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Rain Forest Stencils
Fourth graders explore animals of the rain forest. They create a drawing of an animal in the rain forest. Students research the animal and write a paragraph about the animal. They use a stencil to create a picture of a rain forest animal.
Stencilling and Stippling onto paper and fabric
Students stencil and stipple patterns onto fabric. For this stencilling and stippling lesson plan, students create shapes out of sponges and create patterns with them. Then they stencil and stipple onto the fabric and describe their creation.
Stencilling and Stippling Onto Paper and Fabric
Students use stencilling, stippling, and printing techniques to reproduce patterns on paper and fabric. In this patterns lesson plan, students position and reproduce a pattern onto fabric and explain their design.
Screen printing - Positive-Negative shape - Paper stencils
Pupils explore materials and experiment with stencil process. Students study positive verses negative shape. They experiment with color planning and learn what happens when colors overlap. They work with personal symbols and/or non-objective shapes and make at least one quality print.
Vegetable Print Patterns
Create a unique print using vegetable stencils and tempera paints applied to grid like pattern formed from cut pieces of paper. Your students will choose either a warm or a cool color scheme.
Airbrushing on Silk
High schoolers create artwork by airbrushing on silk. This is a simple beginners project using five colors of paint and two types of stencils: positive and negative. As with all of the art lessons that come from this source, the products produced are just fantastic!
Young scholars investigate the various techniques that studenT book illustrators utilize such as paper collage, die-cut pages, and object stencils for relief printing.
SWEET DREAMS, MOON BABY
Study previously-unpublished techniques and also stunning yet surprisingly easy historic techniques in quilting. Advance from simple needleturn applique to antiquarian fancywork with optional stencil-shading applique, inkwork, and embroidery.
Pastel Number Design and Number Sentencing
First graders discover artists who used numerals in their artwork. Using chalk pastels, they experiment with what the medium can do to a new piece of art. They review warm and cool colors, the concept of overlapping and how to use stencils. They practice adding number sentences as well.
Camels and Pyramids
Students examine and create artwork. In this visual arts lesson, students examine the motif present in "Camels and Pyramids." Students design their own motifs that they incorporate into a painted and stenciled piece.
Rock Art Stencil Printing
Students will create a painting using symbols that were used by Native Americans or symbols they create based on what they have learned about symbols used in Native American rock paintings.
Young scholars create a stenciled pillow. They read about the history of stenciling, follow directions to create stencils, stencil fabric with paints and then sew the fabric into a tasseled pillow. The pillow can be used a gift for upcoming holidays.
Kids Quilt Together
Young scholars practice stenciling designs onto fabric in hoops. After the quilting is complete, they stitch lace around the hoop to make it more decrative. They share their quilt with the class and the class comments on the design.
Prints and Drawings in Contemporary Inuit 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.
The results of this project are sure to brighten any school hallway or dreary set of walls. It begins as learners choose or take photographs and convert them into negative/positive space images. They print, then stencil the image onto tagboard, which they will then use as the foundation of a fun photographic technique. In groups of three, they'll photograph their images in a dark room at a low shutter speed while their peer runs a glow light behind the stencil image. The result is a glowing image that shows both positive and negative space.
Create a Lotus Lantern for the Lotus Lantern Festival
The Koren Lotus Lantern Festival, also known as Yeondeunghoe celebrates the birth of the Buddha. It is also the topic of a wonderful art-based lesson plan. The class discusses the significance of the lotus in relation to the story of the Buddha, and then make paper lotus lanterns like the ones made in Korea. Everything needed to complete this activity is included!
Setting The Scene With Paint
Learners consider different story settings and how they add to character and plot development. They choose settings to recreate in three dimensions using stencil, printing, and stamping techniques with paint.
Stencil in Dabbler
Fifth graders create their own stencils.
Controlling Nonpoint Source Pollution
Students examine factors affecting water quality. They test water in a local body of water to determine its quality. They collect data and continue monitoring the water monthly. They assess water quality in the home and on the farm.
Landscape Painting Through the Ages - Activity 1
Students create a stencil rendition of a landscape in this introductory lesson to the history of landscape art from the Renaissance to present day. A video is included to aid in the creative process.