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This section encourages subjective interpretation and is designed to stimulate students to ... (more)

This section encourages subjective interpretation and is designed to stimulate students to think freely and generate creative ideas. Risk taking is strongly encouraged as students' respond to the works of art. The pre-visit activity, Introducing Symbols, is intended to help students use critical looking and thinking skills to build visual literacy. The on-site activity, Interpreting Symbols and Design, asks students to explore a work of art in a subjective manner, finding their own personal meanings. Visit www.pageatatime.org to see more about this collection. (less)

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Arts
Humanities
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Collection:
Page At A Time (Wolfsonion-FIU)
Provider:
Wolfsonian-Florida International University
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BSAD Foundations in the Visual Arts, Fall 2003

BSAD Foundations in the Visual Arts, Fall 2003

Offers a foundation in the visual art practice and its critical analysis ... (more)

Offers a foundation in the visual art practice and its critical analysis for beginning architecture students. Emphasis on long-range artistic development and its analogies to architectural thinking and practice. Learn to communicate ideas and experiences through various two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and time-based media, including sculpture, installation, performance, and video. Lectures, visiting artist presentations, field trips, and readings supplement studio practice. Required of and restricted to Course 4 majors. Lab fee. (less)

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Arts
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Activities and Labs
Full Course
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Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Jacob, Wendy
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Introduction to the Visual Arts, Fall 2004

Introduction to the Visual Arts, Fall 2004

Introduction to artistic practice and aesthetic analysis through studio work and lectures. ... (more)

Introduction to artistic practice and aesthetic analysis through studio work and lectures. Students communicate ideas and experiences through various media such as sculpture, installation, performance, and video. Projects evolve through stages of conceptual and material development to final presentation. Lectures, visiting artist presentations, field trips, and readings supplement studio practice, providing an index to the historical, cultural, and environmental forces that affect both development of artistic vision and reception of works of art. Lab fee. (less)

Subject:
Arts
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Activities and Labs
Full Course
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Andrea Frank
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Introduction to the Visual Arts, Fall 2005

Introduction to the Visual Arts, Fall 2005

Introduction to artistic practice and aesthetic analysis through studio work and lectures. ... (more)

Introduction to artistic practice and aesthetic analysis through studio work and lectures. Students communicate ideas and experiences through various media such as sculpture, installation, performance, and video. Projects evolve through stages of conceptual and material development to final presentation. Lectures, visiting artist presentations, field trips, and readings supplement studio practice, providing an index to the historical, cultural, and environmental forces that affect both development of artistic vision and reception of works of art. Lab fee. (less)

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Arts
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Activities and Labs
Full Course
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Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Scher, Julia
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Introduction to the Visual Arts, Spring 2007

Introduction to the Visual Arts, Spring 2007

Introduction to artistic practice and aesthetic analysis through studio work and lectures. ... (more)

Introduction to artistic practice and aesthetic analysis through studio work and lectures. Students communicate ideas and experiences through various media such as sculpture, installation, performance, and video. Projects evolve through stages of conceptual and material development to final presentation. Lectures, visiting artist presentations, field trips, and readings supplement studio practice, providing an index to the historical, cultural, and environmental forces that affect both development of artistic vision and reception of works of art. (less)

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Arts
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Activities and Labs
Full Course
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Video Lectures
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Zane, Joe
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Counting on Art

Counting on Art

In these lessons students will explore the paintings of Horace Pippin and ... (more)

In these lessons students will explore the paintings of Horace Pippin and Wayne Thiebaud and the mobiles of Alexander Calder to discover and practice math and visual art concepts. Background and biographical information about the work of art and artist, guided looking with class discussion, and activities with worksheets using mathematical formulas and studio art provide the framework for each lesson. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Mathematics and Statistics
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Activities and Labs
Assessments
Lesson Plans
Collection:
National Gallery of Art
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
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The Elements of Art

The Elements of Art

The goal of this unit is to introduce students to the basic ... (more)

The goal of this unit is to introduce students to the basic elements of art (color, line, shape, form, and texture) and to show students how artists use these elements in different ways in their work. In the unit, students will answer questions as they look carefully at paintings and sculpture to identify the elements and analyze how they are used by different artists. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
National Gallery of Art
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
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Visualizing Cultures

Visualizing Cultures

Visualizing Cultures was launched at MIT in 2002 to explore the potential ... (more)

