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Fantastical Beasts

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Title:

Fantastical Beasts

URL:

http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/arts_lang_arts/a_la_lesson35.html

Content Source:

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The J. Paul Getty Museum
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

Students will compare life in the Middle Ages to present day.  They will analyze illuminated manuscripts and bestiaries.  They will identify complementary colors on a color wheel.  They will sketch an imagined fantastical beast.  They will use colored pencils and pastels to illustrate their beasts. 

Content Standard(s):
Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 3
Visual Arts
15) Recognize that responses to art change depending on knowledge of the time and place in which it was made and on life experiences.

Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Connecting
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
Process Components: Synthesize
Essential Questions:
EU: People develop ideas and understandings of society, culture, and history through their interactions with and analysis of art.
EQ: How does art help us understand the lives of people of different times, places, and cultures? How is art used to impact the views of a society? How does art preserve aspects of life?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Creativity
  • Criteria
  • Critique
  • Design
  • Media
  • Mixed media
  • Monochromatic
  • Principles of design
    • Rhythm
  • Technology
  • Visual image
Skill Examples:
  • Discuss how art can be used to express ideas in poems and short stories.
  • Observe and compare similar themes, subject matter and images in artworks from historical and contemporary eras.
  • Discuss the relationships between the elements of art.
  • Use historical and cultural artworks to answer questions about daily life.
  • Discuss how we encounter art and artists in everyday life.
Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 4
Visual Arts
15) Through observation, infer information about time, place, and culture in which a work of art was created.

Example: Look at the statue of Vulcan in Birmingham and talk about its relationship to history of the city.

Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Connecting
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
Process Components: Synthesize
Essential Questions:
EU: People develop ideas and understandings of society, culture, and history through their interactions with and analysis of art.
EQ: How does art help us understand the lives of people of different times, places, and cultures? How is art used to impact the views of a society? How does art preserve aspects of life?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Constructed environment
  • Cultural traditions
  • Digital format
  • Engagement
  • Tertiary color
  • Preservation
  • Proportion
  • Principles of design
    • Unity
  • Shade
  • Style
  • Tints & shades
Skill Examples:
  • Create a quilt square in the style of the Gee's Bend Quilters.
  • State what materials or processes you prefer and why.
  • Discuss how art and design serves multiple functions such as to inform, entertain, invest, persuade, ritualize or assist in everyday tasks.
  • Observe and discuss the statue of Vulcan in Birmingham and talk about its relationship to history of the city.
  • Investigate differences in cultural style, genres, and context through historical time periods.
  • Discuss how art reflects the interests, accomplishments and conflicts of culture and society over time.
  • Use details and descriptive language to identify universal themes, subject matter and ideas expressed across arts disciplines.
  • Identify and describe how artists have depicted Alabama history.
Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 5
Visual Arts
15) Identify how works of art/design are used to inform or change beliefs, values, or behaviors of an individual or society.

Examples: Discuss how political cartoons can influence a person's view.

Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Connecting
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
Process Components: Synthesize
Essential Questions:
EU: People develop ideas and understandings of society, culture, and history through their interactions with and analysis of art.
EQ: How does art help us understand the lives of people of different times, places, and cultures? How is art used to impact the views of a society? How does art preserve aspects of life?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Cultural context
  • Formal & conceptual vocabulary
  • Genre
  • Linear perspective
  • Preserve
  • Principles of design
    • Movement
    • Emphasis
  • Relief
  • Vanishing point
Skill Examples:
  • Analyze the role of cultural objects in our everyday environment.
  • Select and access contemporary digital media arts tools to investigate ideas in art-making.
  • Interpret an artwork that communicates something about a place that has meaning for them.
  • Discuss how political cartoons can influence a person's view.
  • Compare how artists work in different cultures and at different times in history.
Tags: bestiaries, color wheel, colored pencils, complementary colors, fantastical beasts, illuminated manuscripts, Middle Ages, pastels
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This lesson is divided into three 45 minute parts. 

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Author: Tiffani Stricklin