Tempera versus Oil Paint
Students explain the innovations in painting as a result of the invention of oil paint during the Renaissance. They see the differences between egg tempera paintings of the early Renaissance and oil paintings of the middle and late Renaissance.
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Look Before You Think: How To Appreciate a Painting
Students develop an elementary understanding of the history of art. They study the basic elements of a painting including perspective, composition, color, light and symbolism. They look at each selected painting and analyze it, moving...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Do We Control Nature, or Does Nature Control Us?
Student examine the theme of man versus nature in art. In this man versus nature lesson, students examine various pieces of art and discuss the theme as it is depicted. They discuss whether the themes shown in the artwork are relevant...
7th - 9th Science
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 instructional activity. They design and then paint using the impasto technique. This is done by mixing toilet paper...
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts