Mexican "Tona" Animal Masks
Students study the Mexican legend related to masks. They select an animal with traits they can identify with and recognize in themselves. Afterward, they create a mask that will retain some human features, but take on the life of the animal.
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The Frontiers of Dance: Ledoh & the Salt Farm Butoh Dance Company
Learners read information to learn about dance frontiers and Butoh dance. For this dance and art lesson, students are introduced to the dance form of butoh. Learners watch a video about the topic and find their own outlets for expression...
2nd - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
Día de los Muertos Teacher Packet
Learn about Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, through authentic vocabulary activities, creating Papel Picado, creating Calavera masks, and making skeleton puppets. Designed to be adaptable to many grade levels, you'll find...
K - 12th Social Studies & History
Carlos Amorales: Discarded Spider
Let's put those scary movies and dreams to work with an expressive art project. Kids make hybrid creatures like the ones seen in Carlos Amorales's piece, Discarded Spider. They attempt to show metamorphosis or change as the creature they...
1st - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Performance Ideas: Theatre
Students study satirical and political theatre to learn how performing arts can be used for social change. In this theatre study instructional activity, students read about satirical theatre and create art from issues they see in their...
K - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
Carlos Amorales: Metamorphosis Self-Portrait
Learners are introduced to the art of Carlos Amorales and the theme of metamorphosis. They explore the natural images used in Amorales's art and the theme of metamorphosis they convey. Then they discuss similarities and differences...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts