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44 reviewed resources for abstract expressionism

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Research, Production, and Presentation of Abstract and Pop Art

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars analyze Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. They view and discuss artworks by Warhol, Lichenstein, Pollack, and Kandinsky, research a specific artist, and create an art piece in the style of their chosen artist.
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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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Splat! Boom! Pow! the Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers relate abstract expressionism and cultural influences on 1960's art. They use images appropriated from comic books to create a painting in the abstract expressionist style by changing the scale of the comic and reducing...
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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 lesson...
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The New York School: Action and Abstraction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the influences and similarities between the New York School poets and Abstract Expressionist artists. They analyze paintings and poems, and write original poetry.
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Lesson: Lisa Signal: Altering Perspectives

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Kids make big artistic gestures, just like the abstract artist, Lisa Signal. They use her work as inspiration for making simplistic, abstract, statements in an artistic way. They analyze her work, then walk through an unfamiliar...
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Fritz Scholder: A Study Guide

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
In this engaging activity involving close analysis of abstract expressionist art, your class members will not only discover more about artist Friz Scholder's Native American art, but they will also have the opportunity to consider...
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Making the Abstract Abstract

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students expand their area of abstraction and abstract expressionism. They utilize a new approach to creating original abstract works of art. Students participate in peer critique and self-assessment, demonstrating a working knowledge...
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An American President in American Art

For Teachers 6th
Learners discuss the life and death of both Elaine De Kooning and the president she painted, John Kennedy. They learn how Kooning chose to describe President Kennedy through abstract expressionism and why her choice of color and shape...
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From Mud to Masterpiece: Individual Clay Mosaic Relief Murals Inspired by Rudy Autio's Public Murals

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students create clay mosaic relief murals as analysis of Abstract Expressionism. In this clay art instructional activity, students analyze the abstract expressionist art of Rudy Autio and create their own clay mural using fire clay and...
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Research, Production, and Presentation of Abstract and Pop Art

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars are introduced to Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art using both print materials, Take 5 Art prints and the Illusion4 Palm OS program. They complete a research and art production project that focuses on one artist from the...
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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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Chapter 28: Red Flags and Velvet Revolutions: The End of the Cold War, 1960-1990

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Set your historians up for testing success using this interactive flashcard tool. It is one of many learning strategies offered in this thorough online resource. Although designed for use with a text, the site is valuable independently....
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Art/Architecture - Cy Twombly

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
"What does this work feel like?" Ah, that according to the narrator of The School of Life episode is the question viewers should ask themselves when observing Twombly's paintings and other works of abstract art.
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Helen Frankenthaler Biography

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the abstract art of Helen Frankenthaler. In this art analysis activity, students complete a criticism of the aesthetics of the art, analyze the color use in the art, and research the history of abstract art.
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ABSTRACT EX[RESSIONISM DE KOONING STYLE

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view and discuss the work of Elaine de Kooning and then the students create a painting in the Abstract Expressionist style.
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Art: 1950s Art

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars explore art of the 1950s. In this art history lesson, students examine works by Kofman, Groky, deKooning, Indiana, Hamilson, and Warhol as they identify the attributes of Abstract Impressionism and pop art. Young scholars...
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How Many Leaves on a Tree? (Version 2)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A second attack at figuring out the number of leaves on a tree, this activity makes both an excellent follow-up to version 1 and a stand-alone activity. Learners practice setting parameters and deciding acceptable estimate precision, and...
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Could Anyone Make a Jackson Pollock Painting?

For Students 7th - 12th
Is abstract expressionism art? Or could your cat have created such works? The paintings of Jackson Pollock are used to answer these questions.
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Rhythm and Art: Elements of Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discover the three elements of art. In this visual arts instructional activity, students examine line, shape, and color of works by Torres-Garcia and Picasso. High schoolers then identify the elements of art in works by...
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2oth-Century Painters: Master of Color

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners describe how the work of the artists reflected the their lives and times, and how they inspired new artistic movements. They compare and contrast the works of the two artists at different periods in their lives. Students view a...
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Art in Nazi Germany When Art and Politics Didn't Agree

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Five lessons display the art created by Germans under the Weimar Republic. The focus of these lessons is to help learners understand the role of art in politics, government censorship, and Nazi tactics. Web links are included.
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Warhol Reductive Printmaking

For Teachers K - 6th
Begin your elementary art lesson with an informative look into Andy Warhol's reductive printmaking. Gain insight into the artist's background, importance in the art world, and create an original design using reductive styrofoam...
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Jackson Pollock- Mini Biography

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock is the subject of a short, mini-biography that looks at his work, other artists who influenced him, and his legacy.

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