K-12 Resources

Lesson plans for K-12 grades using art work from Gregory Allicar Museum of Art's Permanent Collection.
The lesson plans created and developed by Gregory Allicar Museum of Art are provided for teachers as a way to utilize works of art from the Museum's Permanent Collection. Although the objects may not always be on display, the images are provided so that these lessons can be taught at any time.

Lessons are divided into elementary and secondary levels, although they are written to be easily modified by teachers for any group of students. All lesson plans are aligned to the Colorado Model Content Standards in Visual Art.

ELEMENTARY LESSON PLAN

Untitled Print by Richard Mock

Untitled Print by Richard Mock

Lesson Overview: Students will explore art work that is valued for both its aesthetic value and its ability to persuade and provide commentary about cultural beliefs, values and mores'. Additionally, students will investigate the relief printing process.
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SECONDARY LESSON PLAN

The Spider that Died in the Tower of London by Cornelia Parker

The Spider that Died in the Tower of London by Cornelia Parker

Lesson Overview: Students will explore a contemporary art work, investigating how artists can use familiar objects and images to intrigue and puzzle the viewer. Students will create a mixed media representation of their own after examining the intentions of contemporary artists.
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Flowers by Andy Warhol

Flowers by Andy Warhol

Lesson Overview: Students will explore the work of Andy Warhol’s Flowers series and learn the basic ideas of color theory and screen-printing. Students will then create a mixed media work of their own using ideas they've learned about color theory.
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Feather Box

Feather Box

Lesson Overview Students will explore the John Collins’ wakahuia, or treasure box, and how traditional arts make connections to the environment and contemporary life. Students will create a treasure box of their own after exploring its possible uses and other examples of containers that hold sacred items.
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Fante Linguist Staff

Fante Linguist Staff

Lesson Overview: Students will examine the art of Akan linguist staffs and the proverbs associated with the carved symbols on the finials.  They will be able to understand the social and cultural importance of linguist staffs, proverbs and iconic representations.  Students will create their own meaningful proverb and a three-dimensional linguist staff finial to go along with what they have written.
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