Visualizing Cultures was launched at MIT in 2002 to explore the potential of the Web for developing innovative image-driven scholarship and learning. The VC mission is to use new technology and hitherto inaccessible visual materials to reconstruct the past as people of the time visualized the world (or imagined it to be). Topical units to date focus on Japan in the modern world and early-modern China. The thrust of these explorations extends beyond Asia per se, however, to address "culture" in much broader ways—cultures of modernization, war and peace, consumerism, images of "Self" and "Others," and so on. (less)

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Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
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Full Course
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Collection:
MIT Visualizing Cultures
Provider:
M.I.T.
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Composing Your Life: Exploration of Self through Visual Arts and Writing, Spring 2006

Composing Your Life: Exploration of Self through Visual Arts and Writing, Spring 2006

In this interdisciplinary seminar, we explore a variety of visual and written ... (more)

In this interdisciplinary seminar, we explore a variety of visual and written tools for self exploration and self expression. Through discussion, written assignments, and directed exercises, students practice utilizing a variety of media to explore and express who they are. (less)

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Arts
Humanities
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Activities and Labs
Full Course
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Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Holly
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New Angles on Art

New Angles on Art

Do art and math have anything in common? How do artists and ... (more)

Do art and math have anything in common? How do artists and architects use math to create their works? In these lessons, students will explore the intersection of math and art in the works of two artists and one architect for whom mathematical concepts (lines, angles, two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional polyhedra, fractions, ratios, and permutations) and geometric forms were fundamental. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Collection:
National Gallery of Art
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
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Teaching Arts Since 1950

Teaching Arts Since 1950

This teaching packet discusses artistic movements of the late 20th century, including ... (more)

This teaching packet discusses artistic movements of the late 20th century, including abstract expressionism, pop art, minimalism, conceptualism, process art, neo-expressionism, and postmodernism, with attention to their critical reception and theoretical bases. The packet considers works by 27 painters and sculptors including Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Mark Rothko, David Smith, Martin Puryear, Anselm Kiefer, Susan Rothenberg, and Roy Lichtenstein (see full list below). (less)

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Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Readings
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Collection:
National Gallery of Art
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
Author:
Carla Brenner
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Finding the Animals: A Visual Exploration of Art

Finding the Animals: A Visual Exploration of Art

Students participate in a "thirty-second look," followed by a class discussion about ... (more)

Students participate in a "thirty-second look," followed by a class discussion about Jan Brueghel's painting "The Entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark". Students then use description words and complete sentences to write about their favorite animal in the painting; draw the animal using line, color, and shape; and present their work to the class. (less)

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Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Getty Education
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
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The Art of Romare Bearden

The Art of Romare Bearden

The visual narratives and abstractions of this preeminent African American artist explore ... (more)

The visual narratives and abstractions of this preeminent African American artist explore the places where he lived and worked: the rural South, Pittsburgh, Harlem, and the Caribbean. Bearden's central themesŃreligion, jazz and blues, history, literature, and the realities of black lifeŃendured throughout his remarkable career in watercolors, oils, and especially collages and photomontages from the 1940s through the 1980s. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Readings
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Textbooks
Collection:
National Gallery of Art
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
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Art and Ecology

Art and Ecology

Artists are often particularly keen observers and precise recorders of the physical ... (more)

Artists are often particularly keen observers and precise recorders of the physical conditions of the natural world. As a result, paintings can be good resources for learning about ecology. Teachers can use this lesson to examine with students the interrelationship of geography, natural resources, and climate and their effects on daily life. It also addresses the roles students can take in caring for the environment. Students will look at paintings that represent cool temperate, warm temperate, and tropical climates. In this lesson students will: Identify natural resources found in particular geographic areas; Discuss ways in which climate, natural resources, and geography affect daily life; Apply critical-thinking skills to consider the various choices artists have made in their representations of the natural world; Make personal connections to the theme by discussing ways they can be environmental stewards; Identify natural resources found in particular geographic areas; Discuss ways in which climate, natural resources, and geography affect daily life; Apply critical-thinking skills to consider the various choices artists have made in their representations of the natural world; Make personal connections to the theme by discussing ways they can be environmental stewards. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
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Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Collection:
National Gallery of Art
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
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Science and Technology
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Assessments
Full Course
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Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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