Bring your students into the "here and now" and explore the work of a contemporary Native American artist. Learn about a traditional feast that continues into modern times on the Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin. These lessons look at contemporary Native American and will help to dispel the stereotypes of the past in a fun and engaging way!
This lesson bundle includes 3 lessons:
1-Explore Matisse and the Fauvist art movement and its influence on Apache Artist John Nieto.
2. Learn about the Menominee Sturgeon Feast and learn to draw a prehistoric fish "Fauvist" style. Includes a guided drawing handout.
3. Explore mixing primary colors while creating a simple animal painting.
Lesson includes links to Matisse and Nieto art, link to Sturgeon video, rubrics and a National Core Art Standards checklist.