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Prager, Phillip – American Journal of Play, 2013
Dada, an art movement that became well known in the late 1910s and early 1920s, challenged traditional notions of art and aesthetics. Dada artists, for example, tossed colored scraps of paper into the air to compose chance-based collages, performed sound poems devoid of semantic value, and modeled a headpiece fashioned of sardine cans. To most art…
Descriptors: Novelty (Stimulus Dimension), Artists, Art History, Play
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Hedayat, Mina; Goodarzi, Mostafa; Kahn, Sabzali Musa; bin Ramli, Sharulnizam – Educational Research and Reviews, 2013
The present research aims to investigate lecturer's feedback over the art curriculum in Tehran, the capital of Iran, and introduce the applicability of Discipline-Based Art Education (DBAE), as a new way of teaching art, and its implication of art instruction in studio-based fields of study for undergraduate degree. This study is carried out…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Art Education
Herberholz, Barbara – Arts & Activities, 2012
A humid summer haze covers the River Seine and the grassy bank where young men and boys go swimming on Sunday. Everything seems so quiet, still, and very hot. They wear hats to protect them from the hot sun. The artist Georges Seurat used warm tones to give viewers the feeling of the hot sun. Seurat was trying to catch the dazzle of hot sunlight…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Artists, Art History
Speelman, Melissa – Arts & Activities, 2012
A great start for the semester, this pinwheel project provides a good dose of art history, and a variety of media and techniques. It also teaches students how to clean up and store things properly. Five artists are introduced, each with a different art medium and technique. In this activity, students are expected to: (1) study works by five famous…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Artists, Art History
Herberholz, Barbara – Arts & Activities, 2012
Artists often paint the different seasonal activities people engage in and the way the world looks as changes take place. The weather for each of the four seasons is different. Farmers plant crops and gardens in the spring and harvest their crops in the fall, just like "The Harvesters" by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. To begin, children will observe…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Artists, Art History
Rohrbach, Marla – Arts & Activities, 2012
One of the fifth-grade art-curriculum objectives is to create a relief print. In this era of budget cuts, the author was looking for a way for her students to meet this objective by making colorful prints without using a lot of expensive printing ink. She knew she wanted to use a rainforest animal theme, as well as share the colorful art of Henri…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts
Herberholz, Barbara – Arts & Activities, 2012
This article features the painting "View of Toledo," based on Toledo, a very old city located on a high plateau in Spain. By the time the artist El Greco painted the picture, he had lived there for 31 years. When one looks at the picture, one will see a storm approaching and will see the city as if it were lit by a flash of lightning. What main…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Artists, Art History
Lohmann, Laura; Bookenberger, Lisa – Arts & Activities, 2012
The sixth-grade art curriculum includes world cultures and the art-history timeline. This lesson was created as the authors were developing relevant projects. They also presented it at an Ohio Art Education Association fall conference as part of their thematic unit, "Art of the Himalayas." As teachers, they were fascinated by the annual Jaipur…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Grade 6, Elementary School Students
Herberholz, Barbara – Arts & Activities, 2012
When he painted a portrait of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II (1552-1612), Giuseppe Arcimboldo used his imagination, and portrayed him as "Vertumnus," the Roman god of vegetation and the seasons. It's fun to find the different fruits, vegetables and flowers he used: pea-pod eyelids, a gourd for the forehead. Court painters of the time usually…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Artists, Art History
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Wertz, S. K. – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 2012
A look at Danto's many discussions of the end of art and its meaning. Also examined is Hegel's idea of the end of art and his use of the dialectic to explain it. Both philosophers sought the meaning of art in the object or artwork--more so for Danto, because he thinks the object is a material one that would exclude conceptual artists' thought…
Descriptors: Art, Philosophy, Art History, Art Products
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Potter, Lee Ann; Eder, Elizabeth K.; Hussey, Michael – Social Education, 2012
Medical doctor and geologist Dr. Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden selected more than 30 scientists, technical personnel, and artists, including photographer William Henry Jackson and painter Thomas Moran, to join the survey of the Yellowstone region in northwest Wyoming territory. Thomas Moran was an accomplished artist when he joined the survey to…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Letters (Correspondence), Artists, Painting (Visual Arts)
Welling, Linda – Arts & Activities, 2012
In this article, second-graders create a sunflower drawing using pastel techniques that produce similar effects to Vincent van Gogh's brushstrokes. They also learn how layering colors and using white to lighten colors creates depth in their flowers.
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Color, Grade 2
Thompson, Virginia P. – Arts & Activities, 2012
Fauvism is a style of painting based on the use of intensely vivid colors that were not natural to the faces, landscapes and objects being painted. It was how artists expressed themselves during the first decade of the 20th century, and lasted only a short time. The artists were called "les Fauves," which means "the wild beasts." In this article,…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Art Expression, Color
Alford, Joanna – Arts & Activities, 2012
James Rosenquist's giant Pop-art panels included realistic renderings of well-known contemporary foods and objects, juxtaposed with famous people in the news--largely from the 1960s, '70s and '80s--and really serve as visual time capsules. In this article, eighth-graders focus on the style of James Rosenquist to create their own Pop-art panel that…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Art Expression, Artists
Dionne, Suzanne – Arts & Activities, 2012
Integrating art with literature and science enhances students' learning and retention. Whenever possible, the introduction of the author's art lessons include a relevant artist, such as Claude Monet. In this article, kindergartners paint a pond and learn how to make water lilies using colored tissue-paper squares. (Contains 4 resources.)
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Integrated Curriculum, Artists
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