Graphic Design 1 – Week 1 – World Alphabets

Syllabus & Project 604_Project_1_revised Art_604_2016 CLASS NOTES History of the Alphabet World Alphabets – quick sample Vedas – India ‘Dresden Codex’– Maya Heiroglyphics – Cartouche Examples – Egypt Trajan Column– Italy *Other examples of world alphabets/letterforms/logographics – Egyptian, Mayan, Sanskrit, Arabic, Thai, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Armenian The Alphabet that we us in contemporary English has…

Relearning Thanksgiving

Description: This lesson asks students and teachers to critically examine the way the Thanksgiving holiday and its history are taught in K-12 schools and in popular media. Documents and videos are provided showing various contemporary Native American perspectives on Thanksgiving so that students can seek to understand the complexity of this so-called holiday and learn why some…

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Photoshop, Ethics & Body Image

Description: This lesson is a critical examination on photo retouching. It can be used in conjunction with a lesson on teen health, eating disorders, bulimia, anorexia, photo retouching, critical media studies, health and art class. LESSON PLAN: Grade: 9-12 Time:  3-5, 50 minute sessions Introduction: This lesson introduces students to techniques for photo retouching using…

Critique Strategies

Description: Critiques are a commonplace activity in most post-secondary art schools. The critique is a dedicated time to discuss, review, examine and provide constructive criticism or praise for a work of art. For many students this is one of the few times that their voices are heard and taken into consideration. All too often K-12…

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Analyzing Music Videos

Description: This lesson provides strategies for analyzing music videos and the messages, themes, lyrics and symbols they use. The lesson is influenced by the the work presented in  Press Pause: Critically Contextualizing Music Video in Visual Culture and Art Education by Pamela G. Taylor. Thank you Pamela! http://www.questia.com/library/1P3-1261926661/press-pause-critically-contextualizing-music-video LESSON PLAN: Grade: 9-12 or College Level…