Visual and Performing Arts Teacher Resources

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Second graders create a visual representation of the three ocean zones. In this visual arts instructional activity, 2nd graders discuss the three ocean zones and use crayons or tempera to create an ocean mural.
Students inspect performing arts by participating in a class presentation. In this art collage lesson plan, students examine the graffiti art created on New York subways and discuss the life of Keith Haring. Students create their own images based on graffiti styles and perform a dance in class as well.
Build your pupils' visual literacy and ability to identify art from some of the world's masters. They view the mixed-up art pieces and set them straight by matching the correct art piece to the correct artist. 
Build visual literacy and art analysis skills using an interesting worksheet. Included are two images for learners to analyze. They view each picture and answer the eight related questions to stimulate an understanding of the art and a discussion. 
Op art is fun to look at, and it's fun to make. Kids learn about the origins of op art and the op art master, M.C. Escher. They view simple to complex examples of op art to see how it works and then create an optical piece of their own. Perfect for art class or an after-school program. 
Physical exercise is the focus in this 4-H experience. Students engage in a series of activities involving taking a hike.
Students investigate acting and performing arts by portraying a story in class. In this pantomiming lesson, students read the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and discuss the characters amongst themselves. Students portray the 4 main characters in the story by performing a pantomime in class.
Learners create art plans for an "installation" after viewing a video of Native American mask making that centers around the Salmon rack idea. Emphasis is placed on collaborative work in this introductory instructional activity.
Stimulate the senses with a handprint art project! Flake laundry detergent, water, and food coloring are mixed together to create a substance that has a pleasant smell and will dry hard and dimensional. Children with visual disabilities will love smelling, touching, and then feeling their hardened handprints. Note: While the instructional activity is great for tactile stimulation in children with visual impairments, it would also be great as a fun pre-k project as well.
Our lives are full of color. Color is an important aspect of art. It affects the mood of the art work. This video shows the different ways and schemes color can be used.
Form is an important aspect of art to consider. The student in this video shares real life examples of form, as well as all different types a form can be.
Watch this introductory video to learn about the different elements of art. The young artist does a fantastic job at describing and demonstrating various examples of elements in art.
The young artist in this video demonstrates lines in art. She also describes the three different properties of lines. What a great video to watch when learning the basics of art.
Value is an important aspect of art to consider. It adds realism and mood to a work of art. This video shows various examples of value, as well as great descriptions.
How do you describe space? The young artist in this video does a great job at discussing space and different techniques to portray space in art.
Stage direction is important to know for all people involved in a production. Watch this video to learn all of the different directions.
From creating simple flip books to watching Saturday morning cartoons, we have all experienced the magic of animation. But how is it that a series of still images can be brought to life? It all has to do with the speed at which our brain processes what we see. Learn a brief history behind our current understanding of visual perception, and look at examples that demonstrate how our brains trick us into seeing motion. An interesting video to include in an art lesson on animation, or an exploration of cognitive process in the human brain.
Kids explore music, history, culture, and literature in a multi-faceted lesson plan. They discuss how both historical and cultural contexts shape music, art, and literature, and then apply these concepts as they engage in a listening activity. They hear the story Drummer Hoff and listen to a related piece of music. When they hear the character they have been assigned, they beat a unique rhythm on an Orff instrument. 
“To succeed, we must first believe that we can.”—Michael Korda. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson 10 of 20 continues discussing nutrition focusing on serving size. Americans overeat which leads to many health problems. Understanding serving size and portion control will help youngsters develop better eating habits. After the portion size activity they will practice the kicking skills they have already learned.
Students create a collage in response to musical rhythm. In this visual arts lesson plan, students will better understand the connection between visual arts and musical rhythm. Students will follow the teacher's model of letting the replication of geometric shapes parallel the patterns heard within the music.

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