Projects for introductory and intermediate courses

These thematic-based projects are the ones I use in my grades 9-10 courses. They are based on problems from contemporary art and cover a wide range of media. Each project is designed for maximum flexibility and to provide opportunity for students to pursue their own interests within a given theme. In fact, the themes and supporting materials provide for the opportunity to change the media used if it fits your program more efficiently.

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I’ve recently published two books that explain the principles behind these projects with tips on integrating them into an art curriculum. They are available on Amazon.

These projects are based on the principles outlined on the Street Cred page. All the projects below include the following:

  • Front-loading hook to create interest and background context
  • Media support via videos and slideshows
  • Art history and analysis assignment
  • Studio preparation and application instructions
  • Sample assessments

Most projects give students the choice of media but are flexible for you to employ your media of choice. 

PROJECTS

previews below

Anybody Could Do That

looking for the meaning in abstract painting
2d

Who's Lying

social realism v. propaganda
2d

Art and Machines

can they exist together?
3D

The Death of Art

DADA and everything after
Multi

Draw Me A Story

illustrating for children
2d

The Emotional Self

the enigma of the human condition
2d

Exploding the Canvas

going beyond the rectangle
multi

Fool the Eye

naturalism v. illusion
3d

Humorous Vessels

getting serious about humor in art
3d

Multiples

finding the peotry in things
3d

Mundane to Marvelous

let the materials guide you
3d

Off the Wall

installation and performance art
3d

Portraits and Culture

what do portraits tell us about our values?
2d

Outsider Art

art from off the grid
multi

Picasso's Guitar

the Cubist revolution in sculpture
3d

The Human Form

exploring the human condition through gesture
3d

The Natural Self

making art with materials from the natural environment
multi

Identity

exploring gender, herstory and heritage
multi

For fifteen of his over thirty years in education, Brian Reverman taught high school and middle school art at the International School of Beijing, The American School of Bombay, and the Casablanca American School.

I'm now a visiting artist for middle and high school art programs

I'm based in Hong Kong but have passport in hand.

© Brian Reverman 2019