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Lesson: Skin Fruit: Ideas of Empathy in Janine Antoni's Work
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.
Passport To the Past: A Tour of the Ancient, European and Asian Collections
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.
Elevating the Everyday
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.
To Tell The Truth
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.
Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute
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.
Creating Glass With Colored Pencil
High schoolers practice the artistic technique of drawing glass objects using colored pencils in this Visual Art instructional activity for the high school classroom. The instructional activity emphasizes the artwork of Audrey Flack and Ralph Goings and includes a short vocabulary list.
Characterization: In Black and White
Readers explore characters through qualities of light and dark in Ursula K. Le Guin's books A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan. They connect the concepts to their own personalities with questions on a beautiful reproducible. In another handout, the visual art technique chiaroscuro, use of light and dark to reveal character, is examined, and exemplified in literature with an excerpt from Atuan.
Students transform a discarded book into a creative art work of art that encompasses a theme and utilizes a variety of media and techniques.
Zoom-In: What is a Mosaic?
Third graders design mosaics that reflect their school's culture. In this visual arts lesson, 3rd graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress where they compare mosaics of the past to the cultures that produced them prior to creating their own.
The Mother Culture of Mexico: The Olmecs
Sixth graders study the Olmec civilization. They develop a map of Mexico and a map of the area of the Olmec civilization. They research Olmec art, religion, and architecture. They construct Olmec symbols including giant heads, altars, and sculptures.
Students create a pictorial narrative based upon John Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn" and the Japanese techniques of "lacquer jar" stories in this three-day Language Arts/Art instructional activity.
Paper Maché Mancala Game Boards
Seventh graders create three dimensional works of art from two dimensional plans, develop skills in papier-mach?? technique, utilize elements and principles of design to create 3-D form, and develop math/strategy skills in playing the game Mancala.
Trash To Treasure Mosaics
Students take part in Earth conservation by creating trash art projects. In this recycling lesson, students discuss the benefit of reusing materials on Earth and examine art from ancient civilizations. Students utilize recyclable containers and cardboard to create mosaics similar to the style of past civilizations.
Modeling Mania Math Topic: Using Models
Students examine problem solving techniques when working on spatial problems. They discover how models, sketches, and drawings can be used to understand on something works. They design a model of a bridge using given dimensions and materials.
Living Art-i-facts: Technology Takes Us There!
Students create living artifacts dealing with different times and cultures. They explore Ancient Rome, the Middle Ages, Islam, Africa, and the United States.
The Art of Interpreting Percent
Ddefine the relationships between fractions, decimals, and percentages in a series of lessons. The class practices converting between these three versions of a number. They also find the common factor of a numerator and denominator and represent that number in lowest terms.
Second graders, in groups, develop models to show how forces such as gravity, friction, equal, unequal forces and change in direction work on marbles.
Discovering Shoes, Step by Step
Students discuss and write about their interpretations of the art. They compare and contrast the numerous types of shoes and how they are used in a certain time and place. Students memorize the Shel Silverstein's poem, "Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too." They write a story called "A Lost Shoe." Additional ideas are listed for cross curriculum.
Animals All Around
In this animals learning exercise, learners write about the animals they see and design a cup, plate, or pitcher in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students complete 4 activities.
Not Just Another Pretty Face The Gargoyle
Ninth graders investigate the significance of gargoyles and their relationship to architecture, symbolism and art history. They research and compare the form and function of gargoyles in Europe and the United States.