Gallery walks are a great way to have students give feedback to each other about their artwork in progress or when it's finished. The powerpoint included goes over the gallery walk procedure, appropriate comments for a gallery walk and characteristics of a good comment. The gallery walk worksheet includes 4 comment sheets per a paper.
The purpose of this lesson is to allow students to apply the elements and principles, learn about the art of making silhouettes, and tell a story through silhouettes. The presentation starts off with a great critical thinking thinking exercise called 3 (3 words), 2 (two questions), 1 (1 simile or metaphor) with one of Kara Walker's silhouettes. Her images are quite graphic so I would use this lesson only with my 11th and 12th graders depending on the maturity of the group. This presentation is meant to be shown along with Kara Walker's segment on Art 21 (You can look it up online Art 21: Storytelling). After the 3,2,1 there are some questions the students must answer as they watch the video. After the video the presentation shows examples of silhouettes my students have made and how they have apply the elements and principles of art. It's a mix of exemplars and not as good examples that the kids can critique. The last slide has requirements for a silhouette assignment.
This presentation starts off with a "Do Now" where students will analyze a surreal work by Salvador Dali. The presentation also goes over the characteristics of surrealism, introduces famous surrealist artists, exquisite corpse and includes the requirements for a surrealist collage. The extra "Do Now" is meant to be shown in the next class so students can apply their knowledge of surrealist characteristics.
This presentation starts off with a "Do Now" to get your students looking at a surreal art piece and then goes over the characteristics of surrealism, famous surrealist artists, examples of surreal artwork, exquisite corpse and the requirements for the surreal collage assignment. The additional "Do Now" can be used in the next class after you do the lesson on surrealism.
Tattoos are an engaging topic for students. In this presentation it covers the history of tattooing as well as explores types of tattooing from around the world. The final slide of the presentation contains requirements for a tattoo assignment I give my students called "Tattoo for You".
The first presentation includes a Do Now and then leads into an intro of installation art with lots of examples from a variety of famous artists! The second presentation has more examples that you can show on the second day to continue to "wow" your class.
The idea of this activity is that they reinterpret the Mona Lisa. The presentation starts off with a "Do Now" examining a famous piece of artwork and then takes your through examples of how other artists have reinterpreted famous art pieces. The end of the slideshow shows examples of how the Mona Lisa has been reinterpreted over the years. If you make light photocopies of the "Mona Lisa" students can draw directly over the copy. The kids love this one!
Having a gallery walk is a great way for students to give feedback to each other while a project is in progress or when it's finished. The powerpoint goes over the gallery walk procedure, appropriate comments and characteristics of appropriate comments. There are three comment sheets per a page.
I find that it is more challenging for a student to create a tattoo for someone else, in particular someone who wouldn't want a tattoo. The lesson plan is more of a handout of requirements you can give to your students. The second handout is a brainstorm sheet the students can use to begin designing their tattoos. You can also use "The History of Tattoos" presentation to supplement the lesson.
Everything you need to engage students in an altered book assignment. The first presentation is an intense lesson on different ways to repurpose a book. There is a brief overview of Origami and Kirigami and takes you step-by-step to create a niche and drawers in your book. The second presentation is supplemental pictures to show throughout the project and lastly a brainstorm worksheet that students can madly fill out after being SO inspired by the slideshows.
After teaching your students about amulets and cultural charms give them this 1-5 temperature check to see if they truly understand what they are and give examples from different countries. The students self-assess where they are at and then give evidence at the bottom to prove that they have assessed themselves accurately. You can see if your students got the material or need to re-teach.
Before your students begin using materials and potentially make mistakes give them this 1-5 temperature check to see if they truly understand the process. This temp check is to see if your students understand the difference between creating an outline and a solid shape with contact paper screen printing. The students self-assess where they are at and then give evidence at the bottom to prove that they have assessed themselves accurately. You can see if your students got the material or need to re-teach before they make the mistakes with the materials.
Fist of five is a common assessment tool that you can use int he moment to see where students are at with their understanding of the content just taught. Sometimes it's hard to know if students are truly rating themselves properly or just peer pressured to throw up 5 fingers oppose to a more realistic 2. Giving them a written temperature check that spells out exactly what each number represents and asks the students to show evidence in order to prove the number they chose. This truly helps you see if your students are getting the material or if you need to re-teach. I like to use this after i've taught an important term, a new genre of art, or to see if students understand the order of a specific procedure. I think the best way to use the template is to fill out each number with what you think it looks like and then have students circle one then write in the evidence at the bottom.
After teaching your students about surrealism give them this 1-5 temperature check to see if they truly understand the characteristics of surrealism and if they can give specific examples of surrealist artists and work. The students self-assess where they are at and then give evidence at the bottom to prove that they have assessed themselves accurately. You can see if your students got the material or need to re-teach the concept.
This is a great supplemental presentation to use when teaching beginning color theory. The presentation is interactive so that you can ask your students what they know already and with one click, the answer will appear! The presentation covers primary colors, secondary colors, tertiary colors, shades and tints. At the end of the presentation there is an assignment to create a color wheel and/or a value shift so your students can apply the knowledge they have learned!
This worksheet is used during a partner critique so the students can record their feedback. This is a great way for teachers to see what kind of feedback their students are giving each other. There are 2 comment forms per a sheet.
This presentation gives step by step instructions on how to cut a frame for your student's artwork. There is an example embedded into the lesson so your students can follow along and try out the formula. This lesson was designed for middle school and high school aged students.
This presentation begins with a Do Now where students identify different colors and values in a stone. The presentation takes you through a couple of examples of stone and wood textures then a step by step guide to paint a faux finish. The last slide of the presentation is an assignment for students to make 3 test tiles to practice painting a faux finish.
If you are introducing or reviewing religious symbols or studying amulets in your class. This "Do Now" is an easy way to supplement that topic.
This presentation shows excellent examples of art pieces with the theme metamorphasis. A good source of inspiration for your students when drawing, painting, collaging around this theme.