Abstract Celtic Medieval Art- C1W4 Lesson Plan

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Introduce students to Celtic Medieval art, while teaching them about abstract art, as they draw Celtic knots.

Description

This lesson plan explores abstract art while introducing Celtic (Insular) art from the Medieval period. Students consider the nature of abstract art as they discover how to draw a simple Celtic knot using overlap (one of the methods of creating perspective).

Since we study Ancient – Medieval History in cycle 1 of Classical Conversations, this project works great for the cycle 1 week 4, 30 minute fine arts lesson on abstract art.

This 16 page lesson plan includes the following:

  • An introduction to Celtic art from the Medieval period (also known as Insular art)
  • A carefully crafted sentence about Celtic Medieval art (ideal for memorization)
  • An overview of abstract art and the different between representational and non-representational abstract art
  • Vocabulary words and definitions
  • References to additional resources
  • 8 pages of Celtic Medieval art samples
  • Detailed Art Project instructions
  • Materials List
  • Template for drawing a 3 x 3 Celtic knot
  • Template for drawing a 4 x 4 Celtic knot
  • Step-by-step pictorial instructions for drawing a 3 x 3 Celtic knot
  • Step-by-step pictorial instructions for drawing a 4 x 4 Celtic knot
  • Options for scaling the art project up or down depending on the experience level of your art students
  • Encore suggestions- These are ideas tutors can offer students for how they can repeat the lesson at home with a fun twist. If you have several hours to complete this art project, you may want to try one of these suggestions in class.

This lesson is available, at a discount, in the “Ancient Art Drawing Package,” which includes 6 lesson plans and is ideal for weeks 1-6 of Fine Arts in a cycle 1 Classical Conversations Foundations community.

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