Detail of painting by Augustin Lesage (c. 1930s), Collection de L'Art Brut, Lausanne, 2007. Photo: L. Moriarity.
Like most teachers I have adapted existing lessons and mixed them with my research on Art Brut and my own practice as a teacher and visual artist. Authors/teachers are noted with thanks on each plan.
All lesson plans can be adjusted to suit each High School Grade.
2: Basic Shapes to Complex Forms. - Modern Art & Art Brut.
4: *NEW* Pattern Drawing from Memory & Observation - Contemporary Art & Art Brut.
More Lesson Plans at Museums and Galleries
Explore Bethlem, online activities, teacher's guide, and tour. Bethlem Royal Hospital Archives and Museum Services, London, England. http://www.bethlemheritage.org.uk/explorebethlem/
Intuit Education Outreach, lesson plans, resources, teacher fellowship. Intuit: Centre for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago, USA. http://www.art.org/educational/about.htm
Parallel Visions: Modern Artists & Outsider Art (11/92), order form for education package ($10 US). From the exhibition of the same name, the package includes lesson plans, slides, and information. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA. http://www.lacma.org/programs/TeachersSchoolsEECurriculum.aspx#generalandcrosscultural
Creations Hors du Commun (French only), booklet pdf, lesson plans. Collection de L'Art Brut Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. http://www.dfj.vd.ch/serac/ecoles-musees/pdf/dp006_Artbrut_annexes.pdf
Acknowledgement is needed for the spontaneity and necessity to make creations in isolation due to circumstances, illness, and disability, etc. What is unique and common about Art Brut? Is it it's manifestations, techniques, and materials, not necessarily the artist's circumstances, illness, and disability? The same could be said for official artists of the Modern era.
Art Brut et.al. can be covered in the following areas in classrooms,
Studio: Exploration, expression, and imagination, in use of various media, use of materials, techniques, imagery, found objects.
Art History: Art Brut and Western Modern Art can be taught together, as well as with contemporary art. Art Brut can also be studied on its own.
World Art: European, Asian, North American context, etc.
Art Brut artists living in …[Canada]: Alma Rumball, Richard Greaves, etc. Please check Resources for more.
© 2008, L.Moriarity - For education purposes only. This page updated June 2008.