8. Revolutionary Reflections

Learning Targets:
  1. Use observational skills apply knowledge of art techniques and materials to create a personal piece of art or invention that illustrates or demonstrates the concept of revolution.
  2. Apply knowledge of causes and effects of revolution.
  3. Evaluate the impact that revolution has political, social, and/or economic structures.
Essential Questions:
  1. What is a revolution?
  2. What types of events or circumstances give rise to a revolution?
  3. How does a revolution impact the political, social, and/or economic structures?
Scenario:
 
The North Carolina Museum of Art is planning an exhibition around the concept of revolution. Artists, like yourself, have been invited to submit pieces for consideration in the collection. Your piece should communicate the meaning and implications of revolution.
 
Inspiration:
 
Throughout this unit, we have looked at a variety of art pieces that convey the message of revolution. Take a moment to review a few of these pieces. You may look back over the unit for more of the pieces.
 
Example 1.  Roger Brown - American Landscape with Revolutionary Heroes - North Carolina Museum of Art
 
Example 2.  John George Brown - A Tough Story - North Carolina Museum of Art
 
 
Example 3. Rob Amberg - Jim Smyre and Family Planting Tobacco - North Carolina Museum of Art
 
 
 
Example 4. Jean Francois-Millet - Peasant Spreading Manure - North Carolina Museum of Art
 
 
 
Example 5. Don't Tread on Me
 
 
 
Materials:
  • Classroom Supplies:
    • Watercolor Paints & Brushes
    • Sketching Paper
    • Scissors
  • Student Supplies:
    • Collect "found" objects
    • Collect recycled or recyclable items
    • Any other materials required but not provided by the classroom teacher
Directions:
  1. Students will select one of the following forms of art to express their understanding of revolution.
    1. Painting
    2. Sculpture
    3. Collage or Mosaic
    4. Invention or Innovation
  2. They will create a sketch of their piece and identify the mediums they will use to create the product.
  3. Next, they will produce their art piece using the materials they have collected or are provided.
  4. Upon completion of the piece, students will create a placard that will be displayed with their piece. The teacher will provide a notecard to serve as the placard. The placard must contain the following information:
    1. Student First and Last Name
    2. Name of the Piece
    3. Date
    4. Art Form Used
    5. Materials Used
    6. (Answer this question) - Was your piece based on a particular piece of art? If so, which piece inspired you and how? If not, what provided the inspiration for your art piece?
    7. (Answer this question) - How does your art piece illustrate the concept of revolution.
  5. Presentations will be made by the students to their classmates. They should be prepared to share the answers to 6. and 7., from above, in their presentation.
  6. Student work will then be placed in the media and students will participate in a museum walk through the exhibits.
Assessment:
 
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