Greetings Greg and all,
Glad you are hanging around, Greg,
Middlers need Op and Pop - maybe even do somthing fun with them together?
But definitely Pop -- so many do Warhol - but you could take it to the Max
with Peter Max?
I didn't care for Warhol's character...I just did him in connection with
Renaissance a couple of times (used the works he copied). Elementary
teachers like to do Warhol, too
Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden are good for middle school. Chuck Close is
I would love to see you do Haring.
Here is the list (submitted last spring) that you don't already have songs
Pop Art (Andy Warhol - Robert Rauschenberg - Claes Olderburg)
Impressionism (Claude Monet and others)
Janet Fish with watercolor/painting
Frida Kahlo with self portraits
Frank Lloyd Wright - with Architecture
Christo and Jeanne Claude
Renaissance (various artists - perspective)
Middle school list that you already have songs for
Leonardo Da Vinci (well you do have Mona)
Surrealism - you have Dali
I did Rousseau with 6th grade
Some do Grant Wood - but he wasn't listed
Gret- you will love middle school kids and they will love you. They are just
elementary kids in bigger bodies.
Not quite grown up yet - but many will get your jokes. They were my favorite
Looks like there is plenty of material there to last you for a few years.
Middlers probably don't need any more elements and principles type songs -
but you could throw in something fun for elementary if you want. Perspective
would be good for middle school. Maybe wathc the Gerald Brommer (Crystal
Productions) video and Masters of Illusion for some inspiration for that
I played music from the time period of the artists I was using. You could
introduce the unit with your song - then add other music through out. Middle
schools years are good for intorducing cultures too. I can give you a list
of those too...In many schools, sixth grade is ancient civilizations - so
Egypt would be fun to do. Cultures to come later. This is already long
enough for now. I played CDs of folk tales too for my cultural units.
Use this list to help you through your middle school years. We have some
pros on this list.