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47 resources with the keyterm abstract art

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Lesson: Younger Than Jesus: Understanding, Looking at, Making Abstract Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Before the class makes abstract art, they see contemporary examples and analyze them. They look at art made by abstract artists under the age of 33 then use similar techniques to create an interesting collection of their own. The...
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Lesson: Mathias Poledna: Crystal Palace

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Film analysis takes critical thinking, connections, and context. Upper graders look at the film installation, Crystal Palace in terms of the film makers choices, presentation, and perspective of truth. After an analytical discussion of...
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Blue Water: Telling a Story or Baffling?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Some art can be difficult to interpret. Critical thinkers analyze the forms, techniques, purpose, and meaning found in the abstract piece, Blue Water. They engage in small group discussions in order to form a hypothesis as to the nature...
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Lesson: Painting The Unknown

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Finally an art lesson that incorporates the act of creating art. After analyzing the abstract emotionally driven piece, Blue Mysteries Near the Sun, No. 4, learners discuss feelings related to an anticipated event or to the unknown. They...
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The Art of Furniture: Decorations Inspired by Nature

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
What inspires furniture designers? As learners of all ages view examples of woodworking used in French and American furniture, they discuss woodworkers' techniques and inspirations. They identify techniques such as veneering and...
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Pastel Drawing like Vincent Van Gogh

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners discuss the elements of art and design found in a series of flower paintings by Vincent Van Gogh. They explore art, shading, and color as they create mirrored representations of the master's art, using oil pastel. 
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Frida Kahlo: Tortured Soul

For Teachers 11th - 12th
A comprehensive and straightforward tool can help your critical thinkers analyze art. This presentation teaches your young artists to look at a piece of work critically, analyzing the artist, the period, the symbolism, and the artistic...
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Arbitrary Arrangements: Daniel Sprick's Release Your Plans

For Teachers K - 5th
Students investigate abstract artists as storytellers.  In this art analysis lesson, students observe the small details in the painting called "Release Your Plans" by Daniel Sprick.  Students collaborate in groups to create their own...
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Shapes & Angles

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students identify the basic elements of abstract art and all art. They explore the work of Wassily Kandinsky and recognize his Modern style. Afterwards, they imitate the methods of Abstract artists to create their own art.
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The Art of Abstraction

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students complete activities to learn about abstract art. In this abstract art instructional activity, students define related vocabulary and complete an abstract art drawing using a familiar picture from their lives. Students may watch...
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Dada and Neue Sachlichkeit

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
After the abstractists and the Cubists of the early 20th century left their mark, the Dada and Neue-Sachlichkeit movements began. Examine the interesting world of these movements and have your class consider their impact on current...
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Free Form Sculpture

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore abstract and non-representational art forms through research and artistic expression. They research a free form artist, their work, and abstract sculpture. They then work with pantyhose, chicken wire, plaster, and...
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Life size figures - Moveable Murals

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers create life-size human figures and decorate them in a collage style with torn colored pieces of pictures from magazines. They display them around the school, creating life-size murals.
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Piet Mondrian- color, shape, abstract art

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine abstract art. In this abstract art lesson, students define abstract art and view examples of abstract art. Students examine the art of Piet Mondrian and his use of straight and angular lines and geometric shapes....
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Pablo Picasso Lessons

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore art history by creating their own abstract art pieces. In this Pablo Picasso lesson, students read assigned text discussing biographical information about the artist and examine several of his paintings. Middle...
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Mondrian Inspired Abstract Art

For Teachers K - 6th
Students explore the art of Piet Mondrian. In this abstract art lesson, students look at paintings by the Dutch painter and then follow the provided steps to create their own abstract art inspired by his works.
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Geometry in Art

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars recognize and measure geometric shapes within abstract art. They examine quilts for shapes and they each make their own quilt from squares using geometry and measurement.
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Doodle Animals

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the abstract form of drawing of Paul Klee. They create a drawing of an animal using contour line in the same style.
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Collaborative Collage - A Lesson in Creative Chaos

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students examine the works of abstract and collage artists. They explore alternate methods of paint application that reinforce the elements of rhythm and movement and create collages based on these principles.
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Sports Action Figure

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders identify art elements and design principles in art such as movement, unity, space and color planning.
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If I Had a Hammer

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students explore using a hammer.  In this hammering lesson, students hammer into a nkisi using a plastic hammer or mallet. Students discuss the artwork of Nkisi Nkondi from the Democratic Republic of Congo. 
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Marbling A La Haring

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Young scholars create a paper marbling painting based on the work done by Keith Haring. In this paper marbling lesson plan, students create abstract compositions and create a small mural with one another of their interlocking shapes.
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Linking Lines to Landscape

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students evaluate art to enhance their core knowledge of fiction, American folk heroes, and the water cycle. In this art lesson, students complete a unit of activities to use art to study various topics of literature, history, and...
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Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra, Movements 1 & 2 By Arnold Schoenberg

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students study composer, Arnold Schoenberg. They compare landscapes to soundscapes and study abstract art and abstract music. They answer questions and write about both in their journals. They identify abstract artist and composers...