Lesson plans and artist exercises

This section consists of lesson plans contributed by teachers and creative exercises by artist-educators. These materials are designed to inspire secondary school teachers with different ways to implement contemporary art into the classroom.

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Learning at Home | Trash to Treasure

Nikita Teresa Sarkar encourages changes in attitudes and habits towards waste through a series of design thinking exercises

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Learning at Home | Where Am I

Murlosky explores the relationship between the body and the virtual space, and the idea of unusualness through visual means

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Creative Exercises During the Pandemic

Visual arts teacher Peggy Kwan discusses how she implemented AAA's online resources, and made adjustments to suit her students' abilities and needs

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Performance Art in the Classroom

A series of performance art exercises for students to think about the idea of learning

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Learning at Home | Working in Parts to Create Together

Mariam Ghani proposes creative online activities for teachers and students to work collaboratively during isolation

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Learning at Home | OUTOORS<>INDOORS: Exploring Landscape from Home

Sanchayan Ghosh explores landscape in relation to interiors and the outdoors

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Learning at Home | On Risk, Caretaking, and Safety

Hồng-Ân Trương proposes a series of activities around storytelling that emphasises empathy and collectivity

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Learning at Home | What Did I Clean Today?

Nilanjana Nandy explores personal, gender, and social issues around the act of cleaning

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Learning at Home | Think Time

Chang Yuchen explores the notion of time with a series of reflective activities inspired by different artworks

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Learning at Home | Our Distance from Nature (Pandemic Edition)

Lo Lai Lai introduces a series of home farming activities and encourages students to contemplate their relationship with nature

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Learning at Home | Paper Ripping—A Therapeutic Pen Pal Project

Pak Sheung Chuen introduces an alternative way of communication through shapes, colours, and digits

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Learning at Home | Experiments with Zines

Beatrix Pang introduces zine-making as a way to record our observations, feelings, and thoughts

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Learning at Home | Connecting the Pieces of Everyday Life

Kith Tsang Tak Ping encourages students to rethink their daily habits

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Learning at Home | People and Things at Home

Tang Kwok Hin explores home as a source of inspiration for art making

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Learning at Home | The Lovers, 1988/2020

Law Yuk Mui guides students to think about human relationship through their own experiences and a series of artworks

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Contemporary Art Study—From Research and Archive to Art Making

A case study involving archives as a point of departure for self-exploration and art making

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