Mi Casa es Tu Casa
Students make animated houses using slab-built clay ceramic techniques. They treat the surface of the house with a technique known as majolica.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Mimbres Decoration Technique
Potters research traditional Mimbres designs, as well as contemporary artists who employ them, before creating their own designs and applying the images to thrown pots and bowls. The resource packet includes a brief history of Mimbres...
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
Tales of the Supernatural
Scary stuff! Whether approached as the first horror story or a "serious imaginative exploration of the human condition," Frankenstein continues to engage readers. Here's a packet of activities that uses Mary Shelley's gothic novel to...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Art as Advocacy for Social Change
“Humanscape No.65” by Melesia Casas and Ester Hernandez’s “Sun Maid Raisins” launch a study of how works of art can advocate for social change. After examining these two works and discussing the human rights issues raised, class members...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
“House by the Railroad”: A Painting and a Poem for the Common Core
Introduce your class to ekphrastic poetry with an exercise that asks them to examine Edward Hooper's painting House by the Railroad and Edward Hirsch's poem "Edward Hopper and the House By the Railroad." After a close reading of the two...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Erase It! Animal Cruelty Lesson Plan
Students determine the signs of mistreated animals and why it is important to keep animals healthy and safe. Next, they investigate which local agency to call to get help for mistreated animals. Finally, using art supplies, they make a...
1st - 12th English Language Arts
lesson: Facing a Stone Situation
Can you imagine what it's like to be able to carve an animal out of stone? Kids do, as they analyze the techniques used to create the South Indian sculpture, Sacred Bull of Shiva. After a critical look at the piece, they write a...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts