A Matter of Style Activity: Furniture Design
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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The Art of Furniture: Decorations Inspired by Nature
What inspires furniture designers? As learners of all ages view examples of woodworking used in French and American furniture, they discuss woodworkers' techniques and inspirations. They identify techniques such as veneering and...
2nd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
4-H Line and Design Advanced Leader's Page
Incorporate 21st century graphic design skills into an advanced line and design activity worksheet. 4-H'ers will have a blast using a computer graphics program to re-create an image, unscrambling design terms and matching them with...
5th - 7th English Language Arts
Songwriting Skill - Finding Your Style: Elisa Victoria - “No Surprise”
Hip Hop? Country? Punk? R and B? So many styles. Young song writers consider the emotional effects of various style options before selecting the style best suited to the emotions they want to express in their song. The sixth in a...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
Make Beliefs Comix
Designing comic strips is an activity packed with fun and great potential for developing academic skills! From summarizing historical events or scenes in literature, to practicing expressions in a foreign language, this highly engaging...
2nd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Transformational Art Using Furniture - Activity
Learners work cooperatively to create transformational works of art using furniture and recycled products in this excellent unit for an art class. The introductory activity includes a video and organization of group ideas.
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Examine repeating and intricate patterns with a study of M.C. Escher and a related art activity. Pupils view and discuss the artwork before creating their own tessellating patterns. Step-by-step instructions for creating a template are...
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
A Wrinkle in Time
Ask your class to respond to A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle with these three project ideas. Two activities include art, and all three require writing or quotations from the text. The projects ask class members to use creativity...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable