Art Analysis

Self-Paced Lesson 

During the Art Analysis lesson, students will analyze artwork from the Autry’s Collections Online by looking closely at the artwork before describing and sketching it. Students will also ask questions, read detailed information, and write what they learned about the artwork. Then students will share their sketch and what they learned about the artwork with others.

Standards

Lesson Resources

Lesson: PDF in full; PDF in Spanish - Coming Soon!

Student Response Sheet: Student Response Sheet (fillable PDF); Student Response Sheet (fillable PDF) in Spanish - Coming Soon!

Teaching Tips for Different Learning Environments

Whole Class In-Person Learning:

Activate - Activate students’ prior knowledge.

  • Ask the whole class to share the different types of artwork that they have previously seen.

Investigate - Have students analyze an artwork.

  • Follow the instructions in the Dear Caregiver or Educator letter on page 1.

Demonstrate - Have students demonstrate their learning by sharing their work with others.

  • Ask the students to share the sketches that they made of the artwork and what they learned about the artwork with a partner.

Whole Class Distance Learning:

  • Follow the Whole Class In-Person Learning instructions.
  • Have students demonstrate their learning by posting their sketches along with what they learned about the artwork for others to view through Padlet or Flipgrid.

 Associated Resources

Lesson: A Hidden History - The Chinese Community

Lesson: Art and Activism - Black Lives Matter

Lesson: Art and Activism - Desert Communities

Lesson: Art and Activism - Gold Rush

Lesson: Gold Rush Art Analysis

Lesson: Object Analysis

Lesson: Westward Expansion Art Analysis

Lesson: When I Remember I See Red - American Indian Art and Activism in California Art Analysis


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