Lessons for Artists

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  • Seeing Is Believing... Or Is It? - … video to the segment where the artist is walking into the studio. SAY, “How do artists give the illusion that something is … distance? Wait for student responses. RESUME video. PAUSE when the artist says, “an illusion of distance.” FAST FORWARD to LeVar in … add details and color to their shape. Have a local artist come to visit the school bringing examples of art incorporating … a field trip to a local art museum. Look for artistic examples of optical illusions. Science Discuss how animals use camouflage …
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  • You Have Egg on Your Face - … proportioned. • Students will explore ways artists use mathematics to make art. • Students will understand why artists use themselves as subject matter. • Students … air-tight container. Studio 1. Brainstorm with class the reasons artists create portraits. Show them examples of abstract and realistic self-portraits. Discuss why some artists developed a realistic style for portraits while others favored abstraction …
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  • Classroom Capers: Creating a Magazine - … be like if there were no doctors, police officers, teachers, artists, or writers. Catholic learners need to realize that it is … one of the following jobs: writer, reporter, editor, photographer, graphic artist.) An example of student responses might include some of the … to create a new imaginary character. A collage is an artistic composition consisting of flat materials painted on a picture surface …
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  • The Easter Story Read It! Write It! Hear It! - … how it relates to their present lives. To inspire their artistic talents, return to the collection of Easter story books and … Native legend through colour, shape, and line); – explain how the artist has used the elements of design to communicate feelings and convey ideas (e.g., show that the artist has placed certain objects in the foreground of a picture … of subject matter, colours, location for display); – explain how the artist has used the elements of design to communicate feelings and …
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  • Pop Portraits - … of popular culture entered the realm of fine art. Pop artists used all aspects of American consumer culture as the subject … .) Why are portraits important to us? Why do you think artists have painted portraits through out the ages? How many times … did you choose certain colors and compositional elements? Were your artistic decisions influenced by contemporary trends? Explain how. (Students should explain …
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  • Visual Arts: Art in Public Places - … images of persons or animals. Sculptures are created by different artistic techniques: carved, chiseled, modeled, cast, or constructed. They can be … : subtraction, substitution, addition, and manipulation. Most people are familiar with artists using traditional materials to paint and sculpt with, such as … , and clay. However, many contemporary artists have been known to use unconventional art materials. Some artists use everyday objects like toothpicks, pencils …
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  • Causes of the American Revolution - … convey? What do the symbols represent? What techniques has the artist used and why? (exaggeration, caricatures, humor, sarcasm, etc.) If you … or Die, ensure students leave with the understanding that the artist was Patriot Benjamin Franklin and refers to the Albany Plan … convey? What do the symbols represent? What techniques has the artist used and why? (exaggeration, caricatures, humor, sarcasm, etc.) NC Civic …
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  • Durham's Hayti Community - Urban Renewal or Urban Removal? - … to each student/set of students and instruct them to artistically represent their topic on their paper. Explain that all of … you think or learn about the community based on this artistic rendering? Is our mural missing anything? Explain. Why is it … mural as one that thoroughly involved the whole neighborhood, both artistically and thematically. It was a very big wall surrounded by … the simple decoration of a building. In the muralist tradition, artists have decorated public spaces for centuries in the hopes of …
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  • Exploring the American Dream with A Raisin in the Sun - … . His life and work were enormously important in shaping the artistic contributions of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Unlike other … are welcome to use words and phrases, as well as artistic sketches and symbols. NC Civic Education Consortium Visit our Database … design? 17. After spending approximately 2 minutes offering feedback, the artist should share his/her reasoning behind his design (this should …
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  • Industrial Revolution - Create a Living Museum - … art walk. As a group, walk with all of the artists to each sculpted human art and discuss: NC Civic Education … message regarding the Industrial Revolution do you think the sculpting artist is trying to convey? 6. Once students have discussed the piece, ask for the artist to share his/her title and speak to the message … , sharecropping in NC, etc.) 8. Again, once finished tour the artists around to view all of the sculptures and discuss each …
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