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29 resources with the keyterm modern art

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Lesson: Proposal for a School Sculpture

For Teachers 1st - 6th
After discussing the artistic elements and design process needed to construct the modern sculpture, Lao Tzu, kids get logical. They consider the purposeful use of space in the sculpture, design a modern piece for a specific space at...
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Nouveau Réalisme

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Art is a form of expression that can be controversial, obtuse, and completely driven by the political and social times. Explore Nouveau Realism and Pop Art, which exemplify the nature of modern thought and expression. This visually rich...
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Art and Revolution

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Explore art and revolution that dawned in the mid 20th century. Constructivism, Bauhaus, and de stijl are all covered in this visually stimulating presentation. 
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When Art's a Craft

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What would it be like to restore modern works of art? By acting as modern art conservators, learners assess the first-hand difficulties faced in restoration efforts. In addition, they create modern art pieces from random materials. Then,...
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Lesson: Jazzy Stripes and Worlds

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Every artist creates in his own unique way drawing from a variety of inspirational sources. Upper graders work to expand their understanding of the creative process by first analyzing a modern piece and then creating one. They listen to...
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Lesson: Scaled Up

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Do you ever think about what it takes for an artist to create a larger-than-life sculpture? Kids examine the piece, Scottish Angus Cow and Calf as it relates to scale, scale conversion, and artistic craft. They then use scale conversions...
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Lesson: Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A great idea for a fun homework assignment! The class fully and critically analyzes Daniel Sprick's painting, Your Plans. They then generate questions to ask the artist as they attend a mock press conference. They pretend to ask the...
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Lesson: Mary Heilmann: To Be Someone

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Kids consider the pure abstraction and minimalism found in Mary Heilmann's work. They analyze several of her pieces through critical discussion and then think about her use of a song title as the title of her exhibit. Learners then use a...
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20th Century American Art

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
See the changes, controversy, and innovations that define postwar American art. The onset of the modern art era in American history is well-defined in this slide-show. You'll see how Abstract Expressionism shifted into conceptual, pop,...
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Humourous Head Planter Spike: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers K - 8th
What a great activity. Kids create humorous ceramic character (heads) spikes to enliven a planter. Modern art is full of expressive and exaggerated forms and your class gets to create them out of clay. This would be a lovely activity to...
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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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Artists Teach Us to See the World through Visual Symbols

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders analyze a biographical piece of art by Raymond Saunders. They identify shapes, symbols, and lines that are used, and how the piece relates to the artist's life and modern society. They design and create an original piece of...
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Mondrian

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students create a piece of modern art. In this modern art lesson, students explore balance and composition while creating art influenced by Piet Mondrian. Students create the composition in Microsoft Word.
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Modern Movements

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students analyze the art of Jacob Lawrence. In this art analysis instructional activity, students examine a art from Jacob Lawrence. In this art analysis instructional activity, students complete image based discussion activities and two...
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It's in the Cards

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discover how art auctions have become competitive after reading an article from The New York Times. Students voice their opinions about specific examples of modern art and create trading cards based on their research of...
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Landscape Confection: Pre-visit Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders explore the concepts of landscape art, man, nature and their inter-relationship. This is a critical thinking and analysis activity intended to prepare the class for an up coming trip to a local art museum. They analyze,...
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Pinwheel Modern Art Styles

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students explore artistic design by creating pin wheel models in class. In this modern art lesson plan, students examine historic art work of Van Gogh, O'Keeffe and Mondrian before emulating their work on construction paper. Students...
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Modern Art Lesson Plans

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the history and examples of Modern Art. In this Modern Art lesson, students read background information about Modern Art and a biography of Andy Warhol. Students complete a criticism and aesthetics, art creation...
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Ideal Performance

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students analyze the art of theatrical costumes and modern art designs. In this art analysis lesson plan, students compare two different designs for theatrical costumes by artists Oskar Schlemmer and El Lissitzky. Students complete image...
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Rise of the Modern City

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Young scholars investigate the industrial developments of the twentieth century and the development of urban environments. In this industrial art activity, students compare and contrast graphics and analyze industrial developments on...
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Joaquin Torres Garcia Art

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students analyze the art of Joaquin Torres Garcia in 'Composition.' In this art analysis lesson, students read about the artist's work and the artist. Students answer discussion and follow-up questions.
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Artists' Journeys

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Pupils analyze the influence of travel on modern artists and discuss unusual use of medium.  In this modern artists lesson, students discover works of Gauguin, Matisse, and Kandinsky. Pupils look at ways these artists were inspired by...
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I Dig Your Art, Man (or Woman)

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders write a thesis regarding a modern artist of their choice for a 15-20 multi-media presentation. In this lesson students create a Power Point, video, or some other visual representation studying an artist or modern artistic...
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Julio Larraz

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars complete a variety of activities related to the painting Luna by Julio Larraz. They analyze and discuss the painting, write about a personal connection to the work of art, and create a drawing using different shapes in the...