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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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    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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    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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    K-1: Color Mixing

    Students are introduced to the basic steps in mixing secondary colors from primary colors of paint. A lesson plan for Grade 1 Visual Arts Education h4. Students will: * identify primary and secondary colors. * mix primary colors of paint to create secondary colors of paint. *_Time required for lesson: 40 minutes_* h4. Materials/resources * Tempera paint: red, yellow and blue ...
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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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    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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    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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    6-8: Expressive Papier-Mâché Masks

    Students will be creating an original papier-mâché mask that expresses an emotion. In doing this, they will be expanding upon their knowledge of representing the human face while further developing technical skills in papier-mâché sculpture and acrylic painting. *_A lesson plan for Grades 6–8 English Language Arts and Visual Arts Education_* !http://teaching.monster.com/nfs/teaching/photos/0000/8550/Picture_1.png! h4. Students will: * 1. discuss how the human ...
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    6-8: Rhythm, Patterns, Color, and Texture in Art and Poetry

    In this lesson, students will discover the meaning of "rhythm," "patterns," "color," and "texture" through the performance and modeled analysis of a class "symphony." Students will also evaluate the impact of each element on the whole work and note personal reactions and connections to this art form. Students will then work in small groups to apply the same elements and personal ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    K-2: Calico Watercolor Cats

    This two-class lesson focuses on students learning how to draw a cat using geometric shapes, learning and applying wet-on-wet technique of watercolor painting, and using crayon to create area surrounding cats. The final art product will be a mixed media painting of one cat and one kitten in an indoor or outdoor environment. Students will orally present their completed artwork using ...
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    6-8: Mummy Madness

    This is a lesson for seventh grade Social Studies students to learn and demonstrate the mummification process used in ancient Egypt. *_A lesson plan for Grade 7 Visual Arts Education and Social Studies_* h4. Learning outcomes To allow students to experience a hands-on demonstration of the ancient religious art form of mummification. *_Time required for lesson: 2 Hours_* h4. Materials/resources Mummies ...
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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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