Art Appreciation: An Alphabet, Level 2 (with Easel Activity)
- Easel Activity
Art Appreciation: An Alphabet, Level 2 is an easy, no prep way you can share beautiful artwork with your students and help them study works of art as well as their painters and compare and contrast two works by the same artist. Designed for ages 11-18, the unit includes 50 works of art by artists from around the world, one or more by artists whose names begin with each letter of the alphabet. Each picture study includes the painting along with a notebooking page. Students can do independent research and record the artist’s date and place of birth, date and place of death, and where he was from or lived. They can then record the style of the featured painting and the time period it was created in as well as what they notice about the painting and how it makes them feel.
A second work of art for the student to find and view is suggested. They can then compare and contrast the featured artwork and the second piece of art they find. (Note, the recommended artwork is not included in this unit. Students can find the artwork online if desired by using the exact name of the painting to reduce the chance of encountering inappropriate pieces of art. If you wish to purchase Art Appreciation: An Alphabet, Level 1, it also includes the recommended artwork; simply disregard the activities in Level 1 as they are for younger students.) 104 pages total.
Artists included are John James Audubon, Albert Bierstadt, Hieronymus Bosch, Sandro Botticelli, Eugène Burnand, Caravaggio, Paul Cézanne, Thomas Cole, John Singleton Copley, Albrecht Dürer, Anthony van Dyck, Thomas Eakins, Konstantin Flavitsky, Paul Gauguin, Giotto, Vincent van Gogh, El Greco, Edward Hicks, Winslow Homer, Katsushika Hokusai, Vincenzo Irolli, Jan van Eyck, Gustav Klimt, Emanuel Leutze, Edvard Munch, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Mikhail Nesterov, Oscar-Claude Monet, Charles Willson Peale, Vasily Perov, Nicolas Poussin, Qian Xuan, Raphael, Rembrandt van Rijn, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Peter Paul Rubens, Matthias Stom, Vasily Surikov, Henry Ossawa Tanner, James Tissot, Titian, Leo Lesser Ury, Johannes Vermeer, Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin West, James McNeill Whistler, Grant Wood, Xavier Mellery, Yeghishe Tadevosyan, and Eugeniusz Zak.
*The Easel Activity version of this resource does not include the cover pages for ease in assigning it to students for digital or distance learning.