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Art can be found anywhere, even in the class recycle bin. El Anatsui is an artist that uses found materials to create two and three-dimensional art. Kids examine his techniques, discuss the differences between found art forms, and then work in groups to create their own art. Photos, resource links, and art notes make for an easily executable lesson plan.
Middle schoolers construct a three-dimensional model of a city using both similar and congruent figures and geometric transformations. City must have at least ten buildings with each building labeled and may be constructed out of paper or modeling clay. A two-dimensional representation, drawn to scale, must be included as well.
The three R's are, reduce, reuse, and recycle. Third graders use recycled materials to design and create an environmentally themed piece of art. They discuss and examine major art works that were created using recycled materials, then they get to work creating with trash!
Tenth graders apply their knowledge of similiar polygons to make conjectures about similarity among three-dimensional models. They test their conjectures by measuring three-dimensional objects and comparing corresponding lengths of edges and angle measures, surface areas, and volumes.
Students create sculptures of a human head with Sculptamold. They comprehend and apprecitate portraits and sculptures of the human face as art forms and the opportunity to incorporate human feelings and emotions in their own art. Students focus on the differences between two-and three-dimensional art. They are shown ways to create sculptures.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, you can add art to any lesson! While little learners are discovering why fish have specific body parts such as, scales, fins, and gills, they start making three-dimensional fish forms. Children will use clay and a variety of common household items to sculpt their beautiful fish. The fish can act as a starting point for more discussion or can be labeled using pins and card stock. Tip: Making a fish might be difficult for very small children, use a fish cake or cookie mold instead.
Sixth graders identify and replicate two dimensional illustrations of three dimensional objects. In this spatial visualization lesson, 6th graders practice viewing objects from various sides. Student participate in stations to view various cube orientations. Students then create a building to practice three-dimensional spatial visualization.
Indian art depicts an amazing pantheon of gods and goddesses, each having interesting powers and purposes. Young art historians use the provided images to analyze a carved sculpture of a monkey-god. They then brainstorm the attributes found in many superheros, and create a three-dimensional sculpture of their super human hero.
Apply geometric properties and formulae for surface area and volume by constructing a three-dimensional model of a city. Learners use similar and congruent figures and transformations to create a city of at least 10 buildings. They trade with classmates, who calculate surface area and volume of some of the structures. Refers to a Discovery Education video/DVD to support and enrich the project; a link takes you to a website to order it. Charts mentioned are not attached.
Students explore the technique of embossing through the use of aluminium foil and a three dimensional collage. In this embossing instructional activity, students create a sentence with the letters of the word stamp. Students discuss a plaque and make collage with small objects. Students use aluminium foil to preserve the embossed shapes.
A neat art project is on the horizon. Your class can experience impasto, or textured painting with this expressive art lesson. They design and then paint using the impasto technique. This is done by mixing toilet paper into the paint. The results are great and would accent a lesson on a painter such as Van Gough.
Middle schoolers will have a wonderful time recreating the tomb of Prince Liu Sheng of the Han Dynasty. They'll research and discuss the politics and religion of the era, as well as how archaeologists infer what the past was like, based on what they find. The class will also use maps and images to construct a three-dimensional model of the ancient tomb. Fun stuff!
Students create 3 dimensional art. In this sculpture lesson, students collect objects that represent their community's values to include in a 3 dimensional sculpture. Students write a paragraph explaining the chosen theme of their sculpture and work in groups to create a tableau with a "frozen body pose." Factual information about sculpture is included.