Ralston Guided Unit: Cultural Connections
Place: Ancient Egyptian Arts
Objective: Students will understand that art is a reflection of time and place.
Theme: "Identity- What does culture look like?"
Overview: All students will specifically look at the art of the ancient Egyptians and discuss how evidence of culture can be found in art. Each grade level will explore multiple methods of art making and art styles used in ancient Egypt and create original works of art influenced by their understanding of how art shows time and place.
Ralston Guided Unit: Elements of Art
Objective: Students will understand that all artwork are made up of one or more of the seven art elements in artwork.
Theme: "How can I use the Elements of Art?"
Overview: All students will study and discuss the artwork of various cultures and places in Mexico. Each lesson will focus on discussing how artists used line, shape, color, value, texture, space or form in the artwork. Students will use a variety of art making methods focusing on how they use the art elements in their original work of art.
Ralston Guided Unit: Art Movements
Place: EUROPE- Masters of Art and their styles
Objective: Students will understand that art comes in many forms and styles
Theme: "Understanding Art Styles"
Overview: All students will study a particular Art Style developed by artist(s) of Europe. Students will use the same art style they explored to create an original work of art of their own influenced by the artist who is known for developing or using the style. Students will be encouraged to let their own Personal Style show through in their work.*** Unit Connection: Students will also review and understand how each artist uses a process to create art in their individual style as well as build upon knowledge of the seven art elements***
Ralston Guided Unit: Discovering Great Artists
Place: AMERICA- American Artists
Objective: Students will understand that all artists develop particular styles and make multiple pieces of art to convey messages
Theme: "What do I want to say?"
Overview: All students will discuss one or more Famous artist of America in depth. Each lesson will focus on showing students multiple copies/examples of the particular American artist style. Students will create original works of arts influenced by the art of the American Artist studied, as always personal style and expression are encouraged. *** Unit Connections: Students will also reflect on how art is a reflection of culture, time, place. Students will reflect upon the various styles artists create through using the seven art elements. ***
All units I have created for students are designed using Discipline Based Art Education (DBAE). Each unit will include multiple lessons within the unit in the four areas of DBAE; Art History, Art Criticism, Art Aesthetics and Art Production. The very nature of art itself allows for many areas to cross over and connect with each other. In order to fully investigate and explore each "place" we visit during the first four units, I have allowed for the other four Ralston Visual Art Education Guided Units to be included in various learning areas during each "place" we visit.
Ralston Guided Unit:The Art Process
Each grade level will experience a variety of art media and art processes in each unit as they discover art around our world and use this knowledge to create original works of their own.
Ralston Guided Unit: Clay Infusion
Various grade levels will create one or more clay projects through studying one of various cultures above.