Creating Narrative Artwork
Learners observe the Paneled Room (West Door) of the the Speed Art Museum gallery of the Kentucky Virtual Art Museum. They make "antique" panels for the classroom door and describe their work using art terminology.
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Narrative Art: What’s the Story?
Your third graders design works of art that reflect themselves. For this visual arts lesson, your class will examine works of art that tell stories and replicate the models as they transform a personal narrative of their own into a...
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Let's Go Exploring!
Use a Courbet painting of a cave or tunnel opening to reinforce the importance of descriptive writing. Writers of all ages use sensory details to describe what the scene depicts as they pretend to be in the painting. Then they imagine...
K - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Once upon a Time in the 1800's
Young readers examine the details in an 1821 painting by Jacques-Louis David depicting two sisters who are exiled princesses. They read a tale about the Brothers Grimm, who were writing fairy tales during the same time period that these...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Describing Paintings: Calm or Stormy
Young writers use nouns, verbs, and adjectives to describe details in two paintings. One depicts a sunny landscape, and the other shows a cloudier view. They write a narrative inspired by the paintings, paying attention to transitional...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable