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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.
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.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars discuss the stories and art's effect. Students brainstorm about a heroic experience they've had and write a short story about it. Young scholars 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.
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. 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!
Introduce your class to the computer keyboard, word processing, and drawing programs. After familiarizing your group with certain parts and programs, class members type their name using a word processing program and then switch to a drawing program to create a self-portrait. Download the results and post around the classroom.