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11 reviewed resources for art appreciation portraits

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Learn Under the Old Masters

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Learners take a closer look at portraits. In this art appreciation lesson, students may visit the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria Art Gallery, or the Scottish National Portrait Gallery online or in-person to discover works of art.
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How to Make a Mummy Mask

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
With some plaster casting materials and a quick lesson on the ancient burial traditions of Egypt, your class can create amazing mummy masks. Listed here are all the tools, precautions, and steps needed for each child to make an Egyptian...
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The Voice of the Individual

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young learners explore the role of the individual within society. They view art work, design calling cards, and display their work. Additionally, learners document an imaginary trip, create sculpted self-portraits, create a class play, a...
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Classical Music Appreciation (Grades 3-4 / Lesson 3)

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore the expression of mood through music and visual art. They listen to a piece by Mussorgsky, discuss the events in the musical piece, and map out the events in the music with drawings.
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Complementary Color Portraits

For Teachers K - 6th
Students create complimentary color portraits using crayons in this elementary school Art lesson plan about the use of complimentary colors. The lesson plan includes an example of complimentary art, recommended books, and a downloadable...
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"Golliwog's Cakewalk" by Claude Debussy

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this music appreciation worksheet, learners listen to "Golliwog's Cakewalk" from Children's Corner Suite by Claude Debussy. Students read about the composer and the piece and answer 5 questions.
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Torn Metal Collage

For Teachers K - 12th
The work of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt is used to inspire kids to create their own mixed media works. Although designed for the special education classroom, the activity is sure to inspire all kids.
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National Gallery of Art: Leonardo da Vinci

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study a portrait of Ginevra by Leonardo da Vinci. For this art appreciation lesson, students study this unique double-sided work by Leonardo da Vinci and are asked to create their own double-sided piece of art.
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Everyday People, Everyday Things: Book of Your Life Lesson Plan

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students write their autobiography. For this writing lesson, students discuss what an autobiography is and why someone would want to write one. Students view sample self portraits and discuss the similarities to autobiographies. Students...
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The Family Quilt

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the artwork of Faith Ringgold. They create their own quilt pattern on fabric and piece them together to create a class quilt. They compare their similarities with one another.
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For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore, analyze and study Abstraction through an ancient Greek sculpture and then create a self-portrait utilizing geometric shapes. They actively seek how to connect the past to the present through the medium of sculpture via...