Discovering Expressionist Techniques



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Introduction 0:58

What is Expressionism?

How to Define Expressionism 2:31

Engaging Students with Expressionism 1:15

Introducing Expressionist Concepts

Famous Artists and Artworks 5:12

Characteristics and Formal Qualities 2:37

Getting Started with Artmaking

5 Key Expressionist Techniques 2:07

Utilizing Sketchbook Assignments 4:43

Simple Projects that Incorporate Expressionism 7:53

How to Teach Expressionist Drawing

Markmaking and Expressionist Techniques 4:22

Expressionism and Self-Portraits 3:47

How to Teach Expressionist Painting

A Beginning Lesson Using Expressionist Techniques 4:26

An Advanced Lesson Using Expressionist Techniques 6:52


Conclusion 0:18

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Discovering Expressionist Techniques

2 PD Hours

  • 1 Learn about essential expressionist techniques and how to introduce them to your students

  • 2 Explore the characteristics, formal qualities, and vocabulary of expressionism

  • 3 Discover the best ways to incorporate expressionism into different aspects of your curriculum

Expressionism is visually and conceptually fascinating, but it can be difficult to introduce to your students. In this Learning Pack, explore a variety of approaches for introducing expressionist artists, vocabulary, media, and techniques. Gain specific ideas for lessons, critiques, assessments, and more. It’s everything you need to teach the ideas of Expressionism in your classroom!

Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
1.8 Utilizes knowledge of art ed philosophies in planning of content

Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.
Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.


Haley Parker

Haley Parker

AOE Graduate Instructor and PRO Facilitator

Haley is an Abstract Expressionist painter who received her MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She is a former elementary art teacher and current graduate instructor at the Art of Education who loves sharing her passion through teaching art!


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