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Art History Research Poster by Christina Xiao Whitt

Supplies:

Art History
Research
Poster

For this project,


you will need:
18 x 24 paper
or poster board
Computer
/Internet
access
Printer
Glue
Scissors
Color pencils or
markers
Rulers

Student
Examples

Artist Quote:

Project overview:
For this project, students will research, design, and

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learning-

create a research poster about an artist that gives the

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style and work. Using the library and internet, students

viewer a snapshot of the art and life of the selected


artist. The poster should reflect elements of the artists

will research a selected artist, gather key points about


the artist, and use their creativity to design a poster to
present their findings in a fun and creative way.

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Artist Research Poster by Christina Xiao Whitt

Objectives:

Procedure/Process:

Students will:

Step one:

1. Research an artist and


art style
2. Create and design a
resource that utilizes
their research.
3. Utilize the elements of
design (line, color, and
composition) to create
an artistic presentation.

Select an artist from the following list. It is divided into


two categories. Select an artist from the category that
most interests you. Research this artist, addressing the
categories listed on the attached page.

Painting
Van Gogh

Seurat

Braque

Matisse

Degas

Toulouse Lautrec

Cezanne

Gaughin

Picasso

Miro

Duchamp

Di Chirico

Dali

Kandinsky

Max Ernst

Egon Schiele

Franz Marc

Rousseau

Munch

Leger

Lichtenstein

Georgia OKeefe

Chagall

Diego Rivera

Kahlo

Andrew Wyeth

Edward Hopper

Warhol

Lucien Freud

Leonardo

Jasper Johns

Keith Haring

Raphael

Klimt

Sculpture
Michelangelo

Giacometti

Henry Moore

Brancusi

Maillol

George Segal

Calder

Oldenburg

Noguchi

Louise Bourgeois

Nikki St Phalle

Donatello

Louise Nevelson

David Smith

Rodin

David Cerny

Bernini

Christo

Donatello

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Artist Research Poster by Christina Xiao Whitt

Step 2- Complete research about your artist. Follow the


guideline below.
Step 3- Complete your poster following the design directions.
Include the following in your project:
Content
1. One Section that is biographic. Include where they are from, born,
significant contribution to art, etc.
2. One section about the style they work in (e.g. DaliSurrealism).
Describe this style or period of art.
3. 5 works by the artist. This may be pictures you create or photographs.
Include the title, media, and date.
4. Quotes from the artist, or something that has been written about them.
5. One or more relevant event in their life that significantly changed or
impacted it.
Design
1. Utilize the style of the artist in the layout. This may include: colors, pattern,
imagery, and symbols. Students may include found imagery or original
artwork.
2. You may pick motifs popular in the artists work.
3. Divide the paper up in sections. You can use panels, shapes, or objects
found in the artists work. You may also approach it like a comic strip.
4. Use color and text.
5. Use 18 x 24 paper.
Student examples:

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Artist Research Poster by Christina Xiao Whitt

Student
Examples

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Artist Research Poster by Christina Xiao Whitt

Research Information:
Use this sheet to guide you in research. It includes the information you should address in your
project.

Section One Biographical Information


Include the following:
Artists Name _________________________________________________________________________
Artists Place of Birth___________________________________________________________________
Where the artist studied art/was introduced to art?______________________________________
What are some events that happened to change their
life/art_______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
What are some notable things this artist is known
for?________________________________________

Are there any significant quotes by or about this artist?

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Artist Research Poster by Christina Xiao Whitt

Section Two- Significant Contribution to Art


Who are her or his contemporaries, mentors, or influences?
___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
What style, period, or school of art does this artist belong to?

Name 5 important works of the artist (include title, year it was created, and medium):

Are there any other important facts the reader should know?

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Artist Research Poster by Christina Xiao Whitt

Brainstorming: Creating a Layout


What elements of the artists work will you visually highlight in presenting their work?
Examples would be: Dali and clocks, Mondrian and primary colors and geometric shapes,
Keith Haring and figures with heavy black lines, etc.
___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
What color schemes, patterns, and designs fit into the aesthetics of your selected artist?

Name 3 elements or symbols you would like to include:

How would you like to present your work? Some possibilities include: comic strip, like a
museum, graphic novel style, Thought bubbles, etc.

Create a thumbnail or multiple thumbnails of possible layouts below.

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Artist Research Poster by Christina Xiao Whitt

Grading Rubric /Assessment:

I assess students on four main factors: creativity,


follow directions, time and effort, meeting
deadlines, & use of materials. I rate these on a
scale of 1-4, with 4 being the highest.

Creativity

4- Student thought
creatively and
demonstrated
interesting ways to
solve the problem
presented. They
went BEYOND
expectations.

3- Student thought
creatively and
demonstrated
interesting ways to
solve the problem
presented.

Use of Materials

4- Students used
materials
creatively. They
demonstrated
superior
understanding
and mastery. They
went beyond
expectations.

3- Students used
materials
creatively. They
demonstrated a
solid
understanding . T

Follow Directions

4- Student can
describe at any
point in the art
making process
what is expected .
They demonstrate
this in their actions.

3- Student can
somewhat
describe at any
point in the art
making process
what is expected .
They somewhat
demonstrate this
in their actions.

Time and Effort

4- Class time was


used wisely. They
tried very hard.
Student worked at
home also.

3- Class time was


used wisely. They
tried very hard.

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2- Student could
have been more
effective in
creatively solving
the problems
presented.
Student put
minimal effort in
solving the
problems.
2-Student could
have been more
effective in using
materials . They
demonstrated
some
understanding of
the use of
materials and
techniques,
however
improvement is
needed.
2- Student has
difficulty
describing at any
point in the art
making process
what is expected .
They have
difficulty
demonstrating this
in their actions.
2- Class time was
used sometimes.
They put minimal
effort into their
work.

1- Student copied
others wor or
showed little effort
in solving the
problems
presented.

1- Student did not


use materials
effectively and
did not
demonstrate
understading of
techniques.

1- Student cannot
describing at any
point in the art
making process
what is expected .
They cannot
demonstrating this
in their actions.

1- Class time was


not used well.
They put very little
effort into their
work.

Artist Research Poster by Christina Xiao Whitt

National Core Arts Standards


Addressed:

Creating

Anchor Standard #1- Generate and conceptualize


artistic ideas and work

Anchor
Standard #2Organize and
develop
artistic ideas
and work.

Anchor
Standard
#3- Refine
and
complete
artistic work.

Responding

Anchor Standard #7 - Perceive and analyze artistic


work.

Anchor
Standard #8Perceive and
analyze artistic
work.

Anchor
Standard #
9. Apply
criteria to
evaluate
artistic work.

Connecting

Anchor Standard # 10. Synthesize and relate


knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

Anchor
Standard # 11.
Relate artistic
ideas and
works with
societal,
cultural and
historical
context to
deepen
understanding.

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Artist Research Poster by Christina Xiao Whitt

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