Learn about abstraction in art, as a new way of looking at an object. This pdf is an easy-to-use lesson presentation that uses the work of Georgia O'Keeffe as inspiration to understand realism vs. abstraction.
This quick and colorful lesson is a sure fire hit with kids, a nice break from realism as they focus instead on color blending and pastel technique. (If you are uncomfortable with pastels, this is also appropriate as a watercolor lesson). The resulting artworks get students out of their comfort zones, thinking about art that breaks rules and convention.
Lesson presentation includes step-by-step directions with visual examples.