Title: Andy Warhol: Artist to the Masses
This lesson is intended to be a technology-based visual arts project. Parts of the lesson involving technology may be left out in the event certain programs are not available for use. It is a stand-alone lesson that can be extended on when discussing other Pop Artists, or as an introduction to new media types within the art classroom.
Standard(s): [AED] VA1 (7-12) 11: Describe historical themes, symbols, and styles associated with works of art from various cultures, times, and places, including major periods and movements.
Title: Screenprint & Poetry
Students will create a design based on a work of poetry. They will visually represent the concept of the poem or a critical portion of the poem in a screenprinted design.
Standard(s): [AED] VA3 (7-12) 8: Compare modes of artistic expression used in art and other academic disciplines.
Title: A Child's Dream
Students will be assigned a class book or given the option to select their favorite childhood tale. They will be asked to create an illustration using gouache and wood. The final result should be in the tone of the story and full of imagination.
Standard(s): [AED] VA2 (7-12) 1: Create works of art with a variety of visual relationships.
Title: Dancing Colors
Dancing Colors teaches students gesturing, drawing the illusion of motion, and color schemes. Students look at photos or life models and create a drawing of a dancer in motion. Students then add color to the the drawing based on a choosen color scheme.
Standard(s): [AED] VA1 (7-12) 4: Apply the elements of art and principles of design to the production of two- and three-dimensional artwork.
Title: Printing Your Own Money
Art teachers know how fun block printmaking is for students. Once you have your original block cut and ready to go, replicating your art work multiple times is fun and easy. Turn this beautiful art making technique into a classroom fundraiser this holiday season!
Standard(s): [AED] VA (0) 1: Use selected materials to produce works of art.
Title: STOP Motion Animation is a GO
STOP Motion Animation is a GO is a hands-on technology-based project that can be interdisciplinary connecting to science, math, history, literature, or another arts area depending on the theme selected by the instructor. Students create a moving visual story that can be a work of art, a teaching tool, or an entertaining analysis of material learned.
Standard(s): [AV] AV22 (9-12) 10: Apply technology in the production of films.
Title: Commercial ice cream is first sold in the U.S. in 1786.
After finding advertisements from the past, students evaluate them and discuss how ads have changed over the years. Students then create an advertisement for a new flavor of ice cream.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 17: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced. [RI.8.8]