Dimensional Art Teacher Resources
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Lesson: Transformational Tapestries
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.
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Mixed Media Underwater Mural
Now this is the type of activity that can engage the whole class. After completing a unit on fresh water ecosystems and animal life, learners help design and create a three-dimensional mural. They use what they've learned in science to inform the choices they make in art.
1st - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 13 Downloads
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.
6th - 8th Math 43 Views 398 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Discovering Math: Exploring Geometry
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.
6th - 8th Math 38 Views 246 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Three Life-Giving Sisters: Plant Cultivation and Mohican Innovation
Children gain first-hand experience with Native American agriculture while investigating the life cycle of plants with this engaging experiment. Focusing on what the natives called the Three Sisters - corn, beans, and squash - young scientists germinate and grow seeds in order to learn about plant life and understand why the Mohicans chose to grow these plants alongside one another.
2nd - 5th Science 38 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Camel Container: Ceramics
Play with clay while building finger dexterity and important sculpting techniques. Learners make camel containers while they practice throwing and molding clay. Fun camel facts make this an interdisciplinary art lesson.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
New Review Identify and Describe Geometric Figures
In search of a comprehensive geometry resource to supplement your elementary math instruction? Look no further. This geometry chapter, taken straight out of a math textbook, provides everything you need to begin teaching young mathematicians about the properties two- and three-dimensional shapes.
2nd - 6th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What's in a Picture? An Introduction to Subject in the Visual Art
Learners discuss the subject and meaning of examples of visual art. They analyze various paintings found on the Metropolitan Museum of Art website, answer discussion questions, complete online interactive activities, and write an essay.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 81 Views 222 Downloads
Insides and Outsides
Give small groups handfuls of unit cubes and then dare them to build as many rectangular prisms as possible using only 12 cubes. This engaging activity serves as an introduction to the volume of solid figures. In addition to volume, measurers also learn about surface area by counting the faces the cubes that are visible on their prisms.
4th - 6th Math 12 Views 125 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Whose Afraid of Contemporary Art?
Have your class create original modern art sculptures. Learners analyze and discuss "The Profile," a sculpture by Martin Puryear. They work in teams to develop a proposal for a large outdoor sculpture in the community. Presentations must include a small model of the proposed sculpture which should be created by students using found materials.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 28 Downloads
Art Critic for a Day!
Middle schoolers practice evaluating art by creating a research project and presentation. They use the Internet and library to discover a piece of art or artist whom they feel has an impact on the world of art. Next, they create a PowerPoint, written or oral presentation to demonstrate their knowledge of the subject they have chosen.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 211 Downloads
New Review Recognizing Geometric Shapes
Young mathematicians explore the beauty of geometry with this cross-curricular math and visual arts instructional activity. Over the course of four or five days, children observe and discuss the geometric and organic shapes found in two pieces of artwork, before eventually creating there own mobiles that demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge about shapes.
4 mins K - 4th Math 52 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Eye-Popping Op Art
Students examine and discuss work of Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely, recognize visual components of Op Art, compare traditional Renaissance perspective with Op Art's illusion of three-dimensional space, and create original painting that creates illusion of three dimensions.
K - 12th Math 24 Views 48 Downloads
Lesson: Urs Fischer: Reviving the Past Art Movements
Seven major abstract art movements are analyzed by learners in groups. Each group analyzes various works by determining which work belongs to which movement. They then read Flatland, engage in an art and literary analysis discussion, then write a paper on what they've learned in class.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 23 Downloads
Lesson: All in a Name
Lao Tzu was the fabled author of the Toa te Ching, Lau Tzu is also the name of a large sculptural piece. Kids examine Mark di Suvero's larger-than-life sculptures in relation to the elements of art they've learner about. They examine each piece for color, line, space, and shape.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, you can add art to any instructional activity! While little learners are discovering why fish have specific body parts such as, scales, fins, and gills, they start making three-dimensional fish forms.
Pre-K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 26 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan: Communicating With Body Language
The Olmec were an ancient people native to Mexico who lived from 1000-500 BC. Young artists examine the Olmec piece Seated Figure to analyze the use of body language to communicate a tone or feeling. They then use clay or play-dough to create their own expressive sculpture.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 51 Views 91 Downloads
Lesson: Deities & Superheroes
Here's a twist on the old compare-and-contrast lesson. Budding art historians compare an Assyrian limestone relief to comic book superheroes. They discuss the similarities and differences in the three-dimensional relief to two-dimensional cartoon images.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 27 Downloads