Participating in Visual Arts Teacher Resources
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Is There a Difference Between Art and Craft?
How do we come to view objects and artifacts as art? What terms and ideas do we associate with craft instead? The distinction between art and craft may be subtle, but has profound roots in art history and the development of western...
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Younger Than Jesus: Understanding, Looking at, Making Abstract Art
Before the class makes abstract art, they see contemporary examples and analyze them. They look at art made by abstract artists under the age of 33 then use similar techniques to create an interesting collection of their own. The lesson...
9th - 12th
Lesson: Younger Than Jesus: Is a Young Generation's Multimedia Work Art?
How has art changed? Are young people artists? What is art? These questions are up for discussion as critical thinkers examine several works of art expressed through multimedia. There are five different sessions outlined, complete with...
9th - 12th
Animal Self-portrait Mosaics: A Visual Arts Elective
Out-lined here is a two-week procedure that has the class creating ceramic animal tiles that are metaphorical representations of their own personalities. They discuss animal images found throughout history, what they mean, metaphor, and...
7th - 8th
Art Activities: Developing Visual Observational Skills
Students explore visual arts by participating in several class art activities. In this art appreciation instructional activity, students discuss the broad concept of a photograph including uses of lines, shadows, reflections and shapes....
3rd - 5th
Vocabulary Building Through Visualization of Word Meanings to Create Digital Art
Use online dictionaries to define vocabulary words and create a visualization of word meanings through digital art. Middle schoolers go online to define assigned vocabulary words. They visualize the meanings of the words in photo...
6th - 8th
Inspiration: Visualizing Vocabulary
How do you get your class to recall the meaning of difficult vocabulary words? Use Inspiration Software to create vocabulary mind maps with your kids! Although this guided practice activity is focused on a specific computer program, the...
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed