Teachers Lesson Plans
Reading Sculptures : Grade 7-8
Look and Discuss
Present and discuss a selection of the 10-featured artworks in the Artwork & Artists slideshow with your class.
(Tabs will provide you with information on the theme, composition, interpretation and the artist.)
A downloadable Presentation that you can add to or manipulate will also help share these images in your classroom.
- When discussing the artworks in the slideshow, review the elements and principles of design, discuss areas of emphasis, and explain how artists create emphasis using the elements and principles of design.
- Have the students choose one of the 10 artworks in the lesson, and write a paragraph explaining their preference for the work. In the paragraph, they should make reference to the artist?s use of the principles of design and their understanding of the ideas, and the feelings expressed in the work. Students should also discuss how certain elements of design are used to create areas of emphasis.
- Students should delve into the reasons why they prefer one artwork over the others. (If possible, they should define a reason why: because of the shapes, the lines, the message, the form, etc.)