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Lesson Plans

Re: Art History ??!!

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Tue, 29 Sep 1998 20:04:51 -0500

Not only will historic art on CD's catch their attention, but art in
advertising. I point out to my students how advertisers love to use famous
pictures for ads for their products. Anytime that art is connected to
something in the media ( and the students of today are sure intune with the
media) it definitely catches their attention.
I put up a famous work of art in a special place every week for the students to
view. It's my way of squeezing in a little more art history in a 6 week time
period. The students have the week to record the title and artist in their
sketchbook. For their final test they will have to identify a few of the
When The Scream was up, many told me about the Saturn car ad that features the
picture. When the picture Blue Boy was up, I put a picture of a Dutch Boy
paint ad featuring Blue Boy. And I also have an ad for veggie burgers that
features one of Rousseau's work. Whenever I see an ad that incorporates a
famous picture in a magazine or newspaper I tear it out . The kids love seeing
the connections of art and advertising.

Debbie Nicholas wrote:

> Sandra wrote:
> >>>>>>>once I had students create CD cover designs incorporating famous
> works of art<<<<<
> This reminds me of the inside cover of the Savage Garden CD. One of my
> students was telling me about how cool this picture was. When they brought
> the CD to school I told them the picture was a part of a painting by
> Hieronymus Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights." They were amazed that a
> group as cool as Savage Garden would have used part of a painting created
> that long ago. I grab those opportunities any time they come along.
> Debbie Nicholas
> Linden-Kildare Jr. High
> 102 N. Taylor
> Linden, TX 75563
> dnick
> "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to
> remain an artist once he grows up."
> - Pablo Picasso