Art in Public Places Curriculum (6-12)
Learning comes to life on city streets and in civic buildings through Jacksonville’s Public Art. The following lessons integrate the Sunshine State Standards from social studies, language arts, visual art, and technology – providing cross-curricular connections that give context and meaning to learning.
- Introduction to Art in Public Places in Jacksonville Curriculum 6-12 (PDF)
- Unit I Public Art in a Democracy (PDF)
This unit explores the questions: What is public art? Who chooses it? Who decides where to put it? What is the purpose of public art? How does it impact citizens?
Key Topics: civics, mapping, contemporary issues in public art
- Unit II Artists and Careers in Public Art (PDF)
This unit leads students in an exploration of Jacksonville’s public art collection, public art in other cities, artists who make public art, and careers in visual art.
Key Topics: individual artists, careers, training and skills
- Unit III Critique: Interpreting and Assessing Public Artworks (PDF)
Students learn to interpret and evaluate artwork by considering the artwork’s purpose, relationship to its environment, use for the elements and principles of design, and its cultural and historical relevance.
Key Topics: elements and principles of design, context, timeline and written critique and its components: describe, analyze, interpret, evaluate
- Resources and Indices (PDF)
Lessons are listed by Content Area, Index of Enrichment Readings, Online Resource List and Glossary.
Video: Exploring the Public Art Process in Jacksonville (6-12) and Gallery of Artworks
Video: Glass Ceiling – The Making of Lyrical Light
PowerPoint Collection: Labeled by Lesson
- Unit I 3B Roles of Public Art in Community
- Unit II 1B Artists’ Intent
- Unit II 1C Artists’ Other Artworks
- Unit II 2B Many Careers Connect with Public Art
- Unit II 3 Studio Application: Proposals for Public Art
- Unit III 1B Elements of Design: Quiz Yourself
- Unit III 2B Identify the Principles of Design in Public Art: Quiz Yourself
- Unit III 2C Match Principles to Artworks
- Unit III 3B Context: No Man Is an Island