Lessons and activities encourage critical viewing of visual art and evaluation of the sexual messages being conveyed. Themes include: the nude as subject, the body as landscape, art of HIV/AIDS.
Research Project: Body Art
Tattoo, piercing, scarification, branding and painting are all possible research topics for youth, as they explore how body art reflects cultural and aesthetic value.
They’re Not Naked, They’re Nude!
By examining several nudes from art history and researching their cultural context, participants explore how the nude form can communicate ideas other than those of sexuality or objectification.