Art Appreciation

Welcome to the Tamaques Art Appreciation program!

This program is about learning and experiencing art and artists in fun and engaging way. The goal is for each child is to take away not only an appreciation for art but also to identify the life lessons the art world provides. The program will be fun for the students AND volunteers, with interesting lesson plans and activities. It will be exciting to see each grade display their interpretation of the art they are learning about in the hallways of Tamaques.

The program will be:

  • Uniform for all students in all grades. All students will work on the same artists/art genres at the same time
  • The program will feature 2 art appreciation lessons each year
  • Volunteers will be given a specific week to complete their project with their class. Please coordinate with your child's teacher for specific times that they are available.
  • The lessons will be predefined and EASY to complete with your class
  • There will be NO making up your own projects or searching for an appropriate artist for your class
  • This program is a 5 year plan, lessons will NOT be repeated next year as a new set of lessons will be prepared to continue your child’s journey in the Art Appreciation program.
 

Currently, we are in the second year of the 5 year rotation. So, if your child is above first grade they have already experienced some of these projects.

This program utilizes all the modern technology our school provides so the lessons are engaging and interactive. The art featured will come with a PowerPoint presentation to be shown in class and talking points for you to discuss with them. Included will be a brief history, matching visual examples of the art, and if possible, any multimedia items that fit the projects. A lesson plan will also be included with a grade appropriate project for your class to complete. There will be a 10 minute-2 hour maximum advance prep time for each lesson prior to stepping into the classroom.

Materials, along with sample projects will be available so you will not need to purchase anything on your own. There may also be periodic meetings to help coordinate and prepare materials for the classes. Look out for messages in your inbox. If you are available to assist that will be appreciated.

Lesson plans will be posted here for you to download. Please download and print and most importantly, READ before you present. The only thing you will need to do is make copies of the student take home paper for your class. Presentations work best in PowerPoint, not Google slides.

Thanks for supporting Art Appreciation at Tamaques! I hope you find this program useful for your children.

To sign up to volunteer for a lesson in your child's classroom contact your child's room parent.

Liza Biggers and Lauren Troisi

Art Appreciation Chairpersons

 

Current

 

Project 2:

Week of Feb 3-7 Chagall: Create from the Heart

 

Lesson Plan

Chagall Image Template

PowerPoint Presentation

Student Take Home

 

 

 

 
Archive
 
Year 5
 

Project 3 APR/MAY/JUNE

Dalí: Turn Your Dreams into Art

Lesson Plan

PowerPoint Presentation

Student Take Home

 

Project 2 JAN/FEB/MAR

Seurat: A Trick of the Eye

Lesson Plan

PowerPoint Presentation

Student Take Home 

 

Project 1 OCT/NOV/DEC

Picasso: Inventor of Cubism

Lesson Plan

PowerPoint Presentation

Student Take Home

 

Year 4

MC Escher: Where Math Meets Art

Lesson Plan

PowerPoint Presentation

Student Take Home

 

Gustav Klimt: Master of Decorative Art

Lesson Plan

PowerPoint Presentation

Student Take Home


Wasilly Kandinsky: Inventor of Abstract Art

Lesson Plan

PowerPoint Presentation

Student Take Home


Year 3

History of Animation

Lesson Plan

PowerPoint Presentation

Student Take Home

 

20th Century Art: Make Everyday into Art

Lesson Plan

PowerPoint Presentation

Student Take Home

 

Architecture: Dream Like an Artist, Think Like an Engineer

Lesson Plan

Project "Accessory" Sheet

PowerPoint Presentation

Student Take Home

 

Year 2

Pictures of the Floating World

Lesson Plan

PowerPoint Presentation

Origami Instructions

Student Take Home

 

Chagall: Create from the Heart

Week of Feb 3-7

Lesson Plan

Chagall Image Template

PowerPoint Presentation

Student Take Home

 

Year 1

Project 1
Matisse: Drawing with Scissors

Lesson Plan

1st and 2nd Grade template

PowerPoint Presentation

Student Take Home

 

Project 2:

Faith Ringgold: Make it Your Own

Lesson Plan

PowerPoint Presentation

Student Take Home

Project 3:

Egyptian Art: Breaking the Code

Lesson Plan

PowerPoint Presentation

Student Take Home