Russian Icon Painting and Buddhist Art
Fifth graders view, compare and contrast several examples of Russian icon painting. They contrast Byzantine art with that of the Italian Renaissance. They also examine Japanese art from the 14th and 15th centuries.
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Lights! Cameras! Action!: Creating a Drama About the Lyme Art Colony
Discuss the lives of artists in the Lyme Art Colony in the 1900s with this resource. Young historians write and perform a short scene depicting individuals who lived in the Griswold boardinghouse, used by the colony artists. They use the...
4th - 7th English Language Arts
Visual Arts Sculpture, wood art,
Explore the development of wood art. In this art history instructional activity, learners study the art work of Gary Stevens. They describe, analyze, and derive meaning from the art they see. They then write a theory about the artist's...
K - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Beautiful Brain: Do You See What I See?
Can art play tricks on your eyes, and can a still painting really appear to vibrate? The second lesson in a four-part series discusses the way our beautiful brains translate visual images. It highlights the style of optical art and...
5th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Magical World of Russian Fairy Tales
Young scholars read several fairy tales of Russian origin. They brainstorm common elements of a fairy tale and identify those elements in several examples. They retell a favorite fairy tale through a skit, oral storytelling, a sketch, or...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Lesson: More Than a Dollar's Worth of Meaning
The Chinese, Dish with the Eight Buddhist Emblems contains symbols and visual references for learners to explore. They search for Buddhist symbolism on the dish and then they use their observation skills to locate and explore the meaning...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Writing a Travel Article About the Lyme Art Colony
By writing a travel article in the voice of a writer living in 1910, secondary learners discuss the work of the Lyme Art Colony. They visit Florence Griswold Museum's online resources to go on a virtual tour of the Lyme Art Colony. Then,...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Dear Miss Florence: Writing Letters To the Boardinghouse for Artists
Imagine being one of the painters in 1910 at the Lyme Art Colony in Connecticut. Using the Florence Griswold Museum's on-line resources to gather information about the daily life of artists at the boardinghouse, learners write a letter...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts