubism.
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Curated OER

Wide Awake Dreaming

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine and discuss works of art by Juan Miro and other surrealist artists. They discuss paintings of Juan Miro, create a drawing of a dream-like creature, and write a description of their creature.
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Curated OER

Escape from Reality: Miro and Surrealism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the artwork of Joan Miro. In this art appreciation lesson plan, students research the life and work of Miro as a surreal artist. Students create their own surreal art as they follow Miro's techniques.
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Curated OER

Dali & Desnos

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore surreal art and poetry. In this visual arts lesson, students examine works by André Breton, Robert Desnos, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miro. Students then apply the techniques in the works they analyze to their own poetry.
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Curated OER

Beginning with Bosch

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore surrealism through the artwork of Hieronymus Bosch. In this surrealism lesson, students understand the characteristics of the art of Bosch and create an original artwork and poem to go with it.
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Curated OER

Beginning with Bosch

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students become familiar with surrealism through the artwork of Hieronymus Bosch. In this Bosch instructional activity, students explore symmetry and surrealism. Students create step by drawings on the computer in the style of Hieronymus...
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Curated OER

The Surreal World

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the concept of Surrealism and how it can be expressed in various art forms. They next create a Surrealist collage, and engage in a Surrealist process to invent a title for their work. They critique a class...
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Curated OER

Alice In Wonderland

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast surrealist paintings to Alice in Wonderland.  In this literature lesson, students examine surrealism paintings and apply those principles to Alice in Wonderland.  They explore how the artists and author use...
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Curated OER

Stephen Crane - Surrealism and the Antihero

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students analyze the work of Stephen Crane as a lesson plan on surrealism and an antihero. In this surrealism lesson plan, students complete discuss activities for the topic. Students then analyze Crane's poetry, his use of surrealism,...
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Curated OER

Bringing Surrealism into the Digital Realm

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students write a three page article on two famous surrealist artist of their times. Then, they compare and contrast their similarities and document in the article website references used on footnotes. Students also use pre-existing...
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Curated OER

The Dream Getaway

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils observe images of amazing places, either real, or imagined by Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali, and Ansel Adams. They think about a time when they wanted to escape and where they wanted to go. They draw their getaway and then...