Is it possible to truly express emotion through art or have we just been told that it is? In this unit students look at various “expressionist” artists. Investigating the difference between illustrating and expressing, they then try their hand at voicing emotion through a lino print.
This is not a technical how-to printmaking unit. While there is a video on reduction printing referenced, this unit is primarily thematic and assumes you have the technical knowledge to teach a linoleum print unit. You’ll have to design the technical instruction yourself.
Likewise, although this is designed as a printmaking unit, the theme of The Emotional Self could be done in any media at your discretion.
This unit includes:
- Art History/Theory, Studio and Electronic Assessment Portfolio components
- Unit Objectives, Enduring Understandings, Essential Questions
- Suggested timeline outline with an introduction to each component
- Modifiable written assignment to develop analytical thinking about art
- Assessment rubrics with Common Core Anchor Standards/8 Studio Habits alignment
- Links to Online Supporting Resources
- Student Pack folder with all electronic student handouts
- Teacher notes and hints based on practical experience from teaching these units
You can preview the main supporting video for this unit, Expressionism beyond Munch
, before purchasing.