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39 resources with the keyterm elements of design

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3-D Texture Painting (Impasto)

For Teachers 5th - 9th
A neat art project is on the horizon. Your class can experience impasto, or textured painting with this expressive art instructional activity. They design and then paint using the impasto technique. This is done by mixing toilet paper...
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Who Am I?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Connect design elements and principles to identity a culture with a discussion and related art activity. After analyzing artwork in relation to design, class members talk about personal and cultural identity. Using items that represent...
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My Scene

For Teachers K - 3rd
Acquaint your class with line, color, shape, and texture through a study of artwork and an art activity. The resource includes images and information to share with your class before sending individuals off to sketch and paint landscapes...
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Reinventing the World

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After examining and discussing Guy Ben-Ner's Treehouse Kit, a contemporary art installation with a sculptural and video element, small groups work together to create short silent films. The films should be built around a particular topic...
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My Abstraction

For Teachers K - 3rd
What makes a color warm, and what makes a color cool? Explore colors and abstract art through an observation activity and an art assignment. Learners look at images and talk about colors before making their own compositions with...
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Picasso's Cubism

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore Picasso's cubist phase and produce two and three-dimensional works of art. In this elements of art lesson, 2nd graders use elements of design to express their own art. Students read a story about Pablo Picasso and...
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Interior Design- Space Unit

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students identify, explain and use the basic elements of design. They discover practical applications of space planning for interiors and determine identification of techniques to help achieve the desired space effect in a room.
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Expressive Contour Hands Drawing

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students discuss lines and elements of design. They view examples of artwork, and contour drawings. Students create their own contour drawings. They discuss balance and do an activity that involves balance. Students discuss other...
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View Finder Painting

For Teachers 4th
Creative thinkers create a paper "view finder." They place it on a magazine picture in different ways until they find an image to paint. They do this until they have drawn and then painted an entire paper filled with found art. 
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Elements Picture Assignment

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students identify the basic structural and decorative designs, create examples of line (horizontal/vertical/curved/diagonal), as well as identify and explain the difference between shape and form. Then, they identify and explain the use...
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Creating a Self Portrait painting With Decorative Frame

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders view a large image of a painting and discuss the history and its role in past and current culture in Mexico. Student list the symbols portrayed in the work and explain their significance. Students use elements of art to...
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For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers redesign the school library to make it accessible for multi-handicapped students using their time management, money, interview, decorating, and space design skills.
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A Matter of Style Activity: Furniture Design

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students study the six styles of nineteenth-century furniture. They select their favorite style, then use three design elements from this style and sketch an idea for a piece of furniture.
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Road Trip: Line, Pattern, and Movement

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young scholars examine and explore various line, color, and movement elements in artwork. They view and discuss examples of abstract artwork, and create their own original abstract design that tells the story of a road trip.
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze their clothes for line type, direction, and applications.