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    6-8: Interior Design: Designing My Dream Room

    6-8: Interior Design: Designing My Dream Room
    Students will study interior design as a profession. They will integrate their study with math, writing, vocational education, and computer skills by designing their own dream bedroom. This plan could be expanded to make three-dimensional scale constructions of a room. This is a lesson plan for Grades 6–8 English Language Arts, Visual Arts Education, Computer Technology Skills and Mathematics h4. Students ...
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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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    Toys of Creativity

    h4. The Toys We Play With! I’m sure that all teachers and parents are aware of Mattel Toys recalling MANY of their products due to lead paint and tiny pieces. It emphasizes how little attention adults often give to the selection of toys! It also points out the lack of concern large companies have for safety of their consumers! This made ...
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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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    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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    K-2: Mixing Colors with "Little Blue and Little Yellow"

    This is an integrated lesson based on a French book entitled Petit Bleu et Petit Jaune (Little Blue and Little Yellow) by Leo Lionni. Within the lesson, students will experiment with various colors to create new colors and eventually write their own version of this story. A lesson plan for Grades K–1 Information Skills, English Language Arts, Visual Arts Education and ...
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    9-12: Behind the masks: Exploring culture and self through Art and Poetry

    This ReadWriteThink unit engages high school students in a study of the relationship between masks and cultures. Students research mask making from various cultures, draw sketches of the masks, and take notes that highlight the connections between the masks and the cultural practices of the people who created them. Using this information, students recreate the cultural masks and compose poetry to ...
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    Picture Book Maker

    Picture Book Maker
    What it is: Picture Book Maker is a fun little online picture book creator (bet you couldn’t have guessed that from the name!). What makes this picture book creator unique is the great illustration elements that students can use in their story. The illustrations look hand drawn with crayon and can be adjusted to fit the story. Each picture has actions, ...
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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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    6-8: Becoming One with Clay: Pinch Pots

    This lesson will provide students with an initial, successful experience with clay. They will begin with a small, palm-size piece of soft clay, mold it into a ball, and then create a small rounded pot. *_A lesson plan for Grade 6 Visual Arts Education_* h4. Students will * 1. learn how to be sensitive to the nuances of shaping clay with ...
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    9-12: Looking Back - An Art/English/History Interdisciplinary Unit

    This is an interdisciplinary unit that incorporates research of historical events of the past century. By students learning to recognize that society impacts the themes within art and literature, students then take this knowledge base and interview an individual to develop a biographical narrative, a collage, and oral presentation. h4. Learning outcomes h4. Students will: 1. research and analyze historical events. ...
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    6-8: Flower Stepping Stones

    This lesson plan is intended to encourage learners to integrate the visual arts with science and appreciate nature. Students will create a round or square stepping stone using colored glass pieces with a mortar and sand mixture. The students will have the opportunity to watch the stepping stones attract various types of small animals like birds and butterflies. As a result, ...
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    6-8: Facial Studies Through Creation of a Face Jug

    Students study the anatomy of a face and use what they have learned about rendering faces and three dimensional objects to create thumbnail sketches of expressive faces on jugs. They learn to blend values to create the illusion of volume in both facial features and clay jugs. Three dimensional understanding is reinforced by adding expressive facial features to coiled clay jugs. ...
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    Meet the Artist

    *This interdisciplinary lesson is a great way to introduce art history and have your students step into their favorite artist's shoes Artists learn from those who have come before them. What ever our interests, we are well served to take note of those who, through their unique contributions and achievements, broaden the boundaries of what can be done. Art History 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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    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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    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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    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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    Gumball Drawing

    Art and Computers- Grades 2-5 This is a simple lesson on using the circle tool in MS Paint. h4. Time Appoximately 15-30 minutes depending on the extent of detailing in the drawing. Students will use MS Paint to create a gumball machine. Instruct students to draw a gumball machine and fill it with colorful gumballs. They must use the circle tool ...
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    A Lifetime of Color

    A Lifetime of Color
    What it is: A Lifetime of Color is a fun interactive environment where students can learn about, and study, art and artists. in these “Art Edventures”, students will discover how great artists made their famous works and learn tips and techniques for create their own masterpieces. A Lifetime of Color is split into activities for primary and intermediate students. In the ...
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