Four to Know Arts Curriculum

Four to Know Arts Curriculum

The "Four To Know" project is an elementary curriculum designed by the Riverside County Office of Education Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA), to introduce students to four of today's most intriguing and engaging artists. They are a diverse group of two men and two women who have collectively created art that is autobiographical, political, cultural, and social justice oriented.

By learning about them as people, and the work they produce, we will understand the role of art in making meaning out of like, utilizing the artistic processes of relating and connecting. We will also culminate our learning experience with an art project that is both individually representative and collaboratively oriented.

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) are available as a professional development lesson at Easy Arts for Everyone (Artwork as a Text for Study).

Unit One
  • Banksy
  • Jordan Casteel
  • Yayoi Kusama
  • Armando Lerma
Unit Two
  • Cynthia Morris Sherman
  • Diego Rivera
  • Faith Ringgold
  • Ai Wei Wei
Unit Three
  • Merritt Johnson
  • Salvador Dali
  • Andy Warhol
  • Ronnie Nicole
Unit Four
  • Fabiola Jean-Louis
  • Jamie Dominguez
  • Do Ho Suh
  • Georgia O'Keefe

For additional information, please contact:  Louisa Higgins, Administrator, Visual and Performing Arts

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