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Here is an amazingly thorough, and detailed, lesson plan on elements of art and art appreciation. Designed for third graders, this series of lessons should open up the eyes of your charges to the wonderful world of art that is all around them every day. The four main topics are: art appreciation, elements of art, relevance of art, and original art. Fantastic activities and hands-on art projects are embedded in this fine plan.
Students paint in the styles of famous artists. In this art appreciation instructional activity, student read about famous artists, discuss the elements of art, and create their own paintings. This instructional activity includes the study of five famous artists/periods.
Middle schoolers discover installation art. In this installation art lesson, students discuss different types of installation art. Middle schoolers use graphic organizers to record information about installation art. Students brainstorm and sketch the installation art they want to create.
This lesson combines math, visual art, and language arts activities that all focus on the making, and bailing of hay. The activities can be adjusted to address different age ranges. Most of the activities focus on gainin proficiency with numbers, counting, and patterns. The worksheets embedded in the plan are terrific, and provide you with everything you need to successfully implement this fine plan.
Examine the contributions of African-Americans in the worlds of art and literature. Over the course of a few days, young scholars will read and analyze a poem, a short story, and a piece of art. They complete a range of comprehension-building activities, including writing poetry based on their reflections, comparing different people groups through a graph, and creating a class mural.
The painting The Torn Hat by Thomas Sully will invite learners to analyze the face of a child from long, long ago. They'll use the provided background information and guiding questions to discuss the elements of art found in the image. You can then engage them in active learning through art with any of the eight suggested activities.
Here is a packet of lessons which are designed to help you to foster your pupils' creativity. The lessons are designed to develop their fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration on ideas. The are built around field trips to a variety of museums, and/or science labs where pupils are exposed to art, inventions, and forward thinking. These resources certainly could be a starting point for bringing more creative activities into the classroom.