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Students create and compare their own sketches based on literary passages. They examine how works of art can be inspired by literature and how artists interpret and visually imagine the same passage in different ways.
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Exploring the Creative Process
Launch a discussion of the creative process with a short video that features the daily ritual of Slobodan Dan Paich, a San Francisco artist. Slobodan models his approach to tea painting and shares his reflections on the creativity.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Reflections in the Mirror A Visual Journal and Mural Inspired by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Pupils examine and analyze works of art by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. They create journals that follow the form and content of Kahlo's diary, and murals in the spirit of Rivera.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Look in the Mythic Mirror: I've Got Rhythm!
Learners explore the relationships between music, poetry, and visual art. Using the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, pupils develop an awareness of the compositional elements of the Classical style, and the aesthetic effects of those...
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Pop Art-Reflections of the Mass Media
Students select a common object or a face, and draw or paint it on a flat surface making it larger than real life. They choose a common object or simple scene and repeat it horizontally or vertically as defined rows. They create a flat,...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Heaven or Groundhog Day?
What qualities are required to transform a person from selfishness to humanitarianism? Class members ponder this question as they read poems by Sir Walter Scott and Sergeant Joyce Kilmer, examine Kohlberg's States of Moral Development...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Heaven or Groundhog Day?
An engaging and highly relevant way for high schoolers to examine classic literary ideas. Although the primary text for this resource is nontraditional ( the 1993 movie Groundhog Day), this plan incorporates several more classical,...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Star Wars: Modernity and the Timelessness of Myth
Students explore myths through the study of multiple texts. Students use James Joyce's "Ulysses," the film "Star Wars," various Greek and Biblical myths to inform a guided discussion of myths and the common themes in these texts. ...
11th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts