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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.
Sand Mandala's 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. Then pupils work together in a series of community building activities. Close-up images and analysis notes provide an in-depth look at the symbolism found in this healing art form.
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.
When Europeans first came back with tales of China, they provided vivid written accounts and minimal visual imput. This resulted in art rendered mostly from descriptive language. Learners explore this phenomena by listening to descriptions of specific Chinese masterpieces, then attempting to use just the description to guide their drawing. The lesson could result in an eye-opening class discussion.