By the time students reach high school, I feel that they should be able to think critically and conceptually about the art their making. That's why I created these 5 conceptual art making prompts.
Students learn about contemporary artists and art history, while pushing themselves to make stronger works of art. These prompts are all designed to encourage visual expression, not just technical drawing skills, and they could be completed in virtually any medium! Use them as sketchbook assignments or as the jumping off point for larger projects.
Students will learn:
-to connect visual art with spoken language, through typography and semiotics.
-how text can be used in contemporary art to reinforce the artist's concept.
-the brief history of symbolism in art and how images can be used in a symbolic way to create narrative in a work of art.
-how to utilize scale/size in a thoughtful way and why size, in art, matters.
-how to further their concepts through abstraction