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Emphasizing prints: Grade 7-8
A master painter, printmaker, goldsmith, as well as art theorist, and humanist scholar, Albrecht Dürer embodied the idea of the renaissance man; constantly seeking, learning, teaching and adding to his vast repetoir of knowledge in both the arts and sciences. In this lesson, students will investigate how Dürer created areas of emphasis in his prints. Students will then create prints with defined areas of emphasis.
Students will discuss and describe emphasis, a principle of design.
Students will create an area of emphasis in their artworks.
Students will use grade appropriate vocabulary and art terminology when discussing how they created areas of emphasis in their artworks.
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4 20-minute periods