Chinese Art: Botanical Motifs
Learners are introduced to Chinese Art and how artists used botanical motifs. They look at slides of motifs and then create a watercolor themselves. A functional motif will be created by them and they have to provide its meanings to the class.
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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
Nature Print Silk Suncatchers
Students are introduced to the beauty of silk painting. They create a colorful leaf-print sun catcher that glows when placed in a window. Each student experiences the mixing of the colors and tie a link with Asian cultures, science and...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
Make a Temple Book or Japanese Screen
The piece Mount Fuji and the Beach at Miho is the inspiration for an art-based social studies lesson sure to excite young learners. They first discuss the travelers of the Edo period and the concept of pilgrimage. They then explore the...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Tillya Tepe Gold Ornaments and Accessories
Children of all ages consider the cultural, social, and economic implications of artifacts found along the Silk Road. They'll examine and discuss a Tillya Tepe ornament made in ancient Afghanistan. After fully analyzing the ornament's...
K - 12th Social Studies & History