Students will listen to Antonio Vivaldi's Autumn and identify the instruments, tempo, and dynamics heard. They will identify the emotions, colors, and visual imagery. They will sketch and paint fall leaves. They will discuss why leaves change colors.
Students will analyze Untitled (Medici Prince) by Joseph Cornell. They will build a box using found objects and various art supplies.
Students will analyze works by Monet, Matisse, and Kandinsky. They will discuss primary, secondary, complementary, cool, and warm colors. Students will complete a painting and a worksheet about colors.
Students will be introduced to one of the basic elements of art—line—by analyzing types of lines used in various works of art to help students understand how artists use line to convey movement and mood. They will then create an abstract line art piece based on an activity they enjoy doing or watching.
Students will be introduced to one of the basic elements of art—shape—by analyzing the types of shapes used in various works of art to differentiate between geometric and natural shapes. They will then create their own cut paper collage based on a theme they select.
Students will analyze the painting style of Horace Pippin. They will analyze the painting, School Studies. Then, they will create a painting of a room in their house based on Pippin's "secret number."