My position as a writing teacher at an Elementary School of Arts required that I teach through the arts.Therefore, I designed this lesson in Compare and Contrast, as a Classroom Teacher, It is also a good resource for Art Teachers, It provides an excellent example of how two well-known artists used such techniques as brush strokes and color in their work. An Arts-Based Lesson, means that the topic is about something to do with art: In this particular lesson the the topic, or "arts focus," is on two chairs painted by Vincent Van Gogh. One chair represents the personal characteristics of Paul Gauguin. The other, is a rendition of the qualities and characteristics of Vincent Van Gogh, own chair . Students get a glimpse of Art History as well as the process used by these two famous artists.
-Strategies used in the lesson include: interactive modeling, student participation, teacher observation a discussion session and the Writing Process. The culminating product is a five-paragraph analysis of the paintings.
Guided practice is an important parr of this lesson.
-Additional paintings to use for assessment, partner assignment,:
-"Things to Look for" -Vocabulary/Terms-flat vs. dimensional, etc.
working in small groups
-Color Wheel, brush strokes examples
An educational and interesting lesson that generated active participation in my students.