Two-dimensional Design Teacher Resources
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Deal With It! Contemporary Issues
Tenth graders investigate current events using the medium of art to communicate objectives to the viewer. They make a media collage from picking contemporary issues from news resources for images to be put together in a creative format.
10th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 22 Downloads
The Art of Furniture: Decorations Inspired By Nature
Learners discover how artists abstract plants and flowers into two-dimensional designs, explore techniques used by woodworkers to translate designs into furniture decoration, and abstract natural form and develop design to decorate piece of furniture.
K - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
A Likely and Unlikely Match: Frida and Diego
Delve into the fascinating relationship between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera using this resource. Learners discuss the lives of these famous artists, and talk about the ways Frida Kahlo incorporated elements of this tumultuous relationship into her artwork.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 42 Downloads
The Art of Furniture: Decorations Inspired by Nature
What inspires furniture designers? As learners of all ages view examples of woodworking used in French and American furniture, they discuss woodworkers' techniques and inspirations. They identify techniques such as veneering and marquetry that were used to decorate furniture.
2nd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 37 Downloads
Photograms - Creating Two-Dimensional Design on Light Sensitive Paper
Ninth graders examine light patterns, photograms, and the basic concepts of photography. A class discussion is lead to determine common photographic terms such as light-sensitive paper, transparent, translucent and opaque materials. Students explore how film is developed and the elements of good art composition.
9th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 12 Downloads
Polymer Clay and Geometric Forms
Have your class explore geometric shapes using clay. Learners use polymer clay to create a three-dimensional design that can be sliced into two-dimensional pieces. It's a great way to combine art and math into an integrated lesson.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 46 Downloads
The Art Space - Activity 1
Learners discuss the value of community art centers in an attempt to determine if current cultural trends warrant this form of entertainment. This lesson is a very valuable resource and can be enhanced by a field trip to a local art gallery.
6th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 23 Downloads
Mathematics Alive: Environment and Design of Human Habitats
Third graders explore the structural composition of buildings and houses. In this math lesson, 3rd graders explain how architecture is related to mathematics. They create a blueprint of a structure with at least three different spaces.
3rd Technology & Engineering 8 Views 47 Downloads
Color in 3-D: A Nature Design Project
Students view a film about Hans Hofman and consider his use of color and layering. They experiment with the concept of 'push and pull' by using warm and cool color schemes in a tracing of leaves and shapes. Students view their work using 3-D glasses and discuss the effect the use of color and shading have on the piece.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 22 Downloads
Watercolor Painting- Pointillism with Fruit
Fifth graders explore pointillism painting techniques. In this pointillism painting lesson, 5th graders paint fruit using shades and tints. Students use the pointillism techniques along with watercolors to create a layered look. Students analyze their work and describe what they see and fill out self-assessment rubrics.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Motor Car and Galimoto: An Intercultural lesson in pragmatism, creativity, and perseverance
Third graders explore cultural awareness by reading children's literature. In this human poverty lesson, 3rd graders read the book Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams and discuss the main character's struggle to achieve his goals. Students complete a reading comprehension form which categorizes the different story settings and structure.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Adinkra Printed Textiles
High schoolers examine printed textiles that commemorate events, people, and objectives. In this Adinkra printed textile lesson, students explore Africa as they discover the patterns and techniques for creating Adinkra symbols on textile. High schoolers create their own printed textiles in the style of the Adinkra.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Safety Works! Modifying Designs.
Fifth graders examine inventions and personal safety devices. Using the internet, 5th graders explore safety devices and the reasons for their use. Given a list of devices, pupils research the inventor, the innovation of the device, and how it protects people.
5th Science 6 Views 8 Downloads
Geography: Where on Earth Are the Postage Stamp Countries?
Seventh graders research the six European "postage stamp" (small) countries and research interesting facts about them. In groups, they are assigned to one of the six countries of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, or Vatican City.
7th Social Studies & History 30 Views 55 Downloads
Functional Public Sculpture? Let's build a"Reading Wall"!
Students interview a brick sculptor and aid in building a brick wall. They write expository paragraphs explaining the sequential process of building a reading wall. They create reading wall sketch designs. Students carve their names and a design onto a wet clay brick that is included in the project.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads