Self Portrait Pots
students create a self-portrait bust while demonstrating craftmanship in forming clay and glazing/underglazing. After the correct procedures are demonstrated, students create their own self-portrait bust.
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Chinese Sculpture and the Afterlife/ Creating a Metaphorical Animal Sculpture or Vessel out of Clay
Students become familiar with the ancient Chinese beliefs concerning society and the afterlife. In this art lesson plan, students explain the purposes of Chinese tomb sculptures and Chinese bronze vessels and create an animal that is...
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
A Glimmer of Beauty: Lesson Plan
Fully analyze the elements of art and unexpected beauty in the William Merritt Chase's Still Life with a Fish. The class will examine the painting very closely, then use photography to express unexpected beauty in still life. This is a...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Studio Art Lessons Based on Latin American Arts
Study three of the basic principles of design: l) designs should create a rhythmic pattern made up of related shapes, 2) colors should be repeated so as to not force the eye to remain with a single part of the composition, and 3) a...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Gone Fishing: Still Life With Fish
Students explore lines and texture in a still-life painting. In this visual arts lesson, students study William Merrit Chase's painting "Still Life With Fish" and discuss the lines in the painting. Students choose a line to repeat in...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts