Sidewalk Chalk Painting
Students study the history of sidewalk chalk art. They then brainstorm ideas of possible sidewalk art and draw ideas on paper. They then transfer their ideas onto the sidewalk using chalk.
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The Day The Earth Stood Still: The Filmmaking Process
How are films made? As part of their study of film, middle schoolers investigate the pre-production, production, and post-production process and consider the role of the director, the screenwriter, production designer, cinematographer,...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
After Impressionism from Van Gogh to Matisse (1886 - 1906)
Students plan a museum visit to study Impressionist paintings and its artists. In this Impressionism lesson, students examine the colors and perception of space in Impressionist artwork. Students recognize the characteristic elements...
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Oral Presentations on French Impressionism
Explore the famous French impressionist! After choosing an artist from the attached list, high schoolers conduct Internet research to find out more about their artist. They write and present a biography of their person and show samples...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Laying the Groundwork: Art Installation
Students appropriate well-known artworks to create temporary lawn art (crop circle type). They' ideas stem from a discussion about where they have seen art from history being appropriated in our culture: advertising, cartoons, pop...
4th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Get Up Close and Personal: Margot Voorhies Thompson
Painting, printmaking, collage, calligraphy, and markmaking all in one work? Welcome to the world of Margot Voorhies Thompson. After viewing a PBS video about Thompson, emergent artists are encouraged to keep journals and sketchbooks,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Kolam: A Living Art of South Asia
Middle schoolers will read the short story "Meenakshi's Magic Hands" by Santhini Govindan and view a slide show of photo images interspersed with the text to learn of the art form of Kolam. Students read and reflect upon a nonfiction...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Dramatic Art As A Healing Mechanism
Students explore the use of dry media such as charcoal, pastel, and other materials in this Art lesson designed for older students, but adaptable for all levels. Emphasis is placed on the artwork of Musician and Visual Artist Rick Bartow.
K - 11th Visual & Performing Arts