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Tools and Materials
Students analyze tools, materials and processes involved in an art making process. They experiment with tools, materials, and processes to discover various visual results.
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Instruments From Around the World
How much does the environment affect how and what man creates? Children explore the effect of the environment on primitive man as they research raw materials from a specific location. They use their findings to write a short essay about...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Camouflage!: Collecting Data and Concealing Color
Help young scholars see the important role camouflage plays in the survival of animals with a fun science instructional activity. Starting with an outdoor activity, children take on the role of hungry birds as they search for worms...
2nd - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Metal Tooling with Colored Pencils
Take your art class back centuries to the art of metal tooling. This is an art technique also referred to as embossing, or repajado in Mexico and South America. This is a fun project to introduce a new technique and new materials. This...
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Old Hobbits Are Hard to Break
Explore film adaptation of literature with this instructional activity, which focuses on the world of film advertisements. Middle schoolers discuss various films (including The Lord of the Rings) and create advertisements for a pretend...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Carving Tools at Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore contains the faces of four great American leaders, but it also shows the power of artistic ability. Learners will examine the tools, techniques, and reasons why Mount Rushmore was constructed. They focus their attention on...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts