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Dada, Surrealism, and Symbolism: Crash Course Theater #37

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Video 37 in the Crash Course Drama and Theater playlist discusses surrealism, as well as symbolism and dadaism in the world of theater. Playwrights the narrator discusses include Maurice Maeterlinck, Paul Fort, Lugne Poe, and Andre...
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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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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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“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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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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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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Postwar Attitudes and Art

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Sneak a peek at the art, literature, and culture of America in the 1920's. Realism, cubism, expressionism, dadaism, and surrealism are covered with vivid examples. Use the presentation as you discuss post WWI America with your class. 
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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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The Surreal World

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars 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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Escape from Reality: Miro and Surrealism

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

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce studio artists to the elements and principles of surrealism with a lesson that includes models of the works of famous surrealists. Class members then select a project from a menu and create their own film, poem, or...
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Dali & Desnos: Surrealism in Poetry and Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the surrealism movement and its primary artists. Language is also analyzed, and students will create their own original poem utilizing surrealistic techniques.
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So, So Surreal Self-Portraits

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students take virtual trip back in time to 1924 when a Dada manifesto sparked the Surrealist movement in Europe and the United States. They explore about the history of Surrealism and visit online galleries of notable artists of the past...
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Alice In Wonderland

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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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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Stephen Crane - Surrealism and the Antihero

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

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students are introduced to the concept of surrealism in art. Using that information, they create their own surreal composition landscape. They explore the ideas of dreams and the subconscious by creating a collage. They review 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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Get Surreal

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners analyze and write text for audio guides about particular pieces of art from the Surrealism movement.
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Beginning with Bosch

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students become familiar with surrealism through the artwork of Hieronymus Bosch. In this Bosch lesson plan, students explore symmetry and surrealism. Students create step by drawings on the computer in the style of Hieronymus Bosch....
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Dali & Desnos

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore surreal art and poetry. For 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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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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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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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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