Lines and Shapes
First graders identify different kinds of lines found in common shapes. They discover ways in which an artist utilizes lines in a painting.
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Recognizing Geometric Shapes
Young mathematicians explore the beauty of geometry with this cross-curricular math and visual arts lesson plan. Over the course of four or five days, children observe and discuss the geometric and organic shapes found in two pieces of...
4 mins K - 4th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Flip and Flop: An Adaptation Through Dancing Echoes with Shapes and Locomotor Movement
Dancers practice echoing through dance. They listen to a story "Flip and Flop" and then are put into pairs. One partner is Flip, while the other is Flop. Flip creates a shape by dancing, and Flop, the other student, echoes that shape by...
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
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
WonderFoam Collagraph Prints
Experiment with your very own printmaking blocks using foam sheets! Your class can create a beautiful pattern on their stamp with various shapes, symmetrical or not. Printing these might resemble Italian or Spanish tile patterns, or a...
Pre-K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Tour + Workshop = DESIGN: Shape
Ask elementary students to explore shapes in everyday objects. They will discuss the elements of design and describe the shapes they see in visual images. Students will then design and "build" a new 3D shape. Finally they will show and...
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts