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Contour Hand Gestures with Text
Students examine different types of hand drawings. They create their own 3-D contour drawings. They also discuss the use of symbolism in art.
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To Kill A Mockingbird: Film Language and Elements Of Style
The frame, the shot, the sequence. As part of a unit study of Robert Mulligan's film version of To Kill a Mockingbird, class members learn to read the visual text of the film, examining the composition of frames and shorts, camera...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Under Pressure: Contour Drawing Prep
Know how to use your tools before you can become a great creator! Here, learners experience their drawing tools using various degrees of pressure as they draw contour lines. This is a preparatory skills practice intended for use prior to...
8th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
“Decalcomania” Glue Paint Symmetry Prints
Who knew you could paint with glue? After first adding liquid water color paints to bottles of white Elmer's glue and applying them to paper, students of all ages are then challenged to use their imagination and creativity to draw in...
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Draw What You Feel in the Bag: Art Game
Here is a great game to play on a rainy day or as a warm up. Kids feel an object in a paper bag, they do not attempt to identify it, they simply draw what they feel. This results in a contour drawing based on line, feeling, and texture....
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
A High-Interest Novel Helps Struggling Readers Confront Bullying in Schools
Bully, bullied, or bystander? Paul Langan's The Bully is the anchor text in a unit that examines bullying and violence. After a close reading of the text, readers imagine themselves as the characters and consider how they would react in...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable