Water Color - Pen & Ink
Young scholars paint with watercolors, define positive and negative shapes, mix colors, develop visual balance, and define shapes with pen and ink.
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“Decalcomania” Glue Paint Symmetry Prints
Who knew you could paint with glue? After first adding liquid water color paints to bottles of white Elmer's glue and applying them to paper, students of all ages are then challenged to use their imagination and creativity to draw in...
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Paper Dress - Circa 1968
You won't believe your eyes when you see these dresses made out of paper. Young scholars create paper dresses by modifying a pattern provided by the teacher, and decorate the dress using 1960's style art. What a fantastic and motivating...
7th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Writings from a Room with No View
Learners examine art by considering how the subject matter and artists design choices affect the viewer's experience. They use the provided close-up images and notes to analyze the painting, Poppies. Afterward, they use the painting as a...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Watercolor Stained Glass Windows
Students explore art history by participating in a class experiment. In this stained glass lesson, students identify the uses of stained glass in previous centuries and in different cultures. Students utilize watercolor paper and paints...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Create a Personal Murakkaalar
Learners explore an ancient alphabet that is nothing less than beautiful. They make a calligraphy reed which they will use to write their name and a personal description with in Arabic. The lesson includes links to a sample of the Arabic...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Scholar/Literati Scroll Project
Finish off a unit on Medieval China with a creative scroll project. Learners must incorporate everything they have learned about the Tang or Song dynasty into a literati scroll. The requirements are clearly laid out as to what must be...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History