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Ancient Roman Mosaics
Kids take a look at mosaics found in ancient Rome, then they use highly geometric patterns to make their own fabulous pots. They use the patterns to adhere tiles onto a clay pot for an authentic Roman mosaic look. Tip: Make it math applicable and have the class determine angles, measure spaces, and then figure out the diameter and circumference of their pots.
6th Visual & Performing Arts
Where Do We Come From? who Are We? Where Are We Going?
Students are responsible for producing works for, coordinating (with the teacher?s assistance) and mounting an exhibition to be presented at a parent-teacher open house. They examine literature by Henry David Thoreau and other writers. Students write daily in their journals.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Virtual Figure Sculptures
Students identify visual arts by identifying famous artwork on-line. In this sculpture lesson, students utilize the web to research popular sculptors and to see a video interview with Keith Haring. Students utilize paper, cardboard, markers, pencils and paper clips to create their own sculptures which they display around school.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Searching the World Wide Web for Rudy Autio
Students research Rudy Autio. In this research lesson students maneuver through the Internet to better understand the artist Rudy Autio. They examine his background, educational experiences, art production, influences, and style.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The First Artists
Learners explore the importance of cave paintings as the first examples of visual art in the Western Hemisphere. They compare examples of cave art to modern art pieces, discuss the lives of cave painters, create their own animal drawing in the cave painting style and write a story about cave art in this seven part mini-unit.
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Giants of the Past
Students create a paper sculpture based on ancient Greek statues. In this visual arts lesson, students read the book, The Mysterious Giant of Barletta and use cardstock to create their own statue. Students write a narrative story told from the sculpture's viewpoint.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
The Geometry of Paul Goble's Artwork
Students examine the concepts of geometry used by Paul Goble in his book Adopted By The Eagles. After analyzing Mr. Goble's work they create an original piece featuring symmetry, pattern, repetition, and other principles of geometry. Students design their project around a natural setting of their choice.
4th - 8th Math
Dolls Around the World - Figurative Sculpture
Students examine different cultures while making doll sculptures. Using tinfoil, they make the doll, paint them and give them hair and props related to that specific culture. They also compare and contrast different dolls as they review the cultures.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
A Sculptor's Model
Students investigate visual arts by researching art on the Internet. In this expressionism lesson, students identify several famous artworks on-line based on self expression and discuss the techniques. Students examine steel sculptures and create their own sculptures utilizing arts and craft materials.
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Giants Of The Past
Students create a paper sculpture based on ancient Greek and Roman statues in the Getty Museum. In this paper sculpture lesson plan, students read the story The Mysterious Giant of Barletta by Tomie dePaola. They then make a sculpture based on the story and write a narrative story told from the viewpoint of their sculpture.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Narrative Art: What’s the Story?
Your third graders design works of art that reflect themselves. In this visual arts lesson, your class will examine works of art that tell stories and replicate the models as they transform a personal narrative of their own into a visual piece.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Graham's Appalachian Spring: A Study
Students explore choreographic narrative. In this choreography lesson plan, students explore the elements of Appalachian Spring as they develop a series of written responses to assignments that challenge them to investigate the structure of the choreography.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The Many Faces of Mona Lisa
Learners view slides of and discuss the Mona Lisa and Leonardo daVinci. They record their ideas of the painting and make sketches of them, translating their ideas into art an form. Students then select a technique such as painting, sculpture, or collage to create their own impression of the Mona Lisa.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Creating a Garden Journal
Youngsters create science journals which are used to record observations from the school garden. The goal of this activity is to help kids tune into nature by making daily observations on the growth of the plants, and also to take note of other plant and animal life they see in the garden.