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Create Your Art Museum

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore digital art museums and participate in a discussion comparing and contrasting art museums. They will design and draw their own collaged museum layout, adding color with colored pencils or markers. They will write an artist statement using art vocabulary.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will write an artist statement utilizing art vocabulary.

Students will participate in a discussion around the characteristics, limitations, and possibilities of art museums.

Students will compare and contrast art museums and galleries.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a discussion about the possibilities, limitations, and characteristics within an art museum.
  • Lead a discussion on the difference between museums and galleries.
  • Demonstrate how to create a basic floor plan and layout.
  • Guide students in writing an artist statement utilizing art vocabulary.

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National Standards


Create

Create artist statements using art vocabulary to describe personal choices in art-making.

VA:Cr3.1.5a

Use art vocabulary to describe personal choices in artmaking and in creating artist statements.

5.VA:Cr3

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • 18” x 24” drawing paper
  • 9” x 12” drawing paper
  • Scrap pieces of drawing paper
  • Ruler, pencil, glue stick, & eraser
  • Colored pencils
  • Colored markers
  • Black permanent marker
  • Optional: string

National Standards


Create

Create artist statements using art vocabulary to describe personal choices in art-making.

VA:Cr3.1.5a

Use art vocabulary to describe personal choices in artmaking and in creating artist statements.

5.VA:Cr3

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Steps

Explore Art Museums

Explore three digital art museums. Compare and contrast the necessary items (e.g., bathroom, reception desk, gift shop). Discuss the difference between galleries and museums.

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Instructional Materials

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Museum Brainstorm

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Museum Blueprint

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Lists

30 Art Museums to Explore Online

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Create a Museum Artist Statement

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