Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Class Description

This entertaining class introduces students to the interesting world of abstract art. Works by famous 20th century artists, including Picasso, are used to introduce the concept of abstraction and several types of abstract art. The high energy creative project challenges students to express themselves through abstracted  self-portraits. This class is perfect anytime during the school year and lends itself well to writing activities. 


Grade Level: 38
LINK: Fritz Bultman: An American Abstractionist Art Exhibition

State Standards, Benchmarks, and GLEs

Grades 3- 4

Louisiana State Standards Visual Art:

VA-CE-E1 Students will explore and identify imagery from a variety of sources and create visual representations
VA-CE-E3 Students will use art vocabulary and the elements and principles of design to convey the language of art (create and discuss own artwork)

VA-CA-E5 Express interpretations about works of art and give supporting reasons

VA-HC-E6 Recognize great artists and works of art that have shaped the history of art
VA-AP-E2 Students will recognize and respond to concepts of beauty and taste in the ideas and creations of others through the study of visual arts

VA-AP-E5 Students will participate in guided inquiry into the basic question "What is art?" and share personal feelings or preferences about various works

 

Grade 3

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and collaboration

3.SL.1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

c. Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.

d. Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

3.SL.2. Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

3.SL.3. Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Language

Vocabulary acquisition and use

3.L.6. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).

 

Grade 4

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and collaboration

4.SL.1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

c. Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.

d. Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

4.SL.2. Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

4.SL.3. Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Language

Vocabulary acquisition and use

4.L.6. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a

particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).

 

Grades 5–8
Louisiana State Standards Visual Art:

VA-CE-M1 Students will demonstrate art methods and techniques in visual representations based on research of imagery

VA-CE-M3 Students will use the elements and principles of design and art vocabulary to visually express and describe individual ideas
VA-CA-M5 Students will develop interpretations about works of art and give supporting reasons

VA-HC-M6 Students will identify major works of great and influential artists and recognize their achievements
VA-AP-M2 Students will demonstrate awareness of various new ideas, possibilities, options, and situations pertaining to the art world

VA-AP-E5 Students will discuss the question "What is art?" and express intuitive reactions and personal responses to various works

 

Grade 5

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and collaboration

5.SL.1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

c. Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.

d. Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.

5.SL.2. Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

5.SL. 3. Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Language

Vocabulary acquisition and use

5.L.6. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly,

 

Grade 6

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

6.SL.1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

b. Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

c. Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

d. Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and

paraphrasing.

6.SL.2. Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.

6.SL.3. Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

6.L.6. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

 

Grade 7

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

7.SL.1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

b. Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

c. Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed.

d. Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, warranted, modify their own views.

7.SL.2. Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.

7.SL.3. Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

7.L.6. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

 

Grade 8

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

8.SL.1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

b. Follow rules for collegial discussions and decision-making, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

c. Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.

d. Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.

8.SL.2. Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.

8.SL.3. Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence and identifying when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

8.L.6. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.


  
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