6th Grade · Art History · Elements of Design · end of year projects · line · pattern

Kusama inspired art installations

Yayoi Kusama is one of the coolest and most unique artists out there. She is a Japanese artist who uses large patterns like dots to fill an entire space (this is called installation art). She has a great passion for what she does, and I thought that her passion may spark an interest in my 6th graders.… Continue reading Kusama inspired art installations

5th Grade · Art History · Uncategorized

Aztec Art Research

  The Aztecs saw art as precious things, and you were lucky if you owned any. Their artwork was sacred to them. (http://www.aztec-history.com/ancient-aztec-art.html) This is a website I found with an explanation of Aztec symbols : http://www.aztec-history.com/aztec-symbols.html The Aztec’s used symbols for everything! Common animal symbols were: Snakes jaguars dogs animal birds insects frogs (joy) butterflies monkeys… Continue reading Aztec Art Research

5th Grade · Art History

Byzantine Mosaics

Students will learn about Byzantine art and history, and what it is like to work for a patron. Students are commissioned by a patron, in this case the animal shelter, to create artwork to their very specific guidelines. Lesson Plan:Byzantine Lesson Plan Power Point:BYZANTINE GAME!: GAME power point Backup:CopyofByzantine Guidelines this patron set The Rexburg Animal… Continue reading Byzantine Mosaics