This 3-4 day art lesson will have your students analyzing artwork and using symbols in their own artwork like a pro. Through the study of German Expressionist artist Franz Marc, students in upper elementary grades will gain an understanding of how one artist explored his environment by creating artwork full of personal symbols. This lesson includes:
~ Detailed lesson plan
~ Student self-assessment rubric
My fourth graders loved learning about how Marc used different colors to tell different stories and subsequently 'decode' the meaning of his paintings. Students also tend to enjoy drawing animals as well.
Also check out my interactive Franz Marc presentation! Franz Marc Interactive Biography