Math and Art
Art on a Budget
(2) 40 Minute Art Classes
How does keeping track of money when creating an art piece alter your ideas? How can you use different coins to pay for items?
Step 1: Provide direct instruction/review of money values and making change.
Step 2: Look at various artworks that have sold for varying amounts of money – large and small. Ask students to look at the artwork like an art investor, a homeowner, a museum curator and ask what they would pay for each piece of artwork based on their assigned role.
Step 3: Then, create a piece of artwork with a specific BUYER in mind.
Step 4: Pitch the completed piece to the “buyers” in the classroom.
Step 5: Buyers each have a certain amount of money from their organizations to spend. Pick a piece or pieces based on the perceived value and how much money
Students will pair review before meeting with the bank.