- Developing Visual Literacy: Exploring Form,
Content and Context with Faith Ringgold's Tar
(Refer to "Visual Elements Used by Artists: Faith Ringgold Assignment" exercise below.)
- Political Images
- Introduction to Political Cartoons
- Visual Images: Seeing Everything in
(Refer to "Seeing Everything in the Picture" exercise below.)
- Scrutinize a Bearden
One of many activities provided by the The Art of Romare Bearden: a resource for teacher site, National Gallery of Art.
- Visual Literacy Tutorial
A Quick tutorial and review of the range of formal elements used to create images or objects of analysis can be found at The Online Visual Literacy Project:
- Fifty Three Stations of the Tokaido (Tokaido
gojusantsugi in Japanese):
This visual literacy exercise is based on selected woodblock prints from a famous series depicting scenic views of the Fifty Three Stations of the Tokaido (Tokaido gojusantsugi in Japanese).
- Mapping Utopia
This unit explores the relationship between maps, city plannng and politics. (An interesting simulation is found on the 3rd page of the online module.)
- Understanding Advertising: Decoding an
This exercise teaches how to read documents that depend heavily on images for their effect. It focuses on advertising in the 1920s, an important period in the development of modern advertising.
"The Block" by Romare Bearden
Reference to Romare Bearden's influence on August Wilson in the Things to Do section: http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/the_block/teacher.html