Teachers Lesson Plans

An introduction to the prints of Albrecht Dürer

This lesson plan provides an introduction to the printmaking practice of German artist Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528).

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Title:

An introduction to the prints of Albrecht Dürer

Theme:

The woodcuts and engravings of Albrecht Dürer in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada are explored in this lesson plan.

Summary:

A master painter, printmaker, goldsmith, art theorist and humanist scholar, Albrecht Dürer embodied the idea of the Renaissance man. Through study and teaching, he sought constantly to add to his vast repertoire of knowledge in both the arts and sciences. This lesson plan encourages students to understand that artists use a variety of design elements and principles to create their artworks.