The Introspective Artist

Essential Question: How can we use art to better understand ourselves and our unique experiences?

artworks to discuss

connects to ELA, History

Connects to Social Justice Standards

connects to National Core Art Standards

flexible materials and delivery

“The Introspective Artist” offers tools and resources that support students to develop skills that will allow them to understand and process their experiences and emotions through art.
In this integrated project pack, we explore the question, How can we use art to better understand ourselves and our unique experiences? through four key ideas:

  1. Journals help us reflect, understand ourselves, and process big feelings.
  2. Identity is multi-faceted and includes our perception of ourselves, the cultural groups we belong to, and the routines and activities we engage in.
  3. Through visual details, we can symbolically alter words to emphasize meaning.
  4. Artworks and journals are firsthand accounts of a particular person, community, or group during a particular moment in time.

Each key idea includes a learning segment where students build knowledge and deepen their understanding of a topic area.

A second segment features artworks that support learning and deepen students’ understanding of the diverse ways the idea can be approached.

And finally, each key idea also includes an art project that connects everything together and encourages students to do so in a way that is personally and culturally relevant to them.

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Our second annual Give With HeART Student Art Contest will close on midnight Eastern on Sunday, 12/04! 

There are a couple ways that you can participate: 

  • Submit artworks by students using Doodles Lessons (aged 5-11) that you have made with your class (link here​) 
  • Encourage students to attend a live art-making event with their caregivers (registration here​) 

Either way, if they win YOU win! Amongst their prizes, they'll receive a $150 gift card to Blick – for their class.