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Passionate Pursuits

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Not all technology is digital. Teach learners about the low-tech maker movement with a photo essay about six artisans from California and two articles about the local creator movement. After tackling the photo essay in small groups,...
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Proportionate Portraits

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students draw a portrait. In this portrait lesson students sketch two portraits from real life. Students use facial proportion guidelines.
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Pablo Picasso - Slab Construction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a three or four-sided vessel incorporating abstracted faces on each side. Vessels should be irregular in shape. They demonstrate skills and craftsmanship in working with clay and explore hand-building methods of construction
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Ancient Chinese Architecture

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Imagine building a five-story wooden temple with no nails or crafting a wooden bird that can fly for three days. These achievements by the originator of Chinese carpentry and craftsmanship stand alongside his invention of the carpenterÕs...
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Coil Vessels with Symbols

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore symbolism in Renaissance art, use ceramics vocabulary, and demonstrate craftsmanship in working with clay.
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The National Folk Instrument of Norway - Activity

For Teachers 4th - 11th
Learners explore how artistry and craftsmanship in both the instrument maker and the musician creates the Hardanger Fiddle and the folk music tradition of Norway. This introductory lesson concludes with a video and worksheet (provided).
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Tag Board Collagraph - Relief Print - Non-Objective Shapes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners create their own collagraph relief plate and print. Using basic shapes, they develop a center of interest within their relief plate. They also create a non-objective design with shapes using the principles of design. They are...
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Social Studies: Micronesian Art

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary school kids visit the Ethnic Art Center Website and read the Adventure Team's journal entries describing the Ethnographic Center. They discuss the types of Micronesian art and how the art is being lost to tourists and European...
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Westward With the Vikings!

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students identify Norse explorers, considered by many historians to be the earliest Europeans to sail to Newfoundland. Then they recognize the superior craftsmanship of a Viking sailing ship that would have been needed to withstand the...
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Aegean Art Cycladic Art 3200-1050 BC, Minoan Art 3000-1100 BC, and Mycenaean Art 1600-1100 BC

For Teachers 9th - 12th
So exciting, art from the ancient mediterranean! Get ready to divulge interesting facts about the art and culture of the Minoans, Mycenaeans, Aegeans, and Cycladians. Each slide provides a map, images of art, and the cultural...
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Technology - Self-portrait -Design - Color

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare and contrast styles of portraits thru time and gain appreciation for the work of John Singer Sargent. They also demonstrate craftsmanship in cutting and gluing portrait.
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Design - Lettering

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students, using the concepts of radial design and balance, create a project that focuses on craftsmanship, lettering, promoting a positive self-image, and design elements.
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Art of the Inca

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine the early civilizations of Central and South America. After examining hand-crafted objects, they discuss the craftsmanship of the Inca and how they used geometric shapes and symbols in their art. They draft a design...
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Draped Slab leaf bowls

For Teachers K - 6th
Students explore beauty in nature, explore the structure of the leaf and purposes of the leaf. Students study the draped slab forming technique and demonstrate craftsmanship in handling clay.
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Monochromatic Photo Painting

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students use Photoshop to manipulate a digital photograph. They mix and paint a full range of values demonstrating care of materials and craftsmanship in painting. Color relationship is examined using copyright free images.
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South Carolina Crazy Paper Quilt of Facts

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders listen as the teacher reads a book about quilts, before they discuss the craftsmanship used in making quilts. They study the regions and symbols associated with their state. They make a quilt square using one of the facts...
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Katsushika HOKUSAI

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students identify some famous people in the United States and why these people are famous. Students identify and discuss famous people in Japan. Students use internet websites in bibliography if computer is available to learn more about...
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Picasso and Beyond!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After reviewing the life and art of Pablo Picasso, learners set out to create abstract, cubist, relief portraits. They'll draw, color, paint, and cut out portraits just like the ones Picasso created. The lesson is extremely well written...
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Paper Maché Mancala Game Boards

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders create three dimensional works of art from two dimensional plans, develop skills in papier-mach?? technique, utilize elements and principles of design to create 3-D form, and develop math/strategy skills in playing the...
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Notan Collages - "Expanding the Square"

For Teachers 6th
Notan is a Japanese word that expresses the interaction between light and dark. Learners explore Notan while creating dimensional art pieces that examine positive and negative spaces. They'll discuss the art of Notan, create their...
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Editing and Publishing: Accessing Books Around the World Informative Paragraph

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Provide time to polish paragraphs in class. Pupils, who have been working on these informational pieces for several days now, will have a chance to check for spelling and grammar before publishing their work. Sure to be a rewarding final...
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Resurrecting a Home

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Davina Pardo's documentary Minka asks viewers to consider that value of preserving traditional dwellings and traditional building techniques by examining how American journalist John Roderick and Japanese architect Yoshihiro Takishita...
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Boat Hull Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Working in small groups high schoolers develop three alternative boat designs. They discuss the rationale for the type of hull, propeller, location of ballast, and type of building material used in their design. They build their boat.
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Unity and Variety in a Textural Collage

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore texture in art.  In this textured collage art lesson, students observe and identify texture in famous artwork from artists around the world.  Students plan and create a textured collage of a chosen animal.

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