Art: The Wonderful World of Mr. Matisse
Students explore Henri Matisse and his cutouts, and they produce an abstract collage. They explain the terms "abstract", "collage", and "pattern".
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Eric Carle Mural
Inspire first grade artists to learn about abstract and realistic art while reading Eric Carle's Where are you Going? To See My Friend. Young artists design and make a mural collage by tearing shapes of paper while comparing English and...
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Dreamworks Animation Character Design
Dive into animation creation using Dreamworks® animated films. Compare and contrast characters, wonder and ponder why the plot is so important, and think of background and themes as your creativity unrolls onto paper.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Dance with Your Fingers, Draw with Your Toes
Pair dancing, music, and art into one elementary lesson plan. Using the work of Henri Matisse and Rudy Autio as inspiration, kids spend a few days listening to music that fits the moods of various pieces of art, then work on their own...
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Arbitrary Arrangements: Daniel Sprick's Release Your Plans
Students investigate abstract artists as storytellers. In this art analysis instructional activity, students observe the small details in the painting called "Release Your Plans" by Daniel Sprick. Students collaborate in groups to...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts