With the global COVID-19 pandemic, teachers of all content areas are being asked to create online learning segments for their students. As an educator, I am ready and willing to creatively rise to this challenge to provide exemplary art lessons to my students online. This high school unit focuses on Augmented Reality (AR) art and artists, challenging students to create and publish their own AR artwork that tells a unique story about place. They will also write an artist statement to articulate their artwork’s meaning and publish it online for an online gallery walk.
Lesson 1: SEL question: How has the quarantine changed your relationship to space? Introduction to Nancy Baker Cahill; Overview of Unit and Assessments; Tutorial of Artivive
Standards: VA:Cr1.2.Ia Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
Lesson 2: Space in art + Investigation of other AR artists + Work-time + Kahoot review
Standard: VA:Pr5.1.IIa Evaluate, select, and apply methods or processes appropriate to display artwork in a specific place.
Lesson 3: SEL question: How is everyone doing in their space? Kahoot review for quiz + Q&A session re: Spark with the class to resolve
Standard: VA:Cr2.1.IIa Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
Lesson 4: Warm-up: Visualized Meditation + Analysis of artist statements + Artist statement worksheet.
Standard: VA:Cn11.1.IIa Compare uses of art in a variety of societal, cultural, and historical contexts and make connections to uses of art in contemporary and local contexts in the form of an artist statement.
Lesson 5: Teach: How to Critique + Virtual Gallery Walk + Closing discussion
Standard: VA:Cr3.1.IIa Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
Resources Used in Creating this Unit & Recommended for other Teachers
Step-by-Step Instructions of Artivive: https://artivive.com/get-started/#basic
Video Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9StZg6NfJg
Royalty Free Videos: https://www.pexels.com/
How to make an image with a transparent background: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnu6FDMCL1Y
Article on MOMAR: https://www.artnome.com/news/2019/10/25/artists-hijack-moma-with-ar-art-exhibition