Design and Texture
Students experience how texture is one of the six basic elements of design. It gives an image authenticity and 'flavor'. It invites the audience to enter a piece and encourages each viewer to experience rather than simply observe.
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Textured Landscapes with Grant Wood
Explore the world of textured landscapes through the eyes of the famous artist, Grant Wood. Here is an elementary art activity in which scholars learn about Grant Wood's life, view his work, draw their own textured landscape, and then...
K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
4-H Line and Design Advanced Leader's Page
Incorporate 21st century graphic design skills into an advanced line and design activity learning exercise. 4-H'ers will have a blast using a computer graphics program to re-create an image, unscrambling design terms and matching them...
5th - 7th English Language Arts
Dreamworks Animation Character Design
Dive into animation creation using Dreamworks® animated films. Compare and contrast characters, wonder and ponder why the plot is so important, and think of background and themes as your creativity unrolls onto paper.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Eric Carle Mural
Inspire first grade artists to learn about abstract and realistic art while reading Eric Carle's Where are you Going? To See My Friend. Young artists design and make a mural collage by tearing shapes of paper while comparing English and...
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Rhythm, Patterns, Color and Texture in Art and Poetry
Explore rhythm, patterns, color and texture in art and poetry. In this poetry lesson, learners perform a class symphony and note the elements they experience. Students work in small groups to create a visual art piece that relates the...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
3-D Texture Painting (Impasto)
A neat art project is on the horizon. Your class can experience impasto, or textured painting with this expressive art lesson. They design and then paint using the impasto technique. This is done by mixing toilet paper into the paint....
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Studio Art Lessons Based on Latin American Arts
Study three of the basic principles of design: l) designs should create a rhythmic pattern made up of related shapes, 2) colors should be repeated so as to not force the eye to remain with a single part of the composition, and 3) a...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts