Texture in Art Teacher Resources
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Retratos: 2000 Years of Latin American Portraits
Students explore Latin American art. In this bi-lingual art history lesson, students view a vast collection of Latin American artwork to better conceptualize the depth and contributions Latin American artist have had throughout history. This lesson includes activities and a multitude of resources.
The Fine Art of Collecting: Mail Art Collector John Held Jr.
Students study and create Mail Art. In this art lesson, students study the evolution of Mail Art. This lesson includes an extensive list of resources related to the topic and a few related activities for students involving Mail Art.
When Disaster Strikes! Rocks, Minerals, Erosion and Weather
Students pretend the area they live in is subject to wind, waves and rain. In groups, they pretend they are a groups of meteorologists or geologists and are to report on the weather and damage that could occur there. Each group develops a news report to present their findings to the class.
In the first section, students will create a diorama, that includes a local habitat and shows the plants, animals, and non-living components needed to sustain the area. Students will be using their notes and learning logs for reference, as well as doing research to ensure that they have a viable habitat. In the second section, students write a test. Teachers will assess the expectations using information collected from both activities.
Town, Tales, and Timelines
Second graders study Ancient India, Ancient China, and/or Modern Japan in an integrated unit lasting between 6-9 weeks. Economic concepts are taught for each country, and the art teacher integrates art from these countries culminating "town simulation event."
Art Goes Back to School
Pupils study the history of art education in the Bay Area of San Francisco. In this art education lesson, students read information about the art education, activities, and history for art education in the Bay Area.
Interpreting Selected Works of Art from the 20th Century African-American Experience
Students examine pieces of art by African-American artists in the 20th Century. For each piece, they are shown slides of the artwork and others by the artist to identify the techniques used. In groups, they discuss and research the time period in which the art was produced to end the lesson.
How Do I Express What I Believe?
Fifth graders research the American tradition of face pots or face jugs. They create an original face pot that represents a belief they hold about themselves.
Elements of Visual Art - Texture
Students experience texture with all their senses and identify texture in works of art. They create a texture collage.
Third graders learn the basic elements of art and develop an appreciation for art. In this ten-lesson unit, 3rd graders explore how to analyze art objectively, and try their hand at creating original art.
Tiger in a Tropical Storm by Henri Rousseau
Tiger in a Tropical Storm by Henri Rousseau can be analyzed by your second grade class. They'll learn about the artist Henri Rousseau and then use six excellent questions to better understand the painting. Ten related activity suggestions are included to actively engage your young art history enthusiasts.
My Place In Space
The purpose of this unit is for students to make the rich set of connections between astronomy and the rest of science and technology, language arts, cultural studies (social studies), math, art, and music.
Nature's Magic Elixir
Students do research to discover the importance of water in the world and its effect upon our daily lives. They will also appreciate the beauty of water and how it is so adaptable within nature.
Rhythm, Patterns, Color, and Texture in Art and Poetry
Seventh graders discover the meaning of rhythm, patterns, color, and texture by creating a class symphony. They can create this symphony to a historical work of art also. They make sounds and music individually, which the teacher conducts as a symphony.
Art Using Sequence
Students are introduced to representative works of various artists including Paul Klee, Piet Mondrian, Sonia Delauny, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro and Henri Rosseau. They read books, participate in discussion and create original works of art.
Dempsey and Firpo by George Bellows
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.
New! Butterflies and Bugs
Symmetry, line, shape, art, and math are all connected through a fun hands-on craft. Included are instructions to a classic activity, where learners create butterflies to show symmetry in nature and then discuss symmetry in math. It is intended for learners in the second grade, but can easily be adapted for learners in kindergarten or first grade.
I spy (Camouflaged Animals in Art!)
Students create a picture of a camouflaged animal in its habitat. In this visual arts lesson, students look at Hans Hoffmann's painting A Hare in the Forest and discuss the animal's camouflage. They research their own animal to create a picture and write a narrative about that animal in its habitat.
Go Fish! Fish or other Sea Creature from Recycled Materials
Students brainstorm what a fish looks like determining the parts from schema and research. They create a unique and interesting 3-d sculpture of fish or underwater creature mostly from recycled materials, then examine the aesthetics of the project and how it will be displayed.
Reflections in the Mirror A Visual Journal and Mural Inspired by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Students examine and analyze works of art by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. They create journals that follow the form and content of Kahlo's diary, and murals in the spirit of Rivera.