Duration | 2 - 3 Classes

Everyday Objects as Art

Everyday Objects as Art

After examining "readymade" artwork by several influential 20th Century artists, these high school students created sculptures by painting on "everyday objects". Offering both an art history and an art-making component, this lesson allows students to analyze and synthesize the creative process for themselves.

Body Language Through Sculpture

Exploring gesture and movement using clay, this lesson was produced by a college student majoring in Art Education.

Symbol Printing

Symbol Printing

Using Haring's Subway drawings as a starting point, New York City high school student will create prints of their own personal symbols.

Student Activist Posters

Students create posters for their school that express their personal feelings on politics, health issues, or personal rights.

Relationship Sculptures

Plaster Mold Symbols

Students will make casts of their own symbols using clay and plaster.

Pop Shop 1 – Symbol Making

Students will learn about Keith Haring's use of symbols by examining his bold, direct lines and images and create their own.

Overcoming Oppression

This lesson allows students to explore ways that artists have expressed feelings of oppression, and provides students with a voice to express themes of empowerment as a response.

Hip Hop Dancers

New York City High school students explore movement and performance in this lesson, which explores urban vernacular dance.

Flipbook Animation

High School students learn that movement is created by using a very fast sequence of photographs to enable them to make their own cartoon flip books.

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