Learners are introduced to the concept of using tone in their art. They paint a narrow strip of tone of white and adding small amounts of black. Using cellophane, they put it over their strips and examine the tones of the different colors.
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Portrait Proportions and Flesh Tones
Using the provided blank face template, learners of any age draw to learn how to create proper facial proportions. This lesson focuses on two dimensional facial proportions, how to estimate those proportions, and drawing techniques. If...
1st - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
A Musical Dynamics Activity
Dynamics are elements of music that indicate how a piece is to be played or sung. Budding musicians practice musical dynamics by singing in small groups. The teacher indicates the dynamic (or how) the song is to be performed and pupils...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Songwriting Skill - Choosing a Tone: Jordan Pruitt - “One Love”
"Tone means attitude." Or so says this resource that uses Jordan Pruitt's "One Love" to model for songwriters how to develop an attitude in their lyrics. Class members engage in a number of exercises designed to give them direct and...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
Writing a Narrative Movie Script with the Use of a Viewfinder
And...action! Turn your middle schoolers into filmmakers with this writing and visual arts instructional activity. After reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers, they create a viewfinder using an empty toilet paper roll to make a storyboard...
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Discovering the Element of Color in Gaetano Donizetti's Don Pasquale: A Comparison of Tone Color and Art Color
Students experience several different tone colors in the song and also add layers of color to their copy of "The Owl" to compare and contrast how an artist would create the element of color.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson Plan: Communicating With Body Language
The Olmec were an ancient people native to Mexico who lived from 1000-500 BC. Young artists examine the Olmec piece Seated Figure to analyze the use of body language to communicate a tone or feeling. They then use clay or play-dough to...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Classic Still Life Drawing
Provide your young artists with an opportunity to study the masters and their techniques to become skilled at drawing still life. They discuss and view images from artists like Degas and Michelangelo, practice drawing techniques such as...
4th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts