“Art Lessons in the Classroom”: ArtsEd Washington Curriculum Portal

Lesson 4: Abstract Objects

Description of Project:
Students use a representational drawing as a basis for an abstract print. (Second of two lessons.)

Problem to Solve:
How does an artist change the way a viewer thinks about an object?

Student Understanding:
Simplifying or exaggerating an object can create an abstract portrayal or another way of thinking about the object.

Learning Standards:
Visual Art
1.1.a Brainstorm collaboratively multiple approaches to an art or design problem.

1.2.a Mark art or design with various materials and tools to explored personal interests, questions, and curiosity.

2.1.a Experiment with various materials and tools to explore personal interests in a work of art or design.

2.2.a Demonstrate safe procedures for using and cleaning art tools, equipment, and studio spaces.

7.2.a Categorize images based on expressive properties

Common Core ELA
2.SL.2 Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through
other media.
2.RI.9. Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.


Related Examples

Washington Masterworks: from the Frye Art Museum and the King County Public Art Collection

Photos courtesy of the Frye Art Museum and 4Culture.