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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 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 brainstorm symbols that represent a story or event they personally experienced, and from these symbols, select those they wish to use. Students finish with colored pencils.