How Artists Use Science and Technology - Phoenix Art Museum
INTO Lesson: ART-SCIENCE-TECHNOLOGY: Days 1-2 Name of Lesson: How Artists Use Science and Technology Sequence in Unit (Into, Through, Beyond): Into Key Phoenix Art Museum Artworks: Cornelia Parker, Mass (Colder Darker Matter), 1997, Josiah McElheny, Extended Landscape Model for Total Reflective Abstraction, 2004, Alexander Calder Sculptures Other Resources: MacBooks (or other access to internet), Multimedia Projector AZ Visual Arts POs: 1. 2.1: PO 001.Students will contribute to a discussion about who artists are, what they do, and why they create art. 2. 2.2: PO 203. Students will describe how scientific and technological advances influence the materials, tools, and techniques used by artists. 3. 2.1: PO 105. Students will make connections between art and other curricular areas. 4. 2.1: PO 204: Students will discuss the roles of various artworld experts. Lesson Objectives (aligned to each AZ PO): 1. Students will view 3 artworks (Calder, Parker, McElheny) from collection 2. Students will describe, analyze and interpret pieces specific to the scientific/technological principles used to create the works 3. Students will use technology to research Calder’s sculptures as artworks influenced by science and technology 4. Students will receive preparation for museum visit with preview of Through and Beyond. Assessments (aligned to each objective): 1. Students will fill out a graphic organizer with details on each piece 2. Students will be in groups of 4, filling out the rest of the organizer 3. Students will share two results of research with class. 4. Students will describe steps and museum etiquette in small groups.