Welcome to Art Bursts! A simple way to incorporate art history into the classroom.
This lesson is an Art Burst - Museum edition. Students will observe, discuss, and create. An Art Burst - Museum lesson focuses on a famous work of art and provides
discussion questions to help students become critical thinkers and to gain confidence in expression of ideas.
Instructions are provided for a simple art project to reinforce ideas/art concepts from the discussion.
This lesson includes a power point presentation with the following:
-An overview of the highlighted artist
-An art word of the day
-A digital image of the paintings
-Thought provoking discussion questions with answers included in presenter's notes
-Guidelines for a simple art project - including visuals of finished work
Art materials needed:
white crayon or chalk
circle templates to trace, use half dollar size lids or coins
*Tip: For younger students, cut circles out ahead of time (five per student).
The activity can be completed in 40 minutes. Art Bursts can be used as an interdisciplinary tool by using the artwork as a writing prompt.
Art Bursts adhere to the National Visual Arts Standards set forth by the NAEA.
Art Bursts - Museum lessons can also be supported as an International Baccalaureate lesson.Through discussion of the artwork, students are encouraged to think critically and challenge assumptions.