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Encourage your pupils to think critically about media and the messages media portrays. Starting off with a quick-write about pop culture, this assignment launches into a hands-on, collaborative collage project. After creating collages, partners take a gallery walk, respond to a series of questions, and come up with a message they would like to say to the media. A separate assignment page is included for the message requirements.
Students create individual works of collage art using tissue paper, glue, and paintbrushes in this Art lesson adaptable for many different student levels. Emphasis is placed upon the works of Sister Mary Pertoli and her tissue paper collages.
Young scholars create "media Collages" out of labels from boxes, bottles, and cans, and other found objects in this Art lesson for all ages. Adaptations are included for younger and older students. Lesson also includes a writing option for older young scholars.
Students explore collages. They observe collages created by a variety of artists. Student create both traditional and computer collages using "family gatherings" as the theme. They manipulate materials and work with various objects.
Fifth graders study the concept of self-potraiture using examples. They create their own portraits that are put into a class collage. The skills of working cooperatively with art and appreciation of classmate's work is practiced.
Students explore the art themes of form, content, ornament, and decoration. They explore the Illinois State Museum website, view the online Theme Galleries, and create a collage that reflects a theme.
Students develop their fine motor skills as they make a craft for Mother's Day. In this crafts instructional activity, students make a craft including bookmarks, coupon books, cards, bath salts, and magnets.
This worksheet is made up of two tasty ice cream scoops (one chocolate, one vanilla) for learners to cut out. There is no cone included, so this could be an opportunity for class members to create their own cones out of construction paper. No directions are included.
Turn those old water bottles, cans, newspapers, and cardboard boxes into cool new toys. Working in teams, children design and build rockets, robots, or animals out of a variety used materials. Consider asking the class to bring in reusable items from home to further engage them in developing environmentally friendly habits. A fun Earth Day activity that raises awareness about different ways to help preserve the planet.
Learn the art of quilting with this lesson plan that can be connected to a history lesson on quilts in Ancient Egypt, China, and modern art. After studying a general history of quilts, its uses, and the history of different patterns, have your class construct their own! Using an assortment of decorative paper, your class will be able to make their own unique quilts.
Notan is a Japanese word that expresses the interaction between light and dark. Learners explore Notan while creating dimensional art pieces that examine positive and negative spaces. They'll discuss the art of Notan, create their masterpieces, and then write an artistic statement about their pieces. The lesson includes many fine examples, a straightforward procedure, a rubric for grading, and several helpful hyperlinks.
Students make a baby chick in a basket craft. In this writing instructional activity students create and write about their baby chick. Students practice counting to 100 as they wrap the yarn for the chick's body.
Little ones read a story about a monster at school, and then they generate a list of classroom rules. After they write down the new list of rules, each child crafts a small monster, which they'll use to decorate their personal rule list. The lesson would be great to use during the first week of school.
A fun and simple craft project, young learners use paper plates, craft sticks, markers and crayons to make dog masks. You can have a discussion before starting the craft project about the differing hair length, color, and size of dogs so that your pupils' masks are all unique. After the masks are complete, have your little dogs come to life! Put on a play, set up a mock veterinarian office, or just practice barking, wagging, and whimpering. Youngsters will love this activity!
Students create spider crafts. In this spider craft lesson, students create three different spider based crafts. Students create a spider, a spider web, and a spider collage.
In this craft project worksheet, students follow the detailed instructions to make a T- Shirt project. Students use a small T- shirt coated in Plaster of Paris to make a hardened shape on a hanger. Students paint their T- shirts.
In this butterfly mobile craft project activity, students color and cut out the patterns of a butterfly. Students follow the directions to construct a butterfly mobile.
For this craft project worksheet, students gather materials and with adult help, construct a table for feeding birds. This is an advanced project.
Students create a collage and identify the various styles of artists and illustrators. They read Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Bruce Wood and discuss his illustrations portrayed in the book. Students also create a collage and compare it to the other art forms studied in other lessons.
Explore the visual arts by creating a construction paper art project. In this collage lesson, young artists research the Internet to examine styles of famous artists including Keith Haring. They create cut-outs of hearts using construction paper and utilize paint to construct a heart collage which they display in their classroom.