Arcimboldo starts with the letter A, therefore is a perfect artist to begin my ABC Art Curriculum series for 2nd through 5th grades.
This presentation engages 2nd grade students in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo with visuals of his work, age appropriate text for further understanding, vocabulary, examples of his technique and a student project description.
Students read text, gather facts, learn vocabulary, and make critical inferences about the artist and his work. The culminating project allows students to create wonderful, fun works of art inspired by Arcimboldo.
When the project is done, I display one example of student work under a large letter A for Giuseppe Arcimboldo's Name...followed by an alphabet line of other artists. B for Botero, C for Cezanne, etc.
My ABC Arts Curriculum is a proven success. As the students move through the artists, they build on their knowledge of techniques and arts vocabulary which supports future creative decision making, helps them make connections to real world, and gives them the confidence so needed to take chances and work through conflicts in their own work.