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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.
Students stencil and stipple patterns onto fabric. In 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.
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.
Students 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.
Students investigate the use of patterns and how they are used with stencils in order to create personal works of art. They write the story that is created with the repeating of a pattern. The final composition must be made from 3 different shapes.
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.
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!
Sixth graders review three different types of boomerang shapes, use stencils to draw and cut out these, shapes and use various art materials and mediums to design their surfaces. They study boomerange history, art forms and how they were used.
Learners research zoo animals and plants native to each zoo animal's environment. They measure and cut stencils of animals and plants to use in printing a cover for a zoo animal report. They locate photos of both and create a classroom zoo expo.
Learners create either a landscape or ocean scene by using oil crayons, stencils and watercolors, after which they show and explain their work.
Students investigate the various techniques that studenT book illustrators utilize such as paper collage, die-cut pages, and object stencils for relief printing.
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.
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.
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.
Students 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.
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.
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.
Students 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.
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!

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