ABOUT: This download is for an at-a-glance sheet and detailed lesson plans.
Supplemental materials (such as handouts, video demonstrations, and examples) are available via our webpage, free of charge.
SUMMARY: Students learn how objects can represent an idea (or serve as symbols), and they focus on the Renaissance as a period in which artists often used symbols to help tell a story or convey a message.
During discussion, students learn how objects can serve as symbols, conveying specific meanings that an artist wants to share. While making art, they explore which symbols convey a specific emotion for them, and then choose an experience in which they felt that emotion. Eventually, students combine the two to create a colored-pencil drawing.