The Wonderful World of Art
How Do Abstract Artists See The World?


By
Ellie Tognolini


Table of Contents:
Overview
Understanding and Objectives
    • Core Understandings and Learning Objectives
Content and Activities
    • WRL
    • KWL Chart
    • What is abstract art?
    • Abstract Artist- Pablo Picasso
    • What Materials do Abstract Artists use?
    • Lets Talk About Art
    • Abstract You
    • Drawing Shapes
    • Reflection
    • Rubric
Topic:
Art
Themes:
Abstract Art
Focus Content Area:
Performing Arts
Grade Level:
1


Overview:

Project Overview


This project will be about abs tract art.  We will study what abstract art is, how we can make abstract art, what tools we use to make abstract art, and study some abstract artists and their work.  We will get to see some pictures of artistís abstract art and then make abstract artwork of our own!

Project Rationale


 Creating pieces of art enhances our learning and enables us to be creative in many different ways.  Through art we can express our individuality and create something of our own.  We can use our imaginations to make any piece of art.  Art is fun!



Understanding and Objectives:

Core Understandings and Learning Objectives

Objectives

-Students will learn about abstract art. 
    What is abstract art? How is it different than regular art? How do we make     abstract art? What materials can we use?

-Students will complete activities and worksheets about art.

-Students will create an abstract self portrait.

Core Understanding

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Identify the elements of art in objects in nature, in the environment, and in works.

-Write brief expository descriptions of a real object, person, place, or event, using sensory details. of art, emphasizing line, color, shape/form, and texture.

- Distinguish among various media when looking at works of art (e.g., clay, paints, drawing materials).

-Create artwork based on observations of actual objects and everyday scenes.

- Use texture in two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art.

-Learning about art helps us identify core elements used to make art.

-Creating our own art helps us express our creativity.





Content and Activities:

WRL

Here is a site about abstract art. It tells us about abstract art and what abstract art is. It teaches us about the use of line, color, shape and balance in abstract artwork. It gives many examples of abstract art so we can see the difference between abstract art and non-abstract art.




Abstract WRL


KWL Chart

Use this sheet throughout the art lesson and activities process to record questions and information.  As we work our way through these fun and interesting activities, we will use this sheet as a reference.  Before we begin, we will write what we already know, what we want to know, and then at the end we will write what we have learned.

KWL Chart





What is abstract art?

Introduction To the World of Art


As a class we will discuss what art is. We will learn the difference between abstract art and non-abstract art. Students will give ideas about what art means to them and how they make their own pieces of artwork. Students will explain what they already know about art and why art is fun to them.

We will get to have some fun with art. We will look at this PowerPoint presentation to learn about what abstract art is, what materials we use to make art and learn who some abstract artists are. We will get to have some fun with art! We will create our own abstract artwork and make abstract portraits of ourselves.



Abstract Artist- Pablo Picasso

This page we will look at art some work of Pablo Picasso. Pablo Picasso was a very famous abstract artist. His artwork is very well known. We will look at his artwork and see the different shapes, lines and colors he uses. We will compare his abstract artwork with non-abstract art. We will look at the differences between the two forms of art.



Here is a painting done by Pablo Picasso. This is a painting of three musicians. Can you tell? What are the differences between this abstract painting with a non-abstract painting?






Here is a painting done by Pablo Picasso. It is a painting of a young woman. How is this abstract painting different from a non-abstract painting?










This is a painting of a female face. How is this abstract portrait different from a non-abstract potrait? What is different about it and what is the same?








Activity: How can we tell these three abstract paintings are different than non-abstract paintings?


1.3. Identify the elements of art in objects in nature, in the environment, and in works of art, emphasizing line, color, shape/form, and texture.


What Materials do Abstract Artists use?

We will identify the materials that are used to create abstract artwork. What materials can we use to create art? In the worksheep provided, circle the materials we can use to make artwork. This will help us learn what materials we can use to create a piece of art. Then, list the elements of abstract art as we learned in the powerpoint presentation. Write three sentences about what abstract art is.                                            
                                       

 


  activity one




1.2. Distinguish among various media when looking at works of art (e.g., clay, paints, drawing materials).
Analyze Art Elements and Principles of Design
1.3. Identify the elements of art in objects in nature, in the environment, and in works of art, emphasizing line, color, shape/form, and texture.


Lets Talk About Art

Now we will look at some of the words we have learned about art. In the worksheet provided, write the appropriate word into the sentence which it belongs.  For example, if we see a picture of a boy using crayons in his workbook, we know he is coloring.

Letís Talk About Art






ELA-1.II.2.2. Write brief expository descriptions of a real object, person, place, or event, using sensory details.


Abstract You

Now we will draw an abstract picture of ourselves on a blank piece of paper. Use different shapes, lines and colors in your picture. You may use all the materials we have learned about. Take notice how your portrait is different than a non-abstract portrait of yourself. Be creative and use your imagination! Art if fun and now we get to have fun with it! Here are some examples. Notice the difference between the non-abstract portraits and the abstract portraits.





2.1. Use texture in two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art.
Communication and Expression Through Original Works of Art
2.8. Create artwork based on observations of actual objects and everyday scenes.


Drawing Shapes

MATERIALS

* 9" x 12" white drawing paper

* Pencils

* Black markers

* Crayons













Show the students how to do a controlled scribbled line by slowly drawing one continuous line with a black marker. Draw the line up, down and all around the paper. When they draw their line, they first use a pencil and then trace over it with a black marker. When they are finished with the line, they are instructed to connect it back to the beginning, making one continuous line. The students are now ready to find shapes in this entanglement. They are supposed to color these shapes using crayons. They are also instructed to add patterns to some of the shapes.After finishing part of the lesson, they are asked to add additional lines with a black marker to complete any objects they might now see in their artwork and are ready to come up with a title for their picture.



2.1. Use texture in two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art.
Communication and Expression Through Original Works of Art
2.4. Plan and use variations in line, shape/form, color, and texture to communicate ideas or feelings in works of art.


Reflection

After this lesson, students will have an understanding of what abstract art and non-abstract art is.  Students will be able to compare the two forms of art and identify things which are different and the same about the two art styles.  Students will have had the chance to create these forms of art on their own.  Students will be able to reflect on some of the things they learned about art in general and have their own art projects to take home.

Here is an activity to do with the class.

Activity: Write a complete sentence telling us what you learned about abstract art. Your sentence can be about what abstract art is, how it is different than regular art, what materials we can use, or explain how abstract art looks. Here is your starter sentence.
   
What I learned about abstract art is___________________________________
______________________________________________________________.

And then draw a picture for us. Here is my example.

What I learned about abstract art is that it is not a real representation of something and that making abstract art is fun.






Rubric

Here is the rubric for assessing student work. 

Art Rubric