Heartfelt/Handmade Activities: Genre Painting
Students examine genre painting. They explore the Illinois State Museum website, identify how genre paintings were composed, analyze the activities of an Illinois farm in the 1850s, and create a genre painting of current everyday activities.
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My Story and History: Peeking into the Past with Paintings
Consider how you can use a visual source, such as a painting, to learn about a historical time or event. Young learners discuss primary sources and how they differ from secondary sources, then analyze the painting Mother and Child by...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Nutcracker Teacher Resource Guide
Clara becomes Marie, The Mouse King becomes a rat, and the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh becomes the setting for a modern interpretation of Tchaikovsky's famous ballet. Intended as a resource guide for a 2012 performance, the...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Banjo Lesson by Henry Ossawa Tanner
The Banjo Lesson by Henry Ossawa Tanner, depicts a boy learning to play the banjo. The painting is the focus of 13 different activities and 13 guided observation questions. The class will learn about the painting, the artists, and then...
2nd Visual & Performing Arts