Georgia O'Keeffe - This star-studded movie is about the artist's life. Celebrated photographer and art impresario Alfred Steiglitz is shocked to learn that the extraordinary drawings he has recently discovered were rendered by a woman. Deciding to display the work of then-unknown artist Georgia O’Keeffe in his gallery without her knowledge, the fiercely private artist orders him to remove the collection.
Great Women Artists: Georgia O'Keefe - The program provides an in-depth look into her life, and includes numerous examples of her works while examining her style which made her unique in the world of art. This original program also features spectacular imagery and many rare historical photographs.
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Collections - Georgia O'Keeffe has been the subject of many fine art books, but this generously designed volume is a standout. Published to mark the tenth anniversary of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, it showcases 335 works.
Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place - This book catalogues O’Keeffe’s work in side-by-side comparisons of 20 paintings with recent, commissioned, full-color photos of their actual sites, which pinpoint the exact perspective of the paintings.
I introduce O'Keeffe with examples and worksheet.
Demonstrations of procedures
Student Activities/ Procedures:
Warm Up Day One:
The students will be instructed to do five drawings of flowers from the arrangement on their table. They should choose an area that is visually interesting and they should fill their paper.
Warm Up Day Two:
For the students warm-ups they will be instructed to do 5 contour line drawings. (This will help improve their eye hand coordination and improve their drawing skills). Contour Line Drawings are done by not looking at the paper as they draw. They draw as they look at the object. They follow a line with their eye as their hand draws the same line.
Students will be introduced to watercolor painting. They will paint 2 spheres. One using warm colors and one using cool colors. It will be a teacher led demonstration. The students should complete theirs as the teacher completes hers. The students will be told what color to use. They will be directed to show a light source, shading, blending, etc. They should use the techniques they use in the teacher led demonstration to complete their watercolor drawing.
The students will be introduced to Georgia O’Keefe. They will be shown various flower paintings of Georgia O’Keefe and will be directed to observe the non objective qualities of her work. The students will be instructed in the use of viewfinders. They should find a section within their flower and look for the P&E's. They should focus on a section without showing too much of the edge... in fact, maybe not showing the edge at all. They should try to look more for the abstract/non-objective quality than having it remain a "flower" per se.
After they find their view they should use the skills from their warm up to do a contour line drawing of their section of the flower.
After they complete their contour drawing they should transfer this to watercolor paper.
The process for successful watercolor painting, is to avoid the areas to be left white and apply the lightest washes first, gradually working towards darker washes. Try to cover large areas fairly loosely in the early stages of the painting, applying tighter detail towards the end.
Did students show an appreciation and understanding of the work of Georgia O'Keeffe?
Did students focus down on floral arrangement/photograph to make an interesting composition?
Did students effectively use the elements and principles of design?
Did students exhibit craftsmanship in painting?
Alternate Assignment: Georgia O'Keeffe Foil Tooling Submitted by: Dawn Stienecker, Texas Grade level: Upper Elementary - Middle School Time: Three class periods