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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.
Explore the development of wood art. For 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.
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, 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.
Kids get artistic as they explore the impact of art materials, sculpture, and performance. They discuss the work of Janine Antoni and then create a performance piece that reflects social or global issues they feel strongly about. The end result should be an empathetic, thoughtful, and highly engaging experience for the entire class.
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.
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.
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.
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 on states of matter by melting analogous crayon chips onto a drawing of a caterpillar.