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Students study the French sculptors of the 19th century. In this art history instructional activity, students study French sculptures of the 19th century. This instructional activity 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.
Pupils 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.
Students participate in various activities to introduce themselves to Fresco painting. In groups, they are assigned a specific aspect of the technique and they use the Internet to research it. They visit art museums and gather information about the artists. They present their findings to the class to end the lesson.
Students analyze the art of George Dibble and Wayne Thiebaud and complete art related activities. In this art analysis instructional activity, students read biographies of the two artists and descriptions of various types of painting techniques. Students create art using oil sticks and egg tempera.
How does density relate to mass and volume? Allow your young scientists a chance to discover the answer to the question though experimentation. Using simple lab equipment and ordinary household items, the relationship between density, mass, and volume becomes clear in a very short time. Learners will also have a chance to practice math and literacy skills throughout the activity.
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.
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.
You can't truly analyze art until you understand the types of decisions artists make while creating it. Presented here, are definitions and examples of the basic elements of art and design, in relation to how they are used in the creation of art as well as the analysis of it.
“It was a dark and stormy night.” Thus begins the 1830 novel Paul Clifford and, of course, all of Snoopy’s novels! Encourage young writers to craft settings for their stories that go beyond Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s often-mocked phrase with a series of exercises. Additional examples of great introductory settings can be found in the paperback series It Was a dark and Stormy Night. Consider having class members check out the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest that awards prizes for the worst beginnings.
Moral choices arise when a character is imbued with great talent or super powers. A study of these choices form the basis of a unit focused on character development in the first two novels of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea series. The richly detailed plans include step-by-step lessons, activities, extensions, journal prompts, and culminating activities. A great resource.
Students access prior knowledge to round numbers and add decimals. In this mental math lesson, students share the book Betcha and calculate estimates for three jars based on the book. Students calculate money answers based on coins presented them. Students complete a worksheet and play a game.
Students uncover the mathematical proportions as well as the history of the Parthenon. In this math and science lesson, students use research to find the contributions of ancient Greeks made to our current society. They explore the relationships between the mathematics and the aesthetics of the Parthenon. In the concluding activity, students solve problems related to the Nashville Parthenon.