Journeys: Moving Forward, Looking Back

Authors: Jennifer Barron, Kennedy High School Melissa Covington Tanner, Art Institute of Chicago With contributions from: Laura Lang, PhD, University of Wisconsin—Madison, Literacy Consultant Mary Hawley, Literacy Consultant Summary: In this lesson, students will explore works of art and literature to better understand the impact of forced journeys on individuals and their families, especially when […]

Journeys: Exploring Inner Journeys in Art and Text

Authors: Sara Jatcko, Terra Foundation for American Art Manuel Valderrama, Lane Tech College Prep High School Summary: By conducting close readings of works of visual art and poetry, students will explore how artists connect physical journeys with inner journeys of human experience. Students will also write narratives that depict real and imagined journeys. Lesson Overview […]

Journeys: Mapping Real and Imagined Journeys

Author: Lauren C. Watkins, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Summary: This lesson begins by having students explore how maps can help them imagine, record, and remember journeys. They discuss how journeys may take place in the physical world or in the imagination. Then students analyze John Cage’s A Dip in the Lake: Ten Quicksteps, Sixty-two […]

Journeys: Sharing Journeys through Words and Images

Authors: Joel Javier, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art Sheri Snopek, Columbus Elementary School Kimberly Houston-Moore, Fort Dearborn Elementary School Summary: In this lesson, students explore real and imagined journeys by analyzing the life and artworks of Joseph Yoakum. Students then write narratives and create artworks of their own real or imagined journeys. […]

Journeys

Authors: Jennifer Barron, Kennedy High School Melissa Covington Tanner, Art Institute of Chicago Sara Jatcko, Terra Foundation for American Art Joel Javier, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art Sheri Snopek, Columbus Elementary School Lauren C. Watkins, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Manuel Valderrama, Lane Tech College Prep High School With contributions from: Mary […]

The Art of Joseph Yoakum

Author: Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art Staff At First Glance Use the slideshow to the right to look at the two images. Where are the points of focus or interest in each of these images? How does the artist lead you into each of these landscapes? How are space and movement implied […]

Kalounna in Frogtown

Author: Sara Jatcko, Terra Foundation for American Art At first glance Notice the body language and facial expression of the boy in this painting. What words come to mind? Next, look at the setting. What kind of place is this? What elements in the background stand out? How does (or doesn’t) the boy seem to […]

From Shore to Shore

Author: Sara Jatcko, Terra Foundation for American Art At First Glance What is the first thing that you notice when you look at this painting? Why does it stand out?  Where do you think the artist wants you to focus your attention? Describe that area. What makes you say that?  What is the setting here? […]