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Fauvism Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

How did Fauvism emerge in the art world and what is it all about? This lesson plan uses an engaging video lesson to explain Fauvism to students. An activity gives them a chance to demonstrate the characteristics of Fauvist art.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'Fauvism'
  • summarize the Fauvist art movement
  • list the characteristics of Fauvist art

Length

  • 1.5 - 2 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.3

Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11-12 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.7

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.9

Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.

Materials

  • Images of several well-known Fauvist paintings
  • An example of Impressionistic art
  • An example of Post-Impressionistic art
  • A worksheet created using the quiz from the associated video lesson
  • Canvas or very heavyweight paper
  • Acrylic paints in bold colors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Slips of paper on which are written emotions, one for each student

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