Ambitious Women Artists at Work

Ambition is the keyword of a lesson that focuses on the contributions made by famous female artists. Specifically looking at European artists, Luisa Roldan and Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, scholars examine a piece of their work then compare and contrast them using a Venn diagram. Following a thorough discussion, learners research an artist of their choice and write a one-page report using at least two informative resources. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct the lesson during Women's History Month—March 1st through the 31st 
  • Create a bulletin board that showcases several famous female artists, include their picture, works of art, and quick details in bullet-point form 
  • Plan the lesson alongside the school's art teacher, work together to team-teach and connect art and writing instruction 
Classroom Considerations
  • If you decide to print images of artwork, do it in color for best results 
  • The lesson takes two to four periods to complete 
  • Worksheets can be completed individually or in a small group
  • Encourages positive character traits—courage and perseverance
  • Boosts listening and speaking skills 
  • Lesson plan steps are written clearly 
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