Art on the Move
Students research, analyze, and compare artworks that depict transportation. They investigate how technological changes are reflected in art and society by researching the ideas of travel and transportation in the art of other cultures.
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Epic Story Scrolls
Discover one of the best known Asian epics in the Hindu story of Ramayana. Your class members will analyze scenes from the epic scroll, learn about creative methods of narration used in Asian art, and design a scroll illustrating key...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
If Paintings Could Talk: Art and Language
Middle schoolers learn about the artist Canaletto, play a vocabulary game, and create a landscape using collage technique. Background information on the artist is provided along with instructions for the game and vocabulary words to...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Elements of Art: Name Design Project
Introduce your class to the seven elements of art through a presentation and related project. Before beginning the project, class members take notes on the presentation, writing down the underlined items and adding drawings into their...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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 Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Animation Basics: The Art of Timing and Spacing
What distinguishes the visual rhythm of a golf, rubber, beach, and bowling ball? Explore the two fundamental principles—timing and spacing—of animation, as well as a variety of other features to consider when discussing the overall...
7 mins 7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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 21st Century Skills
You Call That Art? - Activity 1
Learners formulate a definition of art in the introductory lesson for a unit on various art forms. The learning emphasis is placed on Oregonian artist Duff Severe and reflective writing. Students compose an essay describing various art...
6th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts