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Second graders create the pages to their color booklets as they use the marbling technique. They'll discuss cool and warm color schemes and express the colors of the sun and water by marbling paint. Note: This is part two to a three-part lesson, but it can be used as a stand-alone lesson.
Students examine paintings by Jackson Pollack. They define new vocabulary associated with painting and compare them with other styles of art. They create their own piece of art to share with the class.
Students examine the contemporary Inuit prints and drawings in the National Gallery of Canada’s collection. In this contemporary Inuit art lesson, students look at work from 5 different areas, investigate Inuit printmaking, and make a print of an animal.
Explore the development of wood art. In this art history lesson, students study the art work of Gary Stevens. They describe, analyze, and derive meaning from the art they see. They then write a theory about the artist's purpose for the work of art and support their answer with reasonable personal opinions.
Students view prints of contemporary Inuit art and create a stencilling art piece. In this Inuit art lesson, students view a slideshow of Inuit art and write stories for the images. Students discuss the stories and art's effect. Students brainstorm about a heroic experience they've had and write a short story about it. Students then complete a stenciled art piece for the story.
Students create a background with a marbling technique. They plan and create a figure from assorted papers, mixing solids and patterns. Students glue the figure to the background, and embellish negative space with glitter.
Why is arts education so important? It builds critical thinking, analysis and creative problem-solving skills. Learners review the life of Michelangelo Buonarroti, and then analyze his piece, The Pieta. After that, they'll sculpt a human figure from three different perspectives to better understand shifts in light and scale in art composition.
Can sports become art? Eighth graders take a look at a painting that depicts two boxers in the ring. They discuss the artist's choice of subject and the history behind the fight. Focusing on the strength found in the painting, they sketch and then paint an image that also depicts human physicality and power when engaged in athletic competition.
Students consider works of art in their historical context. In this art in historical context lesson plan, students are encouraged to think about and record their prior knowledge of the historical period and to make inferences about the artist's circumstances and possible intent. Writing prompts are provided for essay writing activities.
Students explore the art of storytelling and stories from various cultures. Students experience Japanese and Chinese culture as well as Greek mythology. Students create and present their own Greek mythology topic to the class.
Students examine storytelling in a cross curricular unit. Language arts, social studies, science and math are all incorporated in this project as well as technology through the use of Hyperstudio.
Pupils practice observing and analyzing two works of art. They describe the elements and principles, subject matter, history and mediums of two works of art. Use a compare and contrast strategy to interpret the meaning of two works of art.
Third graders explore pattern, texture, balance, symmetry as they examine Roman and Byzantine art in the four lessons of this unit. Details of the major art works studied are placed into a booklet for presentation to the class.
Students view and discuss Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Students interpret works by Miro, Oldenberg, Cornell and de Vlaminck and discuss how they feel when viewing the pieces.
Students study fourteen images of paintings from the Memorial Art Gallery's tour of culture. They study the paintings for artifacts from other cultures and periods of history.
Students research Laurel True and the art of mosaics. In this art history lesson, students research mosaics from different time periods and places. They react to Laurel True's artistic work and create their own mosaics.
Students create a faux ivory napkin ring using art supplies and knowledge gained from in-class discussions and teacher supplied information in this art lesson easily adaptable to a Social Studies or Language Arts classroom.
Let's continue the fun with art and literacy in Part Two of the two-part lesson on symbolism and the story, The Little Prince. The class continues their discussion of symbolism in literature and art, as they paint the paper mache world they've created. They use polymer clay to sculpt an inhabitant for their planet, and then write an additional chapter for The Little Prince which includes a visit to the planet they have created. Note: See Additional Materials for a link to the first part of the lesson. 
Sand mandalas are transitory art forms that are created by a group for the purpose of healing. Upper graders learn how Tibetan monks create these amazing works of art, and study symbolism and metaphor. Then pupils work together in a series of community building activities before collaboratively creating their own work of art.
Get ready art teachers, here is a cute and creative way to teach little ones about analogous colors. They'll use clay to mix several shades of green, using blue, green, and yellow. They'll use their analogous greens to create little caterpillars, which they will hang on to as they read the popular book, The Hungry Caterpillar. Tip: extend this to a science lesson plan on states of matter by melting analogous crayon chips onto a drawing of a caterpillar.

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