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50 resources with the keyterm artistic expression

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Relief Foil Sculpture

For Teachers 7th - 8th
A little tin foil can go a long way. Middle schoolers create relief sculptures out of card board and foil. The step-by-step procedure and materials list are included. Note: This project can be done with children as young as seven.
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Crayon Crackle Painting

For Teachers K - 2nd
Explore crackle painting and Raku pottery with your little learners. They view examples of Raku pottery, discuss the crackle painting technique, and create an original image using crayons and glue. Sounds like an educationally fun time!
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Fall Cubism Collage

For Teachers K - 4th
Fall is an amazing season and leaves are fantastic subjects for artists to examine. Young artists use leaves to create fall collages using the rubbing technique. 
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Crayon Etching (Scratch Art)

For Teachers K - 8th
What to do at a time when we have a little extra time to fill and need an activity that won't take a lot of prep? This art project is simple and can be linked to various other subjects. Learners use crayons to color in their paper, then...
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Glue Fish

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Get out the glue and those oil pastels its time for an art project. The class explores shape, art, and color as they draw fish with glue, let them dry, and then color them as they wish. This project would be wonderful after discussing...
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Mini Coil Pots: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers K - 3rd
Art is a wonderful way to teach historical or cultural concepts. Here, learners view a series of coil pots that have been created throughout history by a variety of civilizations. They then create and decorate a pot of their own that...
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Styrofoam Relief Prints

For Teachers K
Using Styrofoam trays, kindergartners carve and create their own prints. They create an image in the Styrofoam, ink it up, and then use it to create prints. It would be great to mention and show how ink blocks or block prints have been...
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Color My Day

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Use this video to get children thinking about a series of events that can be turned into a picture story. They can view a little girl using art to tell the story of her day in the park.
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Chuck Close Paints

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Chuck Close is a professional painter. Big Bird gets to meet him in his art studio. Children will see how Chuck paints. Because he is disabled, he uses a variety of devices to help him do what he does best. He has to position the canvas,...
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Expressing Emotions Through Art Lesson 3: Everybody Works Together

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pupils examine works of art that convey the idea of working together and analyze how artists use foreground, middle ground, and background. They use two-and three-dimensional materials to create a work of art.
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Leaf Prints

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Creating art from nature teaches learners how to appreciate the world around them while allowing them to practice artistic techniques. After observing and choosing fall leaves from outside, they create leaf prints. They press the painted...
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Color Moods

For Teachers 2nd
Can art be a mode of communication? You bet it can! Learners explore how colors are used to convey mood in art. First, the class listens to three very unique musical selections that convey three different moods. Then, they compare and...
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Lesson: Deities & Superheroes

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Here's a twist on the old compare-and-contrast lesson. Budding art historians compare an Assyrian limestone relief to comic book superheroes. They discuss the similarities and differences in the three-dimensional relief to...
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Winter Wonderland Painting

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
The examples of art at the top of this page speak for themselves. Here is a fun and lovely project that gets kids outside to observe how snow falls on trees and how various trees are structured. They use crayons, tempera paint, and...
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Introduction to Sculpture

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Here is a series of questions intended to get kids thinking about what they need, what they have, what they like, and how the overall environment is changed when art is added. They consider the impact of sculptural art in their community...
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Face Study: Draw the Other Half

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Build fine motor, spatial, and drawing skills by having the class complete the other half of a portrait. They choose an image of a face from a magazine, then attempt to draw the other half of the face as accurately as they can. Two book...
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Looking at Body Language

For Teachers K - 12th
Students examine Dorothea Lange's photograph of a migrant mother and consider how artists express emotions, ideas, and physical conditions through gesture, pose, clothing, and expression.
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Puck Meets Leonardo

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students create a puppet of Puck from the story read aloud. Then they identify how they can use the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci to help Puck complete his task. Students also observe the inventions of Leonardo from books and online...
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What is Drawing?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore visual arts by participating in a drawing activity. In this artistic expression lesson, students discuss how our thoughts and emotions are conceptualized by illustrating or painting. Students utilize charcoal, pastels,...
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The Amazing and Beautiful Aurora

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create an oil pastel painting. In this pastel painting lesson, students examine images of the aurora borealis. Students produce an original pastel painting of the aurora.
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Shapes Show It

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners use art to express emotion.  In this visual arts lesson plan, students explore the use of various colors and shapes in an effort to express emotions displayed in the Twelve Labors of Hercules.  Learners use the computer program...
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Identifying Cultural and Ethnic Values-Dance Theatre of Harlem

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine culture and ethnicity.  In this cultural arts lesson, students discuss the cultural and social elements of the Dance Theatre of Harlem.  They discuss other historical locations that have cultural influence, and discuss...
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Expressing Emotions Through Art Lesson 1: Everybody Shows They Care

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine how artists depict the idea of caring in works of art. They create drawings of themselves that use the principles of design to express their feelings of caring for something.
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KinderArt Drawing for Kids

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners illustrate a creative adventure idea. In this arts and crafts lesson, students design drawings based on where they would like to go for an adventure. Before creating their illustrations, learners brainstorm the method of...