Project Based Learning in Art

  • Driving Question: Can I create an art piece for a gallery influenced by famous art movement?

    Project Summary: Teacher (Ms. Dey) will act as a gallery owner looking to hire design teams to create art work for the gallery.

    Entry Ticket (Discuss Driving Question) 
    Research & Plan 
    Create a Draft 
    Revise & Edit

    Groupings: Students will be in groups of 4 and divided by their chosen Art Movement. Every student was asked to research Art Movements and choose one that they connected with. Students were asked to explain their choice in a paragraph. 

    Teams: Every Student has a role in their desired teams. 
                  Researcher: Uses the computer and books to research the movement.
                  Recorder: Records the findings and is responsible for keeping up with their PBL notebook. 
                  Artist: Responsible for the original art work. 
                  Presenter: Reponsible for creating Powerpoint Slide Presentation. 

    Donations Needed - Students are asked to bring in $3.00 to fund the art materials needed for PBL. We need to buy Canvases & Acrylic Paints.


    Presentation: Art Gallery Walk 
    Evening of Art Museum showcasing Students' Art.
    Date & Time: TBA



    Meaning and Creative Thinking

    VA5MC.1 Engages in the creative process to generate and visualize ideas.

    1. Creates a series of thumbnail sketches to alter visual images (e.g., magnifying,

    reducing, repeating or combining them in a variety of ways) to change how they are

    Perceived and interpreted.

    1. Formulates visual ideas by using a variety of resources (e.g., books, magazines,


    1. Develops fluency, flexibility, and elaboration of ideas in the development of a work

    of art.

    1. Explores and invents artistic conventions (styles, techniques) to connect and express

    visual ideas.


    VA5MC.2 Formulates personal responses to visual imagery.

    1. Uses a sketchbook for planning and self- reflection.
    2. Responds to big ideas, universal themes, and symbolic images to produce images

    with richer, more personal meaning.

    1. Applies images from a variety of sources (e.g., personal experience, social and/or

    academic interests, books, visual resources, popular culture) and transforms them in

    free and open-ended ways.

    1. Explores and invents artistic conventions (styles, techniques) to connect and express

    visual ideas.




    VA5PR.4 Plans and participates in appropriate exhibition(s) of artworks.

    1. Prepares artwork for exhibition by writing a title, statement and signature on his or

    her finished work of art.

    1. Chooses artwork to be displayed.
    2. Attends art exhibits in the school and/or local community.


    Assessment & Reflection
    VA5AR.2 Uses a variety of approaches to understand and critique works of art.

    1. Develops multiple strategies for responding to and reflecting on artworks (e.g., formal

    and informal art criticism techniques).

    1. Explains features of a work, including media, subject matter, and formal choices, that

    influence meaning.

    1. Distinguishes between representational, abstract art and non-objective forms.
    2. Analyzes and assesses an artist’s intent by looking past the superficial and readily

    apparent meaning in an artwork and scrutinizing not only what is present but what is


    1. Interprets and evaluates artworks through thoughtful discussion and speculation about

    the mood, theme, and intentions of those who created a work of art.



     Every Student will be scored using a Rubric. Rubric Available by Teacher if requested. 
    It's also available to view in the Art Room on PBL Board.