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    3-5: In the Spirit of... a Museum Visit

    3-5: In the Spirit of... a Museum Visit
    This is an integrated unit that focuses on masks in cultures as reflections of individual spirits. This lesson focuses on students' observations of masks while visiting a museum. *_A lesson plan for Grade 5 English Language Arts, Visual Arts Education and Social Studies_* h4. Learning outcomes While at the museum, the student will observe the way color is used in different ...
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    K-2: Collaging Symmetry

    K-2: Collaging Symmetry
    Students will create a symmetrical artwork with construction paper, glue, and yarn. This lesson will allow students to use critical thinking to create an original work. They should learn that there is more than one solution to a creative problem. *_A lesson plan for Grade 2 Visual Arts Education_* h4. Students will: * identify symmetrical and asymmetrical balance in an artwork. ...
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    3-5: Haiku and Photography: a Natural Connection

    This lesson will allow students to combine photographing nature with creating a Haiku poem to express what they see in the photograph. *_A lesson plan for Grades 3–4 English Language Arts, Visual Arts Education and Computer Technology Skills_* Students will: * learn to use the 5-7-5 syllable formation for writing Haiku. * relate photography to the writing process. * learn to ...
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    K-5: Art Detectives

    Students will look at a variety of artworks and explain what tool or medium was used to create them. *_A lesson plan for Grades 1–5 Visual Arts Education_* h4. Learning outcomes Based on previous experiences students will be able to determine how a work of art was created by medium, tool and/or technique. *_Time required for lesson: 30 Minutes_* h4. Materials/resources ...
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    9-12: Ceramic Handbuilding

    Students will learn the three basic handbuilding techniques used in beginning pottery: pinch pot, coiling, and slab work. h4. Learning outcomes h4. Students will: complete 4 pieces of pottery. understand the basic pottery process from start to finish. Related Links Not the lesson you were looking for? Search more. Connect with information to help make you a better educator Find resources ...
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    Drawing a Sea Turtle

    Drawing a Sea Turtle
    One of the most effective ways to promote observation skills is to lead your class in step-by-step drawing. I can hear the chorus of complaints, “How can I teach it if I can't draw?” But you can! It is simply a matter of breaking down your subject into simple forms and lines. This is a lesson plan that I have used ...
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    Art is Life

    Art is Life
    *_Art, in all its forms, is central to the human experience_* Sometimes it's said that the ideal person would have the eyes of an artist, the ears of a musician, the brain of a scientist and the heart of a poet; the well-balanced person is capable of all of these different ways of knowing. A central part of education is to ...
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    Lesson: Jackson Pollock and Mixing Colors

    Lesson: Jackson Pollock and Mixing Colors
    Art Grades 1- 4 h4. Materials poster paint, large sheets of construction paper, marbles, rubber band balls, porcupine balls, golf balls, masking tape, beverage flat boxes or gift boxes. h4. Curriculum requirements mixing colors, art history h4. Lecture Jackson Pollock was a man who always wanted to be an artist. His older brother was an artist, and when they were both ...
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    Lesson: Creating a Masterpiece With Your Students

    Lesson: Creating a Masterpiece With Your Students
    With this lesson that merges masterpieces with technology, students will get to see themselves as great works of art Mona Lisa like. Not too long ago, I visited an antiques store in upstate New York. I originally thought it might be like taking a trip into someone's attic. When I entered the store, it appeared to be much more than that. ...
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    Hieroglyphic Art Project

    Grades 3-12 Objective: Students will translate words and ideas into pictures. Resources: Teacher: Examples of hieroglyphics Students: paper and pencil. Teacher Preparation: Use this as a part of a project on Egyptian or other civilizations that used hieroglyphics for written communication, or just as an introduction to such. Locate library books or encyclopedias referencing hieroglyphics. 1. Procedure: Have students make a ...
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    Stained Glass for Your Class

    Stained Glass for Your Class
    This sometimes instructive, always elegant art form is accessible even to the youngest children. It's easy to recreate the look of stained glass for a class art project. Stained glass, when exposed to light, comes to life, exploding into a myriad of colors. This appealing art medium gives the impression of looking into a kaleidoscope, and the experience is unforgettable. Exploring ...
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    Artful Author Studies

    Artful Author Studies
    A close study of the work of author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg – or any author you choose. Chris Van Allsburg's famous book Jumanji was inspired by an assignment he gave to his art students. The school library isn't the first place one thinks of when children make art, but I walked into a middle school library recently and saw an art ...
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    My Family Crest

    My Family Crest
    Your family crest tells all the world about who you are – and depicts what makes your family unique. A family crest doesn't necessarily have to be reserved solely for the independently wealthy. This art form expresses to all, how a particular family would like to be known and is a symbol of an ongoing tradition. The family crest is then ...
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    Creating Surreal Art

    Creating Surreal Art
    A study of dreams and nightmares offers an opportunity to create unique works of art. Children can use art to deal with some of the scarier images they come across in their dreams. Dreams can be a rich source of surrealistic art. Artists mine the world around them in search of material for their artistic expression. A landscape, a still life, ...
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    Art-itecture

    Art-itecture
    From cottages to castles, envisioning one's ideal dwelling helps students build art skills A dream house is a creation of one's imagination that stays with many of us throughout our lives. It is a reflection of personal and family needs; a gathering place for all those we care about; a location to which we would like to come home. This is ...
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    Sandpainting

    Sandpainting
    This unique art form of the Navajo Indians will introduce a new culture to your students. Sandpainting is very much a part of the heritage and culture of the Navajo Indians of the American southwest. To separate the Navajo from their art is like trying to separate them from their land. I became aware of this when visiting their unique part ...
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    Space, School and Beyond

    Space, School and Beyond
    Explore the solar system with this integrated art and science project. Imagine your students walking down the halls of their school and seeing a spaceman, or spacewoman. This is certainly not impossible, nor absurd. So much of what children come to expect in school is predictable, and rightly so. The world would be in chaos without structured learning experiences that give ...
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    The Art of Simple Machines

    The Art of Simple Machines
    The unlikely duo of science and art team up for this creative lesson The science behind the use of simple machines such as a wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, lever and screw can be combined into a wonderful science and art lesson. Kathy Berk teaches science at my school. She has used a good deal of imagination to find a ...
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    Bringing Art Home

    Bringing Art Home
    Some teachers are also parents, but all parents are teachers. What we teach and share, both in school and at home, has much to do with how it is presented. Jo-Ann Ricchetti is a sixth-grade science teacher and mother of a five-year-old daughter, Lizzie. Jo-Ann told me she did not want to be a teacher-mother who drilled and grilled her child ...
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    Pictures at an Exhibition

    Pictures at an Exhibition
    A classical composition inspired by a series of lost paintings is the muse behind this imaginative art lesson. Art and music are blended as one in Modest Mussorgsky's classical composition "Pictures at an Exhibition." The title of this opus has much to do with art and its meaningful relationship to another subject area – music. Reach beyond the art room in ...
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