Collage/Symbol/Message Concertina Book
High schoolers use a collage method to create a concertina book that presents one theme on one side and another theme on the other side.
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Julie Chen: Thinking Outside the Book
Students create an original art book after studying nontraditional boomaking. In this visual arts instructional activity, students watch a video on the work of Julie Chen and discuss the concept of books as three-dimensional art. Then...
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Looking Back - An Art/English/History Interdisciplinary unit
Engage your class in art and history with projects that span multiple disciplines. For this unit, class members research twentieth century history, conduct an interview with someone 60 years old or older, write a biographical narrative,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Telling Stories in Art: Symbols of a Life
Through a series of activities, learners are exposed to how artists use symbolic imagery to create the narrative of a subject’s life. They study The Birth of Alexander and some manuscripts kept at J. Paul Getty Museum. They then draft...
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Emory Douglas: Decoding Images and Vocabulary Activity
To better understand the work of Black Panther logo artist Emory Douglas, learners define literary devices. They define a series of words such as metaphor, simile, and assonance, then place an example of that device found in Emory...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Nightmares of Hieronymus Bosch
Students review and discuss several paintings by Hieronymus Bosch. They relate the symbols of fear in Bosch's work to their own fears. They respond to Bosch's art through original paintings, collages, research papers or creative writing.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Design a Book Cover
Class members take on the role of graphic designer and craft a cover for a book they are reading. Individuals formulate a proposal outlining the images they will use to not only grab the interest of readers, but hint at the mood and...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed