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Lesson Plans

Re: style

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Tue, 24 Aug 1999 01:00:34 EDT

In a message dated 8/23/99 6:03:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

I am interested in teaching the concept of "style" to my Art II kids. I
it is important for them to realize their uniqueness as they learn to master
skills. Do any of you have good ideas or examples to teach kids what style
is? or to define it?

Bloomington High School >>
Dear Marcia:
I define "style" to my students as "An artist's special way of making art
which he uses often. The artist's style helps you recognize who has made an
artwork." The definition is from an old art book that I found amongst the
supplies when I took my present teaching job. I use this as a vocabulary
word, and in conjunction with Norman Rockwell lessons. He has an easily
identifiable style (with respect to children), as do most famous artists.
Rockwell's signature has been a point of interest to my kids, too. Whoops, I
just realized you said "Art II" so perhaps this is too basic, as I teach k-6.
Maybe a lesson in which your students design/redesign their own "signature"
to be used on all future artwork?
Hope this helps.