Painting The Urban Environment - Activity 1
Students create a watercolor rendering of an urban image using prior knowledge and examples from artists Kirk Lybecker and Donna Steger. This lesson should be done with students who have experience using various painting techniques.
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The Day The Earth Stood Still: What Is a Movie?
Middle schoolers explore the art of film with this carefully scaffolded series of lessons that introduces film genres, explores the narrative structure of films, and uses The Day the Earth Stood Still to model how to become active...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Weather Conditions Through Painting
Your advanced class will paint a picture of a particular weather condition. In this painting activity learners describe elements of art in pieces of artwork. They analyze the weather and seasons in the artwork. The students use paper,...
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
Shakespeare & The Renaissance: Activity Ideas
Looking for ways to implement the words and works of William Shakespeare into your curriculum? This list of activity ideas is a great starting point, as it covers a wide range of grade levels and a wealth of online references to explore.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Let's Go Exploring!
Use a Courbet painting of a cave or tunnel opening to reinforce the importance of descriptive writing. Writers of all ages use sensory details to describe what the scene depicts as they pretend to be in the painting. Then they imagine...
K - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
“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
Lesson: Urban China: Contemporary China
The urbanization and consumerism of modern China is the hot topic up for critical analysis. Kids view a series of photographs that specifically describe Chinese modernization, urbanization, consumerism, and waste. They discuss each...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
3-D Texture Painting (Impasto)
A neat art project is on the horizon. Your class can experience impasto, or textured painting with this expressive art lesson. They design and then paint using the impasto technique. This is done by mixing toilet paper into the paint....
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Painting The Unknown
Finally an art lesson that incorporates the act of creating art. After analyzing the abstract emotionally driven piece, Blue Mysteries Near the Sun, No. 4, learners discuss feelings related to an anticipated event or to the unknown. They...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts