School of Education
Curriculum & Teaching
Prof. John Toth, Ph.D. / email@example.com
|TIME||MIN||THE ARTS AS COMMUNICATION...
for the post modern educator
|1:30||15||Introduce BODY LANGUAGE as a form of communication.
AIM: Understand how artists use the energy of line in bodies to create movement.
How do composers use duration to create qualities that effect dance movement. Understanding how body language communicates balance. Understand ways in which artists communicate meaning using interactive body language.
The Arts Standards for NY
The Arts Standard 1
Dance - Identify and demonstrate movement elements and skills (such as bend, twist, slide, skip, hop)
Music - sing songs and play instruments, maintaining tone quality.
Theater - use creative drama to communicate ideas and feelings.
Visual Arts - understand and use the elements and principles of art (line, color, texture, shape) to communicate their ideas.
|Talk-about, critical thinking and
Artwork under study:
Alberto Giacometti, “Annette”
How do Kahlo, Giacometti
and Lawrence use body language and facial expression to communicate emotion,
ideas and symbolic meaning?
Henri Matisse. The Dance, 1911. o/c
DANCE / Cunningham / pedestrian gesture
DANCE / Urban Bush Women,
MUSIC / Claude Debussy, Claire De Lune
SKILL ACTIVITY: Choose and complete ONE skill activity.
Dance - create 5 different linear / angular gestures in a group.
|CREATIVE ACTIVITY: Choose and complete ONE creative activity.
SHAPES WITH ATTITUDE
Draw a large circle that just fits inside the page. Students will take turns presenting a pose with a specific attitude. Sketch a pose with the feet on the bottom inside the circle. Rotate page and add another pose. Sketch and rotate 8 times. Place a meaningful object in the center that relates to the combined poses.
- Reflect on student generated artworks.
Theater - Write a dialogue for The Dance. And enact.
Music - Use percussion instruments to create 3 different rhythms that accompany your 3 sketches.
- Henri Matisse
- Jacob Lawrence & Lanston Hughes, Migration series. Artist and writer collaboration.
ART EDUCATION: Practice and Theory. Lincoln Center Institute