Exploring Symbolism: Your Life as Abstract Art
Lesson Objective: Students create abstract art symbolizing their personal life journeys
Grades 3-5 / Art / Symbolism

Thought starters

  1. Why does Ms. Sharples advise against only projecting examples of art?
  2. See how students analyze examples of abstract art and the artist's purpose How and why does Ms. Sharples model her thought process in creating her own piece of abstract art?
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Maybe, talking about abstract art you would like to have a look at this short video about "White on white" by Kasimir Malevich. Made with the idea of flipped class https://vimeo.com/channels/historiadelart/96303105 My best wishes from Barcelona, Europe Manel
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Wonderful! Thank you!
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Where are the resources for the abstract art you used?
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As a brand new art teacher - this was such a wonderful model to aspire to some day!
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  • Summary

    Great lesson ideas for Key Stage 2 pupils learning about abstract art.
    Teacher, Zoe Sharples, takes her KS2 pupils on

    Summary

    Great lesson ideas for Key Stage 2 pupils learning about abstract art.
    Teacher, Zoe Sharples, takes her KS2 pupils on an abstract art journey. She asks them to look at abstract art and then create a piece themselves.
    In displaying existing art works and discussing the artist's intentions, she encourages pupils to imagine a map, and that the paintings are describing a journey.
    The children are allowed to react to the abstract art in a very honest way. Zoe then shows the class her own pieces of art and answers questions about its symbolism.
    The children use oil pastels to create their own maps and discuss the meanings behind each artistic decision they make. Finally, they critique each others work in a classroom gallery.

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