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Students study the French sculptors of the 19th century. In this art history lesson, students study French sculptures of the 19th century. This lesson includes a discussion of the different artistic movements and is meant to be used with an accompanying visit to the Musee d'Orsay in France.
Sixth graders study and engage in a variety of activities surrounding the many aspects of Ancient Greece. They discuss the controversy surrounding The Elgin Marbles and write a letter to the museum curator persuading him to agree with their solution.
Students discuss the historical painting of portraits. In this art history lesson, students examine the history of portraiture during the nineteenth century. This lesson is intended to be used with a visit to the Musee d'Orsay in France.
Young scholars analyze the art of George Dibble and Wayne Thiebaud and complete art related activities. For this art analysis lesson, students read biographies of the two artists and descriptions of various types of painting techniques. Young scholars create art using oil sticks and egg tempera.
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.
Students select a common object or a face, and draw or paint it on a flat surface making it larger than real life. They choose a common object or simple scene and repeat it horizontally or vertically as defined rows. They create a flat, two dimensional drawing or painting in the manner of the comic book.
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.
Learners 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.
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.
Young scholars 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.
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.
New Review Exploring Tessellations
Looking for a good lesson on tessellations for your elementary schoolers? This one looks to be quite good! Pupils discover that a tessellation is any pattern of repeating shapes that cover a surface without overlapping or leaving any gaps. The lesson honors the fact that a tessellation is akin to an art project with the challenge of solving a puzzle.
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.
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.
Perfect for summer camp, an after school program, or your classroom, these instructions will make tie-dying a breeze! Simple instructions and helpful images make tie dying a fun and easy project. Tip: Have learners predict the outcome of their intended design. Have them look at possible outcomes based on images, determine what they'd like to achieve, then see if they can make it happen.
Kids are asked how an Indian mandala was made. They devise a hypothesis and then use colored sand to test if their guesses were correct. They document the experience, examine a mandala, and write a comparative piece about the differences in their artistic process and the Indian monk's artistic process.
Learners read paragraphs and study pictures to learn about museums and in particular the Musee' d'Orsay. In this museum study instructional activity, students study the range of activities found in a museum and the characteristics common to all museums. Learners also study the characteristics of the Musee' d'Orsay.
What a great project to use as part of an exploration of animals or habitats. Learners design a clay model of a home for a forest animal. This could be a great way to cement what your class has learned about habitats.