. People

LCI / MoMA / PS130q Visual Art Unit of Study, Pre-K- 3

October, 1999

Goals......

  • Explore the narrative aspects of visual works of art.
  • Explore change and discovery (Diane S.)
  • Create an art center (Michelle P.)
  • Explore expressive quality of art (Sue C.)
  • Explore artworks of people and relationships. (PS 130)
  • Explore change and transformation (Meryl O.)
  • Ask questions that get students to consider choices within the creative process.
  • Practice methods that encourage deeper looking and thinking.
  • Describe... "WHAT" do you see?
  • Analyze... "HOW" does the artist present visual information?
  • Interpret... "WHY"?... What do you think your descriptions mean? How do the details and analysis add up to meaning.

Visual Tools ..... choices of ways to express....

  • Facial Expression
  • Body language
  • People and place
  • Symbolic objects

Questions.....

  • How can we look deeper at what is before us?
  • How do we find meaning by looking hard at details within paintings?
  • What does the facial expression suggest about the persons frame of mind?
  • How do we use facial expression to communicate with each other?
  • How do we explore community interaction?
  • What is a portrait? How do artists represent portraits?
  • Describe symbols that artists use in their paintings? What do they signify?
  • What is a self portrait?
  • What do you learn about yourself through a self portrait?
  • How do artists represent the five senses?
  • Do paintings ask us to consider our non visual senses?

Lessons & Activities

for Teaching Artists and Partner Teachers

Oct 5 1 TA PORTRAITS (facial expression)

Vuillard, "Mother And Sister"

Rousseau, Henri (French, 1844-1910), "The Sleeping Gypsy"

van Gogh, Vincent (Dutch, 1853-1890) "Postman"

Bourdelle, "Bethovan"

--Look at slides of portraits that show a range of facial expressions.

--What does the facial expression suggest about the persons frame of mind?

--Ask students to explore kinesthetically what they perceive in the art work.

--Make drawings that explore these states of being. Use facial expression.

PT -- discuss and act out images of people from a favorite book or life situation.
REFLECTION:
  • How do we use facial expression to communicate with each other?
  • Ask students to comment on the choices they made within their artwork.
  • How did you use facial expression within your art work?
Oct 8 2 TA SELF PORTRAITS

Oscar Kokoschka, "Self portrait"

Vincent van Gogh, (Dutch, 1853-1890) "Self portrait"

Florine Stettheimer, "Family Portrait"

--Look at slides of self portraits.

-- Begin Self-portrait drawing

PT -- Finish Self-portrait . Add setting to another if possible
REFLECTION:
  • What do you learn about yourself through a self portrait?
Oct 12 3 TA OUR SENSES

Marc Chagall, "Birthday"

Pablo Picasso, (Spanish, 1881-1973), "The Three Musicians"

Pablo Picasso, (Spanish, 1881-1973), "Head of a Woman"

--Look at slides

--Draw or paint elements of a face / features and senses.

--Make drawings that use body language to communicate actions activities and stories.

PT --Finish project or make mix and match book that explores our senses
REFLECTION:
  • Which of your senses seems to have more importance in the way you represented this artwork?
Oct 15 4 TA FAMILIES AND YOU

Florine Stettheimer, "Family Portrait"

  • Look at slides
  • Make a list of categories of things you would find at home.
  • Paint yourself and your family. Work from a photograph or from your imagination
PT -- Finish project or make a family portrait in another setting or holiday.
REFLECTION:
    • Compare the imagination drawings with the images painted from photos.
    • Describe the differences and similarities?
Oct 26 5 TA FRIENDS

Florine Stettheimer, "Family Portrait"

Paul Gauguin, "Portrait of Meyer da Haan"

Fernand Lerger (French, 1881-1955), "Three Woman",

-- Look at slides of friends and family and Occasions

-- Draw or paint you and your friends. (at home, in another country, etc.)

PT -- Explore cultural diversity, occasions--Events /invitations etc
REFLECTION:
  • What do you learn about your friend from painting and drawing them?
  • What was it like working with another person?
  • How do you show a specific place or occasion?
Oct 29 6 TA PEOPLE CHANGE

Henri Matisse, "Jeannette 1-5"

Barnoff-Rosine, "Symphony #1"

Umberto Boccioni, (Italian, 1882-1916)

"Unique Forms of Continuity in Space"

-- Look at slides that explore change and transformation.

-- Start tracing full size body project in a gesture that says something about the student

PT -- Start tracing full size body project in a gesture that says something about the student
REFLECTION:
  • What did you learn about change and transformation from doing this activity?
  • How does this activity make us consider new ideas when revisiting the artworks?
7 TA -- Continue tracing Students collage info about themselves to full size figure.
Reflection and exhibition
  • What does your portfolio of artworks say about your understanding of people?
John Toth Jerry james

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