Behind the Faces
Students explore and respond to the work of Marcel Duchamp. After exploring Duchamp's reworking of the Mona Lisa, they discuss how images can be changed. Using a photograph students rework their image in the style of Duchamp.
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You've Got Food on Your Face
Students examine the painting technique in Summer by Giuseppe Arcimboldo. In this visual arts instructional activity, students view the painting and discuss how the artist used food to depict a face in his painting. Students use foods to...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Leonardo da Vinci: The Man Behind the Renaissance
Why is Leonardo da Vinci considered the quintessential Renaissance man? This brief, amusing video is a fun way to begin a lesson on the man who embodied the ideals of the Renaissance in so many ways. Since the video moves quickly, ask...
2 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Facial Tattoos or Face Painting
Students use a grid-like method to create a life-size self-portrait from a 3X5 black and white photo. They explore the different customs and rituals surrounding face painting from ancient through modern civilizations. Students create a...
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Documenting the Great Depression
Young scholars compare and contrast two photographs from the Great Depression, and identify the ways in which the photographers depicted the hardships of everyday life during this period. They hypothesize about the story behind each...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History
Using Light and Shadow to Create a Sense of Character
Students heighten awareness and mastery of the subtle factors of drawing technique. Activities focus solely on the human figure, particularly the face. students list 5 of elements of light and shadow which affect portrayal of character...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts