Thinking Like an Artist

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A careful investigation of the portraits from different cultures reveal symbolic clues to the values of a time and culture that aren’t always clear at first glance. Like detectives, students will search for these clues and then use them in an
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Much art comes from personal experience, but why should anyone else care about your story? In this project students explore artwork that comes from intense personal interaction with the world then investigate how to make their story relevant to a
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Throughout history art has been used to document and protest injustice and neglect. In this project student’s look at artist who’s work is designed to effect the viewer’s point of view. They then make their own studio work on a cause they feel
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This art history mini-lesson explores how artistic ideas spread and how historians group art and artists into art movements. This mini-lesson includes:   - Unit Objectives, Enduring Understandings, Essential Questions - Suggested timeline outline
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The projects in this bundle download are sold separately on TpT. Below is a complete list of the items included in the bundle. You can click on the link for each project to see a detailed description of each product. What's Your Story - finding your
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In this One Period Plan students investigate the art movement Cubism and turn their own selfies into cubist compositions. - Featuring the video "Cubism beyond Picasso" - Simple and focused related activity. - Flexibly designed to be completed in
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Understanding abstract art can be difficult. In this painting unit students explore how abstraction does or does not convey meaning. They will study the ideas behind the rise of abstraction and make their own abstract paintings using geometrical
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Is it possible to destroy the idea of art? In the early 20th century some artists tried. In this unit students study the events and ideas of the DADA art movement. Then students try to make their own anti-art works to see if they can destroy the
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What happens visually when an painter goes beyond the boundaries of a rectangle? In this unit students explore making a painting that uses the illusion of 3D space with actual 3D space – in essence exploding the canvas. The art history component of
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As artists and other thinkers began to dissect the modernist ideal of progress, a new approach to evaluating culture emerged. Known as “post-modernism” these ideas changed art significantly. In this unit students research some post-modernist
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Does art that expresses “difference” engender empathy or ridicule? In this unit students explore artwork that challenges cultural norms. Students then make artworks that reveal or conceal something about their identity. This unit includes:   -
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A careful investigation of the portraits from different cultures reveal symbolic clues to the values of a time and culture that aren’t always clear at first glance. Like detectives, students will search for these clues and then make their own self
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Images have a power to sway our thinking. It’s important that we understand how visual language can be used to manipulate us. In this unit students will examine the difference between documentation and persuasion in art. They will then make a series
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Cubism was perhaps the most influential art movement of the 20th century. In this unit students investigate the ideas behind Cubism. Students then explore making non-objective sculpture trying to avoid using narrative or metaphor. This unit
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Does the relationship between the art and the viewer change depending on who is doing the looking? This project explores three iterations of ”the gaze.” Students then challenge one of these “gazes” in a studio work Conceived with the Year 1
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Is a picture worth a thousand words? Some artists don’t think so. Artists who find power in combining words and images are the inspiration for this project. Students then experiment with how they might combine text and image in their studio
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Many artists use common materials and transform them into visual poetry. In this project students look at artist who have the magic touch with materials and try to let the materials guide them in their own artworks. For the advanced art student,
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In this One Period Plan students investigate the Abstract Expressionists who were known as the Color Field painters and then experiment with alternative painting techniques. - Featuring the video "Abex beyond Pollock, part 2 - the Color Field
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As technology advances how will it change our notion of “humanness?” In this project students explore artists who are interested in the interface of man and machines and then create their own machine inspired sculptures. This unit includes:   - Art
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Effectively analyzing works of art takes a strategy. In this mini- lesson, students learn about how the integration of Form, Theme and Context help form the meaning in works of art. They will learn how to recognize these elements by following an
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Brian Reverman teaches high school art at the International School of Beijing. He has written about and presented workshops on developing critical analysis skills in students for the IB Journal of Teaching Practice, and the ARARTE and EARCOS conferences. He is the creator of the IB Art History channel and maintains the Art Education website "Occasionally you can see the mountains clearly."

MY TEACHING STYLE

My goal is to create spaces for students to explore authentic artistic experience and grow into independent, curious, self-directed learners.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

-Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, K-12, State of California, 1990 - California State University, Los Angeles, CA - Multiple Subject Credential Program, 1990 - The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Master of Fine Arts, 1982 - The University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, Bachelor of Fine Arts, cum laude, 1978

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

RECENT PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS - "Enhancing critical analysis in and through the art program" EARCOS, Manila 2016 - Creator and producer, ISB Art History Channel on YouTube - "Using form, theme and context to develop student analytical writing in the DP Visual Arts course," IB Journal of Teaching Practice, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2012 - "Occasionally you can see the mountains clearly - thoughts on an art education practice for our times," art education website - "Tools for helping kids how to do effective critical analysis," Asia Region Art Educators conference, Chaing Mai, 2015 - "New Foundations, New Projects” Asia Region Art Educators conference, Hong Kong, 2013 - "Moving Students from Description to Analysis," Asia Region Art Educators conference, Taipei, EARCOS, Shanghai, 2012 - “Art at the Core, Preparing Students for the 21st Century,” Asia Region Art Educators conference, Singapore, 2010 - ASB Visual Arts – Preparing Students for the 21st Century website, 2005 - 11

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