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Students investigate the self-portraits and figure drawings of famous artists such as Käthe Kollowitz, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt and others following their own attempts to create their expressive original drawings.
Pupils practice their drawing skills. In this drawing skills lesson, students complete a self-observation drawing activity and then 3 methods of figure drawing.
Second graders participate in a demonstration where the teacher chooses a student and uses the student in a figure drawing. They study the repetition of a color throughout the picture and how the color repetition makes the eye follow that color through the picture.
Students explore dancing and drawing. In this art lesson, students hear music representing a certain word, dance, and draw to the same music.
Students explore Chinese art methods. In this art activity, students recognize the beauty in Chinese painting and then work with arabesque relationships in order to create their own Chinese brushwork gesture drawing.
High schoolers, during this twelve week series of lessons, learn basic anatomy through life sketches of human skeletons and shells. They learn fundamentals of line and convey life through sketches learning science through art.
Fifth graders use Career-O-Rom-A interactive software to investigate various careers in which they are interested. They examine the clothing associated with their career choices and workplaces. They list ten careers which still appeal after research.
Students research the Mississippian culture and how the regalia people distinguish themselves and their different roles in society.
Young scholars draw human figures.
Students begin the lesson by drawing figures doing different activities. As a class, they view artwork on Greek vases and discover how the political situations affect the drawings on the vases. They draw their own scene to place on a vase and review the impact of positive and negative space.
Fifth graders study repeated lines and colors as they create lines of symmetry. For this math and visual arts lesson, 5th graders examine works of art by Michael Gregory and Martin Puryear to look for colors, lines, and shapes. They use a variety of color palettes in the polygons they draw with water soluble pencils as they show reflection in their artwork.
Fourth graders investigate the concept of geometric patterning. They create their own patterns with a few basic requirements. The patterns must illustrate the concepts of flipping, 90 and 180 degree rotations. The collages also consist of an overlap combination of colors.
Fourth graders create a design for a fort or tree house using blocks. In this architecture lesson plan, 4th graders make a collage and then use that to make their design.
In this transformations worksheet, 10th graders solve and complete 27 various types of problems that include similar figures and justifying answers. First, they dilate the shape shown using a zoom factor from the origin. Then, students solve for the unknown variable in each similar figure. They also find the perimeter and area of the shaded region of the figure.
Young scholars engage in a lesson plan which brings together the students' knowledge of engineering and airplanes and the creation of a glider model to determine how each modification affects the flight. The young scholars use a design procedure whereby one variable is changed and all the others are kept constant. Each group has a test flight to see which design flie the best.
Art and history go hand-in-hand as youngsters explore Mughal miniature painting. They start by discussing the natural materials used in India in the 15th century to create painting pigments. Then they experiment as they design and create miniature works of art similar to those of long ago. Some fantastic example images, great web links, and a list of natural painting materials are included.
Third graders discover geometric shapes by drawing everyday still objects.  In this illustration lesson, 3rd graders discuss drawing techniques applying to still life and practice these techniques in class.  Students  identify the different shapes in objects before they begin to draw them, which makes it easier to draw correct proportions.
Fourth graders use polygons to create animal figures with symmetry. For this polygons and symmetry lesson, 4th graders create a symmetrical animal collage by cutting and gluing geometric shapes and figures from math activities.  
Third graders draw shapes that are congruent with each other and identify other congruent shapes. In this congruency lesson plan, 3rd graders also apply specific colors from the color wheel in their shapes.
Third graders incorporate math into dancing. In this algebra lesson, 3rd graders identify different shapes and patterns using dance movements. They relate the different creations to polygons as they incorporate the use of stretchy bands to make the shapes.

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