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Ch 7: Famous Sculptors Lesson Plans

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Create a more engaging sculpting class environment using these easy to follow lesson plans. They will explain the life and works of several famous sculptors.

Famous Sculptors Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Take the stress out of planning with these effective lesson plan guidelines. Each one gives you a basic framework that makes it easy to create a custom curriculum for your students. The lessons explore the biographies of some famous sculptors, including Louise Nevelson, Henry Moore and Joseph Cornell, as well as giving examples of their work.

How It Helps

  • Common core: Ensures your art history lessons achieve mandated educational goals
  • Student engagement: Provides ways to bring the topic alive for your students and increase classroom participation
  • Additional resources: Includes interesting activities and assignments as well as useful videos

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning art history lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific art history topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your sculpture class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related sculpture 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 art history concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant art history activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

11 Lessons in Chapter 7: Famous Sculptors Lesson Plans
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Joan Miro Lesson Plan

1. Joan Miro Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach students about the artist Joan Miro. Students will read two text lessons outlining his personal life and analyzing his artistic contributions. After learning about Miro's life and work, students will apply what they've learned to a hands-on activity.

Joan Miro's Artwork: Paintings & Sculptures

2. Joan Miro's Artwork: Paintings & Sculptures

Miro is a transitional artist in modern art from the world of interpreted representation to the quest to portray the inner space of the emotional and inner mind. Miro's journey in artwork from the intricate detalism into the world of abstraction is a portrait of transition.

Joan Miro: Biography, Facts & Quotes

3. Joan Miro: Biography, Facts & Quotes

Have you ever wanted to draw your dreams? Or paint something so large that it stretched across a wall? In this lesson, we'll explore the life and words of Spanish artist Joan Miro.

Louise Nevelson Lesson Plan

4. Louise Nevelson Lesson Plan

Teach your students about abstract sculpture artist Louise Nevelson using this lesson plan. Students read about her early life and work as an artist, then view and analyze images of her art. Finally, students get creative, mimicking her techniques in their work.

Artist Louise Nevelson: Sculptures & Paintings

5. Artist Louise Nevelson: Sculptures & Paintings

How much do you know about 20th century abstract sculpture? If you're an art buff, you may know about the contributions of Louise Nevelson. In this lesson, we'll go over this artist's life and works.

Alexander Calder Lesson Plan

6. Alexander Calder Lesson Plan

Who was Alexander Calder and what did he contribute to the art world? This lesson plan outlines important facts and achievements in Calder's life. To help learning stick, a hands-on activity will challenge students to create their own piece in the style of Alexander Calder.

Alexander Calder: Biography, Sculptures & Paintings

7. Alexander Calder: Biography, Sculptures & Paintings

Nearly every time new parents are setting up a nursery, they pick a mobile to hang above their child's crib to encourage visual stimulation. The mobile wouldn't be there if it weren't for Alexander Calder, the inventor of the mobile.

Henry Moore Lesson Plan

8. Henry Moore Lesson Plan

Who was Henry Moore and how did he use his artwork to express his opinion on humanity? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to summarize the life and work of the artist. A hands-on activity allows students to experiment with sculpture in the style of Henry Moore.

Henry Moore: Sculpture, Artwork & Biography

9. Henry Moore: Sculpture, Artwork & Biography

Henry Moore is often considered to be one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. In this lesson, we're going to explore his life and works, and see what sets him apart from the rest.

Joseph Cornell Lesson Plan

10. Joseph Cornell Lesson Plan

Who was Joseph Cornell and how did he set himself apart in the art world? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to explain the artist's life and career. An activity inspires students to create a shadowbox in the style of Joseph Cornell.

Joseph Cornell: Biography, Art & Quotes

11. Joseph Cornell: Biography, Art & Quotes

Does art have to be drawing, painting, or sculpture? Could you invent a new kind of art? In this lesson, explore the dream-like creations of American artist Joseph Cornell.

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