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Art Controversy

Richard Serra Tilted Arc / Henry Moore The Archer

Big Idea:

Defining art as a person and a society

Description of Setting:

High School Art Classroom, 30+ students, 9 tables, 35 chairs, 2 sinks, projector

Public School, Fall Semester, 1st Quarter

45 minute class periods

Art History:

Artists create controversy in all facets of time and space. Be it a sculpture, painting, song, or drawing. The arts cause people to react in both good ways. We will look at artists who have caused controversy in society.

These artists are: Richard Serra, Henry Moore

Goal and Outcomes:

Students will work as a group to promote or take away from the artwork and artist in question.

Students will be the judge and jury as to why this is or is not art and what should happen to the art work.

A paper will be made and a presentation will be given to state there point of view.

Positive Critique will be had at end of class.

Discussion pertaining to gestural drawing in class. Is it art? How did it make you feel? Does this give you opportunities to express yourselves in other ways?


Paper, computers, pencils, projector

Management Procedure:

Students will arrive on time and take there seats for attendance. Students will stay attentive and quiet while working.Students will not text on cell phones. Students will raise hand with questions. Students will respect one another and the work that is being created. Students will give positive feed back.

Instructional Process:

Students will walk into class and take their seats and wait for instruction. Once everyone is quiet students will receive a brief informative talk on art criticism and its relationship to its community.

Students will be broken up into 4 groups. two group sets will get one artist to discuss whether a piece of art should be saved or taken away.

Students will write a paper as a group and give a presentation to their peers discussing and stating factual evidence about the art and the people who have to live with it.

The teacher is the judge and the students of the opposite groups the jury.

We will find out whether the artwork is worth the risk.

Students will have the opportunity to pick an artist discussed to start there paper. This paper will help create an art history book and test material at the end of the year.

As the time nears end, the students will find their table and wait for the bell patiently.

Student will leave the classroom courteous of one another.

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