Visual and Performing Arts Teacher Resources
Expose the art realms to your class with this beautful array of teacher resources. Whether it's drama, music, film, dance or visual arts, learners will hone their creative skill in no time as they discover different forms of expression.
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Characters in Live Performance
Your intermediate or advanced thespians choose dramatic scenes to perform in duos, small groups, or solo to demonstrate vocal and physical characterization. Use class time to prepare and rehearse. Detailed rubrics work for peer assessment.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 47 Downloads
Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit - Lesson 20
“A primary reason for communication is to reach UNDERSTANDING — not necessarily AGREEMENT.” Black Tiger Academy’s final martial arts lesson of 20 is bringing it all together to review what has been learned in the previous 19 lessons. They will form teams to play a review game testing their knowledge of terms, names of muscles, and anything else the teacher would like to check.
3rd - 6th Physical Education 11 Views 7 Downloads
Mapping a Site: Math & Art Working Together
Monte Alban is a site found in Oaxaca in South America. Learners will study the buildings and ornamentation found at the site to construct a scale model in class. This lesson blends, algebra, geometry, art, and ancient history through the wonders of model-based inquiry.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 18 Downloads
Mind Your Mannerists-Understanding the Art of El Greco
Kids become mini-experts on the Mannerist movement and the art of El Greco. They identify common elements of El Greco paintings and compare them to a work by Thomas Hart Benton. They use four ways to examine art taken from the book, "Looking at Pictures" by Susan Woodford to help them analyze the paintings.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 19 Downloads
Tessellation art is always interesting to look at and quite fun to make. Turn your kids into tessellation masters with this well-organized lesson. Included are the step-by-step procedures needed to instruct your class on choosing, creating, outlining, and coloring their tessellation creations.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 25 Views 41 Downloads
Contest of Fine Art
One of the biggest parts of understanding fine art is being able to critique it based on criteria. Little learners discuss the elements of art and then hold a contest where they determine which of 10 pieces is the best. They discuss each piece in terms of texture, line, color, emotion, and content, and then each child gets to add the colored ribbon most appropriate to each piece.
K Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 5 Downloads
The Art of the Italian Renaissance
Feast your eyes on some of the most beautiful and important art of the Renaissance, including paintings, sculptures, and architecture. The slides take care to detail the characteristics of each art form, but the presentation really lends itself to the interpretations of the viewer - just as the finest art tends to do.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 26 Views 108 Downloads
Lesson Plan: Becoming an Animal
The Kwakwaka'wakw are indigenous people from Vancouver Island and British Columbia. The class analyzes a Kwakwak'wakw ceremonial mask, how it was used, and its cultural significance. They then create animal masks representing their favorite animals.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 24 Downloads
Lesson: Daria Martin: Body as Language
There is a wonderful magic that happens when artists collaborate. Kids examine storytelling through collaborative art. Inspired by Rodin's sculpture Minotaur, Daria Martin and Anna Halprin create a filmed dance sequence. Kids analyze the film and then work together to create a dance sequence that tells a story.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 14 Downloads
Australian Aboriginal Art And Storytelling
Students explore Aboriginal storytelling traditions through the spoken word and through visual culture. They listen to stories of the Dreamtime told by the Aboriginal people and investigate Aboriginal storytelling in contemporary dot paintings.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 52 Views 183 Downloads
Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: Pictures of Rock Stars: The Imagined
Youth, fame, and beauty are marks of modern society. Artist Elizabeth Peyton has captured all three in her series of imagined rock star portraits. The class analyzes her use of technique, emotion, and imagination in each of six pieces, then they apply what they learn to their own art.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 7 Downloads
Mixed Media Underwater Mural
Now this is the type of activity that can engage the whole class. After completing a unit on fresh water ecosystems and animal life, learners help design and create a three-dimensional mural. They use what they've learned in science to inform the choices they make in art.
1st - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 13 Downloads
Turn your young artists into great marketing specialists with this fun lesson plan! They will turn ordinary soup cans into exciting choices for dinner by recreating the can label. This is a fantastic project to connect art, advertising, and nutrition!
K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 55 Downloads
Torn Paper Portraits: A Value Study
High schoolers "paint" with torn paper!. They focus on the placement of features, facial planes, shadows and highlights using a black and white image. The results from this lesson plan are visually stunning, and the materials you need to get are quite-simple to accrue.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 3 Downloads
Save the Music Concerts: Parts 1 & 2
Music aficionados classify pop music into by musical genres or styles. They evaluate the positive and negatives of collaborative performances, view segments of VH1's "Save the Music" concert, and discuss the difficulties of categorizing modern music.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 112 Downloads
Drawing Portraits Using a Grid
A well-developed art lesson is always great to have around. This lesson on portrait drawing includes a full procedure, modifications, background information on artist Chuck Close, recommended websites, and a few thoughts from the lesson's developer.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 45 Views 123 Downloads
What a wonderful way to meld art and culture! Learners create art work in the Suminagashi style using this detailed lesson plan. This art form, which is Japanese in origin, employs ink to create beautiful results. This will be a hit with your class.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 44 Downloads
Animation Basics: The Option Illusion of Motion
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.
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
This Ain't No Tea Party!
Create food-safe bowls with your class, then organize a meal for the community using the class's bowls to serve. This lesson is based on the Empty Bowels Project, where school kids gain an understanding of global hunger through community service.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 5 Downloads