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Teaching Diverse Artists
The Importance of Selecting Diverse Artists 1:02
Transitioning From Artist to Student Artwork
Making Contemporary Art Accessible 4:51
Artmaking Based on Contemporary Inspiration 3:02
Taking Artwork Beyond Copying 3:09
Contemporary Art Lessons: Portraiture
Portraiture In Contemporary Art: A Kehinde Wiley Lesson 3:13
Portraiture in Contemporary Art: A Mounira Al Solh Lesson 2:08
Portraiture in Contemporary Art: A Garth Erasmus Lesson 3:59
Contemporary Art Lessons: Abstraction
Abstraction in Contemporary Art: A Hanoch Piven Lesson 3:37
Abstraction in Contemporary Art: A Derrick Adams Lesson 3:45
Abstraction In Contemporary Art: A Heather Hansen Lesson 2:11
The Role of Social Media and Contemporary Artists
Connecting Globally: Sharing Art 3:14
Platforms and Strategies to Find Contemporary Artists 2:51
Strategies for Using Social Media Safely 1:48
Making it Age Appropriate: Issues of Contemporary Art and Censorship at the Elementary Level
Choosing Appropriate Content 1:55
Handling Issues of Censorship 1:47
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
2 PD Hours
1 Gain practical strategies for adapting contemporary art to elementary art lesson plans.
2 Learn how to move students beyond copying a featured artist and into the production of their own original work.
3 See six dynamic lesson ideas, ready for classroom implementation.
Art teachers are adept at including artists from the pantheon of art history, but sometimes it can be difficult to find contemporary art connections, particularly at the elementary level. In this Pro Pack, Jordan DeWilde demonstrates how to find and select contemporary artists, introduce their art in age-appropriate ways, and design dynamic and engaging projects that your elementary students will love. If you are looking to infuse your curriculum with more contemporary content, this Pro Pack is sure to inspire you!
Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
1.4 Develops engaging activities, resources, lessons, and/or centers
1.5 Demonstrates thorough background/content knowledge
1.6 Utilizes knowledge of a variety of art ed methods in planning of content
1.7 Demonstrates willingness to try new methods and approaches
1.8 Utilizes knowledge of art ed philosophies in planning of content
1.9 Demonstrates willingness to expand art ed philosophies knowledge
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.
Jordan DeWilde currently teaches grades 3-6 in Oregon, Illinois. He strives to create an inclusive curriculum by developing lessons with positive representations of diverse artists and issues. Jordan tells his students, “Great art has been created by men and women of different races, cultures, and communities throughout history.” His mission is to teach his students that art is for everyone!