Visual and Performing Arts Teacher Resources
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The Art Lesson
Explore visual arts and illustrations by reading a picture book with your class. Begin by reading the book The Art Lesson about a writer and illustrator who collaborate on their books. Next, have your class answer study questions about the book and review art vocabulary through a whole class discussion.
Crazy for Cubes: Art and Science
This is a very skeletal lesson, but provides a very interesting teaching idea. Learners discuss Sol LeWitt and conceptual art, then analyze the differences in expressing a concept through model based inquiry and aesthetic art criticism. They develop a geometric, scientific, or mathematical concept, then create an artistic image to represent it.
Art and Artists: Diversity of Learners Adaptation
Students determine the style of place cards as well as how to display phots of artwork. They organize and design an art museum for parents and other students to enjoy. Students create place cards to explain the artwork, artist, as well as information regarding the culture of the artist and the time period in which the artwork was created.
Outdoor Art: Hop Art
Students get footloose and funny as they paint with their feet. In this early childhood visual arts lesson, students use large-motor skills to paint with their feet and observation skills to describe what they see.
Paint & Paper: Free-Form Musical Art
Students explore painting their feelings as they enjoy this musical art activity. In this early childhood visual art lesson, students use paint to respond to music.
Good Readers Visualize
Students explore reading. For this visualization lesson, students practice, creating images in their minds while listening to the story The Vegetables Go To Bed, by Christopher King. They listen to the story and then draw what they visualized while listening; they share these pictures in a group discussion. This lesson includes resource links.
Hands-On Ways to Engage Students during Youth Art Month
Enjoy an artful departure from spring fever through creative art lessons.
A Critical Look at Aboriginal Art
Students observe art from different Aboriginal cultures. In this art evaluation lesson, students discover the different traditions of cultures from the Pacific North West. Students judge the art from these cultures with a specific criteria.
For this nature art lesson, students take a nature walk and collect items with different sizes, textures and colors. Students use the items they collect to make a collage.
Students design a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate their understanding of portraiture art. In this art history lesson, students gather information of portraits through history and discuss the artistic techniques used by making a multimedia presentation.
Trip to an Art Gallery
Have your Spanish speakers give museum tours with this interactive plan. To simplify this entertaining idea, bring in art pieces and create a gallery in your very own classroom. Provide the names of different works of art and have your class conduct research to prepare for the tour.
Colors of Gray
Learners view a film about theatres in Chicago. They discover how performing arts can be enjoyed by all ages and how one becomes involved in performing in theatre. They answer questions and discuss to end the lesson.
New! Merely Players
Disguises and role playing are the focus of a resource that uses Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV, Part I, to demonstrate how we all play many parts in our lives; how we all are “merely players.” The many activities ask class members to work in groups, pairs, and individually to create roles and reflect on the implications for the characters and themselves. A wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful, wonderful resource.
Tootsie Roll, Tootsie Roll, Who Art Thou?
Learners discuss gender role stereotyping and males and females in non-traditional work roles. They debate and discuss opinions as a group, and then as a class, concerning "men only" and "women only" jobs
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.
We Tell Stories
Young readers bring characters to life by working in small groups to script and perform stories that contain a community concept. Detailed questions and activities are outlined for the class. Consider having your groups create poster-size illustrations to accompany their performance.
Looking at different cultures and how music from differing cultures changes movements, meaning and mood
Each of the three dance lessons included here will get your class moving. The first lesson allows learners to explore how music and movement differ in meaning depending on cultural context. Lesson two gives them an opportunity to create their own simple dances. Finally, lesson three has them apply dance principles and vocabulary to each movement they make.
Sun K. Kwak: Special Exhibit
Students recognize the characteristics of the artwork of Sun K. Kwak. In this Sun K. Kwak art lesson plan, students answer questions to describe what they see in the artwork. Students create a dance inspired by the artwork of Sun K. Kwak.
Scenes from Shakespeare:Using Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet to Introduce Young Students to the Bard
Learners participate in five lessons that are geared toward introducing Shakespeare. Students discover Shakespeare through examination of the vocabulary, translation of the characters and conflict, engagement of stage combat and Elizabethan dances, and performance of actual scenes from Romeo and Juliet with dancing and stage combat.
Telling a Story through Dance
Students relate stories in dance. In this performing arts lesson, students explore The Nutcracker in dance and pantomime as they discover the emotion of ballet.