BROOKLYN COLLEGE CUNY Pre-service Ed 37

Lincoln Center Institute

Visual Arts Facilitator John Toth

Fall 2000

Who's Aesthetics:

Who Decides What's Beautiful

Brainstorm......

We are exploring metaphors and images.

    We should explore the narrative aspects of a visual work of art.

We will explore the resonance of words and images.

Let's explore social themes that are ancient and modern

Goal for museum visit...

Walk through the museum with a group of students and create a conversation around artworks around themes of “making sense”.

Let the conversation at hand move you into an understanding that the conversations around an art work contain the elements of a lesson that is student centered and contextually related to the students interests.

Line of inquiry .
What effects how we learn?

What effects how we see?

What effects our perception of beauty?

How do we look carefully before we interpret?

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Plan 1 Artworks at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

Karel Rose

Why is it art?

What is Hi/Low art?

Public places / sacred places

 

Donna Linderman

Social themes

Gender issues

How do we define issues of "taste"

Hip-Hop

Transformation

Energy and abstraction

Georgia O’Keefe
Emmanuelle Leutze,

Christopher Columbus

Beth Singer

Exploring Human Rights

 Nina Wasserman

Images and concepts of power

Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

Egyptian Sarcophagus

Japanese guardian

Judith Shea, "The Balance"

Activity:

Based on the idea of a sarcophagus as a vessel to take the deceased on a journey into the after life.

Create a vessel and design its surface to show symbols of all the important aspects of your life. Use scale and color as techniques to show importance.

Donna Wilson

Let’s look at the Hip-Hop show at BMA

Let’s explore artworks that show Social and Political themes

Look at art from many places around the world

Constructions of gender

Constructions of 'good taste'

Constructions of 'the other'

Shirley Steinberg

How do museums define value systems?

Who’s choices define what we call art?

What are the effects of Colonialism?

Influences of race, class and gender.

"The Bedouin"
Alberto Bursztyn

Wilda Gallagher

LCI coordinators at Brooklyn College
Mady Holtzer

How does something become art?

What are the connections from an aesthetic experience with art to the learning methods being studied within the ED 37 curriculum?

Diane Ramo

How can we build better connections between the aesthetic education and the curriculum of higher education

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Activity:

Physicalize the work of art by putting yourself into  the painting. Imagine what it would be like witin a specific place in the painting. 

Ask students to create tableaus based on characters from the paintings we explore in the classroom.

Make drawings or use cut-out shapes to represent the people in your tableaux.

 

What is the relationship between beauty and aesthetics?

In groups of two compare personal objects of beauty. Describe qualities or ideas that define beauty.

Describe the qualities of words in your description. Make a list of descriptive words.

Draw squares that define conceptual and emotion qualities. How would you make an ugly square? or a perfect square?

Use found objects to make a thing of beauty.

 

Connections to Curriculum:

The museum as a springboard to literacy

The museum experience as a means of building critical analysis

Aesthetic education as a method for learning through the arts.

Contextual Information

Eric Booth, The Everyday Work of Art

Fred Wilson,

for more on LCI at BC visit   http://depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/schooled/LCI.html

REFLECTION:

What kind of ideas do the images represent? What do the images reveal?

How can the activity come out of an organic need to physically explore some aspect of the art work.

How were your non-visual senses involved in the aesthetic process?

What were the strategies of this educational experience?

How will this experience effect the way you create your next lesson plan?

 

INNER EYE

 

 

 

 

ARCHITECTURE

ART

ARTISTS

DANCE

FASHION

FORUM

GALLERIES

INSTALLATION

EDUCATION

MUSEUMS

MUSIC

PERFORMANCE

PHOTOGRAPHY

PROJECTS

TECHNOLOGY

WRITING

YOGA

VIDEO

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