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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Making Rangoli: A Celebration of Color
Threshold art is a temporary art form practiced by Hindu people all over India. Your class can learn all about the goddess Lakshmi, the cultural significance of threshold art, and how to make floor paintings. First, they explore the geography and belief system in India.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Gleaners by Jean Francois Millet
Explore the art of Jean Francois Millet with your second graders. They'll discuss the artist, the painting, and their observations. Then they'll engage in five different activities intended to build critical thinking, artistic skills, and a deeper apprecation for art.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Little Miss Muffet by Jessie Willcox Smith
Little Miss Muffet is a beloved nursery rhyme and a painting by Jessie Willcox Smith. Learners will analyze the painting, make keen observations, and discuss the elements of art they find. They'll then activate their creative thinking skills by working through 12 different art-inspired activities.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
The Pietá by Michelangelo Buonarroti
Why is arts education so important? It builds critical thinking, analysis and creative problem-solving skills. Learners review the life of Michelangelo Buonarroti, and then analyze his piece, The Pieta. After that, they'll sculpt a human figure from three different perspectives to better understand shifts in light and scale in art composition.
7th Visual & Performing Arts
A Bar at the Folies-Bergere by Édouard Manet
Observation is a key skill any scientist, artist, or writer needs to hone. Learners first discuss Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, then they set up a place to observe the people in their school. They closely observe and sketch what they see, then use their sketches to paint an observation based work of art.
8th Visual & Performing Arts
Social Issues and Art Inquiry Project
Connect art to social issues with a extended inquiry project. Individuals or small groups select a social issue and a type of art to explore. They complete a KWL chart for both the social issue and the art strand and take time to create a work of art that reflects their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Art Space - Activity 1
Students 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
Dancing Fast, Medium and Slow
Second graders practice dance using different speeds of music and types of movement. In this dance instructional activity, 2nd graders view a clip of tap dancing and analyze the speed of music in coordinating with the speed of dance movements.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts
The Three Life-Giving Sisters: Plant Cultivation and Mohican Innovation
Children gain first-hand experience with Native American agriculture while investigating the life cycle of plants with this engaging experiment. Focusing on what the natives called the Three Sisters - corn, beans, and squash - young scientists germinate and grow seeds in order to learn about plant life and understand why the Mohicans chose to grow these plants alongside one another.
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Seeing Words in a New Way
What's the best resource to use when looking up words? Use Visual Thesaurus to see a word's meaning. The class accesses the interactive website and then compares and contrasts the difference between using a traditional dictionary and the Visual Thesaurus.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Wayne Theibaud's Food
The work of Wayne Thiebaud is used to incite young artists. They view his work, then use their artistic know-how to create a formal composition, which they will paint. They sketch their composition from various angles, then paint their formal arrangements on canvas.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Beyond the Visual: Multisensory Fun with "Garden Party"
Students explore the images in the "Garden Party" art piece. In this visual arts lesson, students view the "Garden Party" and identify the connections between their own lives and the painting. Students discuss the feelings the painting evokes.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts
Canvas Folding Screen
Elementary, middle, and high schoolers design canvas folding screens; much like the ones that are so prevalent in Asian homes. Be warned that this art lesson plan requires a lot of materials, so it will be expensive to implement. However, the results are quite stunning!
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Shepard Fairey: Photocopy Flyers
Shepard Fairey is a street artist who commands attention with his larger-than-life tagged statements. The class gets to examine the function, purpose, and execution of public art by creating pop art flyers. They view and discuss Fairey's work and then take to using magazines, newspapers, sharpies and a photocopy machine to express their inner angst.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Collage and Photomontage
Tenth graders discuss collage and photomontage techniques and artists, and how the art form can convey cultural or current issues. They research a collage artist, then design a topical or personally symbolic collage. Present their finished projects with a class gallery!
10th Visual & Performing Arts
Texture Hunts and More: Madonna and Child with Saints
Students investigate different painting techniques by studying classic works of art. In this art history lesson, students observe the famous Madonna and Child with Saints painting and describe the texture and images they notice. Students create their own texture collage using fabrics and materials brought by the teacher.
Pre-K - K Social Studies & History