skills. Complete TEKS for 6th grade art.
1. Perception: a.
2. Creative expression/performance: a.and c.
3. Historical cultural heritage: a. and b.
4. Response/evaluation: a. and b.
will tell the story of this image and its historical role and significance
as a symbol for Mexicans in the past and the present.
The students will research the artist Agustin del Pino and his use
of pre-Hispanice lacquering technique in creating this piece. They will
research the Asian influence on indigenous artists in the use of inlaid
The students will describe and analyze this painting to determine
use of color, line, value, and texture center of interest, balance, and
Work of Art
a large image of this painting, students will discuss the history of this
image and its role in the past and current culture in Mexico and in areas
of this country with large Mexican-American populations.
The students will list the symbols portrayed in this work of art
and explain their significance.
Students will describe the use of art elements (color, line, shape,
value and texture) and principles (center of interest, balance, and repetition).
Discuss what organizing principles the artist used to create the sense
that this figure is important and one to be venerated.
Students will analyze the techniques used in creating this work
of art. If possible objects that show inlaid mother -of-pearl should be
brought into the room for students to examine.
will look for significant symbols in their own culture. They might research
this by discussion with parents, grandparents, leaders in thier own community.
The students will select some symbols of their culture to portray
in a painting. The page should be organized to illustrate the significance
of the symbols. As a final step students will create black frames for
their paintings and decorate these with relevant details. Shiny gift paper
might be used on the border to simulate the effect of the mother-of-pearl
border on this work of art.
Students will write essays on the sigificance of the symbols they
have depicted to display in the room with the paintings.
will explain their works to the class, describing the signicance of the
symbols and how they chose to represent them to show this significance.
The finished pieces should represent important symbols from the
student's cultural background and should be organized to illustrate use
of the prinicples of art to express the signicance of the symbols. See