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University of Miami Art Terms Worksheet

University of Miami Art Terms Worksheet

Question Description

I’m working on a writing multi-part question and need an explanation to help me learn.

I. VOCABULARY: Define the following:

– curriculum:

– inter-disciplinary:

– craftsmanship:

– craft:

– non-objective:

– symmetry:

– illusion of form:

– texture:

– emphasis (principle of design):

– goal (in a lesson plan):


II. FILL IN the blank:

1. “Period” and “movement” are used to describe times and styles in _______ ___________.

2. __________________ is one of the best reasons to teach art to children.

3. Shapes can be organic or _________________.

4. “Composition” refers to the _____________________ of elements and images in a work of art.

5. ________________ is often considered the “foundation” when studying art.

6. Twentieth century art is frequently ____________________.


III. PLANNING A LESSON: Answer the following:

1. DBAE: Discipline-based Art Education:

LIST and DESCRIBE the FOUR aspects of DBAE.


2. Hands-on activity:



2. SELECT ONE of the cultures below and create a LESSON PLAN.

Use art or craft from the culture as the basis for the lesson and activity.

Japan – Mexico – Native American – Sweden – Aboriginal (Australia) – India

Name your selection and DESCRIBE the art or craft:

WRITE a LESSON PLAN for the art or craft described above.

Grade level? ______________ Include the following:

– Objective:

– Materials:

– Vocabulary (at least three):

– Introduction:

– Activity:

– Assessment/Evaluation:

3. A few more questions:

– Describe an “enrichment” activity that would enhance/expand your “culture” lesson. (Field trip; guest speaker; reading; etc.)

– If this LESSON was part of a UNIT…what would be the content/topic of the unit?

Name 2 other ART lessons/activities that could be part of the unit.

– Use BLOOM”S TAXONOMY to write 3 questions on 3 different levels about the lesson above.

4. Your thoughts:

– What is an important question to ask each time you design a lesson?

– Do students benefit more from learning “hands-on” skills and techniques or is it more important to focus on art history and cultural issues?

– Should students have “individual” experiences or do they gain more from working on group projects?


IV. And consider this:

1. IMAGINE you have been teaching art at an public school for five years. Money directed to a new science program

will NOT allow for art in the curriculum and the school board is planning to cut all funding.

Teachers are encouraged to write letters to the school board to argue for the value of Art Education.

WRITE your letter below.

2. You are writing a lesson plan and have decided on the content, the project and the assessment…

What 3 other things do you think are most important to take into consideration when making the plan?




3. How can creativity be encouraged in the art classroom?



Part 1: Look at the images below and fill in:


2. representational – OR – abstract – OR – non-objective?


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Part 2:

Look at the images in your ART HISTORY page packet and answer the following:
NAME 2 similarities and 2 differences for each of the images:

1. The Praying Nobleman (Mesopotamia) and The Discus Thrower (Ancient Greece)

Same: __________________ __________________ Different: ____________________ __________________

2. The Pont du Gard (Ancient Rome) and the Palatine Chapel (Dark Ages)

Same: _________________ ___________________ Different: ____________________ __________________

3. The Mona Lisa (Italian Renaissance) and Young Girl Reading (Rococo)

Same: _________________ ___________________ Different: ____________________ __________________

4. Arnolfini Portrait (Northern Renaissance) and The Oath of the Horatii (Neo-Classicism)

Same: _________________ ___________________ Different: ____________________ __________________


VI. (Be sure to answer all the questions)


If this is true…

– WHAT features of TODAY’S world of the early 21st century should be included in the current art curriculum at this time?

– What artistic skills should young art students learn?

– What is considered “beautiful” and “meaningful” in 2020? (Include a minimum of 5)






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