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: Literary Graffiti with poetry
Students will read and analyze a poem by creating Literary Graffiti in cooperative learning groups.
Title: A Closer Look at Value: Self-Portraits
This lesson will introduce students to the basic editing tools of Photoshop, which will be used in preparation for a large graphite self-portrait drawing. The students will learn about value and proportion and will employ the grid drawing technique in order to enlarge and reproduce an image of themselves.
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: Altering Reality
Students will take digital photos. Photos will be printed on a toner-based basic black and white laser printer. Students will take images and alter them to create a new and exciting visual experience.
Standard(s): [AED] VA2 (7-12) 2: Produce works of art using a variety of techniques.
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: The Roaring Twenties
This activity involves comparing turn of the century music with the music from the Jazz Age. Students will listen to musical selections and analyze how the change in the music reflects the change in cultural attitudes. They will also work in groups to create their own radio shows.
Standard(s): [SS2010] US11 (11) 5: Evaluate the impact of social changes and the influence of key figures in the United States from World War I through the 1920s, including Prohibition, the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, the Scopes Trial, limits on immigration, Ku Klux Klan activities, the Red Scare, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Migration, the Jazz Age, Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Sanger, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, W. C. Handy, and Zelda Fitzgerald. (Alabama) [A.1.a., A.1.b., A.1.d., A.1.f., A.1.i., A.1.j., A.1.k.]
Title: Digital Alphabet
In this technology-based visual arts lesson, students find letters of the alphabet in objects made from nature. For example: veins of a leaf to make the "v," a fallen tree in front of another to make the letter "x," ground erosion to make the letter "y". Through digital photography and basic computer skills students create their own digital "natural" alphabet.
Standard(s): [AED] VA1 (7-12) 9: Compare works of art with functional and natural objects, aesthetic components, and formal qualities.
Title: The Making of an Art Scavenger Hunt: Artists and their Styles
In this lesson students will become familiar with the Internet, artists, and a major art movement by creating an online art scavenger hunt for classmates to explore.
Standard(s): [AED] VA1 (7-12) 10: Utilize specialized terminology from art history, aesthetics, criticism, and production in discussions of works of art.
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]