Visual Arts: Symbols That Stand for You!
Students explore symbols and what they represent. In this visual art activity, students collect various symbols and discuss what they represent. Students create and discuss personal symbols which represent themselves.
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Recognizing Geometric Shapes
Young mathematicians explore the beauty of geometry with this cross-curricular math and visual arts lesson plan. Over the course of four or five days, children observe and discuss the geometric and organic shapes found in two pieces of...
4 mins K - 4th Math CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Visual Art and Art History
Line shape, color, value, form, texture, space. Students of art history are introduced to the elements of art in a 64-slide PowerPoint that illustrates how these elements combine in visual art. Other essentials, like principles of...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
What's in a Picture? An Introduction to Subject in the Visual Art
Learners discuss the subject and meaning of examples of visual art. They analyze various paintings found on the Metropolitan Museum of Art website, answer discussion questions, complete online interactive activities, and write an essay.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Looking and Learning in the Art Museum — Lesson 2
Is there a difference between examining an original work of art and viewing a reproduction? Class members are asked to reflect on this question after researching a piece, study a reproduction of it, and the examining the original in an...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
Visual Arts - Mexican Indian Yarn Painting
Have you ever seen a Mexican yarn painting? They're beautiful! Create a Mexican yarn painting with your class using this lesson. Start by discussing Mexico's culture and viewing different yarn paintings. After reading about important...
2nd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Islamic Art; Exploring the Visual Arts of the Middle East
The intent of this unit is to demonstrate some of the traditional arts of the Middle East. Extensive background information on the religion, culture, and nature of Islamic art found throughout the Middle East is provided. Each of the...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Lesson: Who Are You Supposed to Be?
A new way to connect visual art and creative writing is on the horizon. Kids first identify the characters in the painting Rabbit Hunt, then write narrative from the perspective of one of the characters in the painting. They combine...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Rhythm, Patterns, Color and Texture in Art and Poetry
Explore rhythm, patterns, color and texture in art and poetry. In this poetry lesson plan, students perform a class symphony and note the elements they experience. Students work in small groups to create a visual art piece that relates...
6th - 8th English Language Arts