Online Lessons

Ogden Museum Online Lessons For the Classroom: Angola | Melvin Edwards 5-12 Grades

Español abajo.  This activity introduces students to a dynamic living African American artist who uses found objects and traditional blacksmithing techniques to create high and low relief sculptures. Students will learn about the significance of the artist’s travels to Africa and how his time living and working there has influenced his artwork. Students will create…

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Ogden Museum Online Lessons For the Classroom: San Romano, Monticello, Brick II | Robert Reed Grades 2-5

Español abajo Students will use masking tape and paint to create a two-dimensional, geometric abstract painting inspired by Robert Reed’s, San Romano, Monticello, Brick. Students will compare and contrast Reed’s painting to that of the Renaissance painting The Battle of San Romano, by Paolo Ucello. Students will use these two works as they develop their…

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Ogden Museum Online Lessons For the Classroom: Interior with Cat | Benny Andrews Grades 2-5

Español abajo Students will create a still life set-up in their home with a few favorite objects. They will then create a rough sketch of the still life and fill in the drawing with collage. Students will learn about arranging objects in space, drawing large shapes, cutting out fabric and paper materials and gluing scraps…

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Ogden Museum Online Lessons For the Classroom: Flowing River | Clementine Hunter

Español abajo Students will create an elongated painting or drawing of a river and outdoor scenes from their lives that are fond memories or bring them joy. Students will practice making artistic choices relating to orientation of the image, color choices for the background and foreground, learning and using stacked perspective and incorporating narratives into…

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Ogden Museum Online Lessons For the Classroom: Throop Street Series: Thalos Script | Arlington Weithers

Español abajo Students will create an abstracted painting using white glue or wood glue and any acrylic or tempera paints around the house to create a moody and cracked surface composition. The focus is to create a mood using color and tones in the painting. This project flies by in no time, so you may…

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Ogden Museum Online Lessons For the Classroom: Untitled | Minnie Evans

Español abajo Students will create an abstracted self-portrait using symmetry and inspirations from nature that reflects decorative patterns as well as an understanding of value changes in color. This is a great exercise to teach students about the use of their left and right brain hemispheres. Creating the image in one side of the paper…

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Ogden Museum Online Lessons For the Classroom: Vanessa's Secrets | Jeffrey Cook

Español abajo Jeffrey Cook was an artist that took everyday objects and refuse and transformed them into new, layered, and complex pieces of art. In Vanessa’s Secrets, Cook frames an interior rectangle, a journal, mummified in pink. Use this lesson to guide 2-8 grade students into making their own Paper Mache sculpture of secret thoughts and…

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Ogden Museum Online Lessons For the Classroom: Sam Gilliam's Drape Work

Abstract artists often use color and shape to express emotions or ideas. Using Drape Work, by Sam Gilliam as inspiration, create a color wash painting and sculpture that reveals the hues and movement of your own emotions. Sam Gilliam is an African American artist who works in color field painting and lyrical abstraction. Gilliam lives and works…

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