Ch 3: Cubist Art Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

If you need to plan an art unit on cubism, check out these convenient teacher resources. Our lesson plan outlines and topical lessons offer you a quick way to design and supplement your cubist art curriculum.

Cubist Art Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find a collection of resources that are designed to simplify your lesson planning process, supplement your instruction and engage your students. The lesson plan outlines cover a variety of topics related to cubist art, including:

  • Cubism
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Picasso's Guernica
  • Cubist sculpture, still life and portraits

In addition to the outlines, the chapter includes supplemental lessons that can easily be incorporated into your classroom instruction. These lessons examine famous cubist artists and interesting facts about cubism. For your convenience, we've made these resources available 24/7 and accessible via any Internet-connected device.

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  • Lesson planning: Offers teachers a quick and easy way to plan a fully dimensional cubist art unit.
  • Additional resources: Provides related supplemental lessons that can help students retain their understanding of cubist art characteristics, works and artists.
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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning cubist art lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific cubist art topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your art class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related cubist art lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important cubist art concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant cubist art-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

13 Lessons in Chapter 3: Cubist Art Lesson Plans
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Cubism Lesson Plan

1. Cubism Lesson Plan

Cubism is one of the most defining art styles of the 20th century. Use this lesson plan to walk them through an explanation of Cubism, especially focusing on differences between Synthetic and Analytical Cubism. Use our lesson to outline the facts before students delve into their own imaginations to create their own pieces of art.

What Is Cubism? - Definition, Characteristics & Artists

2. What Is Cubism? - Definition, Characteristics & Artists

In this lesson, you'll learn about Cubism, the early 20th century art form that challenged tradition and the very meaning of art itself. Both kinds of Cubism are discussed, as are major artists of the movement.

Picasso Lesson Plan

3. Picasso Lesson Plan

Do your students understand the influence that Pablo Picasso had on art? With this lesson plan, you'll find a text lesson that highlights key points about his life and work, an activity that gives students a chance to replicate one of his works, and a quiz that helps to reinforce the content.

Pablo Picasso: Facts, Artwork & Famous Paintings

4. Pablo Picasso: Facts, Artwork & Famous Paintings

As one of the most famous and revolutionary artists of the modern era, Pablo Picasso worked in multiple styles throughout his life, helping to establish the school of Cubist art and popularize Surrealism.

Picasso Lesson Plan for Elementary School

5. Picasso Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Teach your students about the life and work of artist Pablo Picasso with this lesson plan. A text lesson provides a biography of his life and guides them in analyzing his work. Students then apply understanding actively.

Guernica Lesson Plan

6. Guernica Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to introduce students to the artwork 'Guernica' by Pablo Picasso. Students will read a text lesson, discuss the artwork and its context, and create a modern take on the piece.

Picasso's Guernica: Definition, Symbolism & Analysis

7. Picasso's Guernica: Definition, Symbolism & Analysis

In Picasso's most famous political piece, 'Guernica' depicts the death of innocent civilians, the agony of wounded animals, and the fog of war with none of its glories. Read more about this painting and then take a short quiz.

Cubist Sculpture Lesson Plan

8. Cubist Sculpture Lesson Plan

How did the artistic genre of Cubism approach sculpture? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to explore this question and introduce prominent Cubist sculptors. A hands-on activity gives shape to the concepts learned.

Cubist Sculpture: Characteristics & Artists

9. Cubist Sculpture: Characteristics & Artists

Have you ever made a clay figure then pulled it apart and connected the pieces in a different way? This is a simple example of what Cubism does. In this lesson, explore identifying characteristics of Cubist sculpture and learn about the artists who championed it.

Cubist Portraits Lesson Plan

10. Cubist Portraits Lesson Plan

How did Cubists approach portraiture? This lesson plan discusses Cubist portraits with the help of a colorful text lesson. An activity gives students a chance to find their inner Cubist.

Cubist Portraits: Artists & Facts

11. Cubist Portraits: Artists & Facts

Cubist art is known for its still lifes, but major practitioners of the movement like Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Juan Gris created innovative portraits as well. In this lesson, you will learn about some representative examples of Cubist portraiture, and how they relate to the movement as a whole.

Cubist Still Life Lesson Plan

12. Cubist Still Life Lesson Plan

How did the Cubist movement approach still life painting? This lesson plan explains this through an engaging text lesson. An activity asks students to create a Cubist still life featuring classroom objects.

Cubist Still Life: Artists & Paintings

13. Cubist Still Life: Artists & Paintings

Cubism is one of the most innovative and influential art movements of the twentieth century, yet it frequently turned to the traditional genre known as the still life. This lesson will describe how Cubism reinvented the still life, and discuss some illustrative examples.

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