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Middle [6th-8th] Lesson Plan

The Face Of Art

Created on October 22, 2012 by jbucher

Eighth grade students did a research paper on a famous artist. They selected one painting from that artist and recreated it on a mask form.

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Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[5-8] Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas
[5-8] Students select media, techniques, and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[5-8] Students generalize about the effects of visual structures and functions and reflect upon these effects in their own work

Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[5-8] Students integrate visual, spatial, and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks
[5-8] Students use subjects, themes, and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values, and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artworks

Visual Arts Standard 4:
Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures

[5-8] Students analyze, describe, and demonstrate how factors of time and place (such as climate, resources, ideas, and technology) influence visual characteristics that give meaning and value to a work of art

Visual Arts Standard 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others

[5-8] Students compare multiple purposes for creating works of art

Visual Arts Standard 6:
Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines

[5-8] Students compare the characteristics of works in two or more art forms that share similar subject matter, historical periods, or cultural context

Pieter the Elder Bruegel, Mary Cassatt, Marc Chagall, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Paul Klee, Gustav Klimt, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Rousseau, Leonardo da Vinci, Grant Wood

Abstract Art, Abstract Expressionism, Contemporary Art, Cubism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Impressionism, Op Art, Pop Art, Post-Impressionism, Renaissance, Romanticism, Superrealism

Color/Value, Contrast, Emphasis, Form, Line, Proportion/Size, Rhythm/Pattern, Shape, Texture, Unity/Harmony, Variety

Collage, Mixed Media, Painting, Paper Mache, Pencil, Sculpture, Watercolor

History/Social Studies

  • jennteal 08/29/2014 at 06:43am
    Seems like the kids would really like this. Anytime they get to create on something besides paper they seem more hyped.