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In this project, students present a historical artist to the class with a speech, poster/PowerPoint, and original art in the artist’s style
Art, Social Studies
9, 10, 11, 12
Title – Artists in History
By – Viktoria Sonstegard
Primary Subject – Art
Secondary Subjects – Social Studies
Grade Level – 9-12
CP Art Project
Go to the library to research an artist from any century.
Be creative in your choice of artist!
Use reference books and the internet
Project has three parts:
- Short research paper
- Poster or PowerPoint
- Oral presentation of the material
Information to include in the paper, 1 – 2 pages, double-spaced including
Name, date and period
Birth date and provenance (location)
Where they lived and studied
What made their work unique or changed the direction of art?
What style of art did they produce?
Visual illustrations – Xerox or print images from sites online
Oral Presentation to the class includes
- Poster with images and information computer generated or NEATLY hand printed OR PowerPoint with slides printed out and handed in.
- Time for oral presentation is minimum 5 minutes. Write or print out what you intend to say and rehearse it before your presentation.
- Do NOT select Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Van Gogh or Georgia O’Keefe.
Follow up assignment: A work of art created by you that is in the “style” of the artist you have chosen. Do NOT copy their work, your piece must be original.
Oral Presentation: 50 points (thorough, accurate information)
Poster/PowerPoint Presentation: 25 points, Follow-up Art work: 25
E-Mail Viktoria Sonstegard !