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An Introduction to Visual Culture 5:14
Understanding Visual Culture
Understanding Visual Culture 1:30
Negative Connotations with Visual Culture 1:23
Working with Street Art
Incorporating Street Art into Your Curriculum 2:14
Street Art Project Ideas 4:40
Using Printed Media
Drawing Inspiration from Printed Media 1:50
Printed Media Project Ideas 3:39
The Importance of Pop Culture and The Internet
Utilizing Ideas from the Internet and Popular Culture 4:32
Harnessing the Power of Social Media
How and Why to Bring Social Media into Your Classroom 1:37
Lesson Ideas Influenced By Social Media 3:37
Working with Fashion Trends
Fashion Trends and Visual Culture 2:15
Lessons Ideas Inspired by Fashion 5:32
Integrating Social Issues
Advice for Dealing with Social Issues 3:43
Using Mind Mapping to Prompt Social Issues Lessons 4:44
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
3 PD Hours
1 Learn specific strategies for utilizing visual culture in your classroom
2 Discover ways to help your students incorporate social media, fashion, pop culture, and street art in their work
3 Explore ideas to help students react to social issues in discussions, critiques, and artworks
Curriculum based on visual culture moves the focus away from the traditional institutionalized artwork and towards a broader range of visual art and cultural issues. The focus is on how art shapes our daily lives and the human experience. In this Learning Pack, you will see how to bring a plethora of visual culture influences into your teaching, including social media, fashion, street art, and popular culture. No matter what level you teach, these videos and resources will give you concrete ideas to get started.
Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
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
Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.
Writer at AOEU, Middle School Art Teacher, and PRO Facilitator
Abby is a 7th and 8th grade art teacher in Omaha, NE. She focuses on creating meaningful experiences for her students through technology integration, innovation, and creativity.