Painting Botanicals by Computer Lesson
Students increase computer graphics skills and trace and paint botanicals from digital photographs taken of prairie plants using computer-aided artistic techniques in Painter Classic Software and with the Wacom Tablet and stylus.
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Mind Your Mannerists-Understanding the Art of El Greco
Kids become mini-experts on the Mannerist movement and the art of El Greco. They identify common elements of El Greco paintings and compare them to a work by Thomas Hart Benton. They use four ways to examine art taken from the book,...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
"Inside Parts of a Computer Project" WebQuest
Middle schoolers participate in a role play situation in which they act as a private investigator to determine the parts found inside a computer. They complete web based research. They create a slide show that describes inner workings of...
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills
Lesson: Unfolding Water Lilies
Comparing two different artistic mediums can be a welcome challenge. Learners compare Monet's The Water Lily Pond to three nature-inspired poems. They consider how each art form is interrelated, descriptive, and expressive. They then...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Medieval and Renaissance Art: Botanical Symbolism
Students study the significance of flowers in art from two periods. In this Medieval and Renaissance art lesson, students research the presence and meaning of botanical illustrations in twelfth, thirtieth, and fourteenth century...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Computer Applications: Using Paint Shop Pro
High schoolers refine their knowledge of HTML, placing special emphasis on using graphics in their pages. They become familiar with the program Paint Shop Pro and develop original graphics using Paint Shop Pro that they can use on their...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills