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Looking at French Decorative Arts: Makers of Nothing, Sellers of Everything
7th - 9th
Students imagine they are a 'marchand-mercier' (or salesman) and write a persuasive letter to sell French items. In this art analysis lesson plan, students identify the role of a 'marchand-mercier' and write a three-paragraph letter to...
Traditional Crafts and Decorative Arts in Louisiana Worksheet
6th - 11th
This resource outlines an extensive list of websites about different kinds of material culture in Louisiana. The list covers five categories: outdoor and indoor crafts, Louisiana folk life articles, quilt making, house types, and general...
Looking at French Decorative Arts: The Science of Good Design
9th - 12th
Students examine the style of an 18th-century compound microscope and its case. In this scientific design lesson plan, students look at Jacques Caffieri's, "Compound Microscope and Case" before comparing the design to a modern...
Looking At French Decorative Arts: Symbols in Marquetry
3rd - 5th
Students create a design based on an animal symbol from another country. For this design lesson plan, students study a French cabinet and research and discuss its symbols. Students will then create their own marquetry design based on an...
Looking at French Decorative Arts: Symbols in Marquetry
3rd - 5th
Students study symbols on a French cabinet. In this architectural design lesson, students examine the symbolism of the door panel on the "Cabinet on Stand." Students create their own unique design based on a symbol from another country.
Looking At French Decorative Arts: The Quest For True Porcelain
3rd - 12th
Young scholars research the history of trade in porcelain wares from Asia and the quest to re-create true hard-paste porcelain in Europe. They analyze the effects of production and consumption of luxury goods on French society in this...
Looking At French Decorative Arts: A Tapestry Fit For A King
K - 2nd
Pupils create a tapestry based on the Chariot of Triumph tapestry. In this visual arts lesson, students examine images of the original tapestry, determine the meaning of symmetry, and discuss symbolism in this art form. They draw an...
Looking At French Decorative Arts: Makers of Nothing, Sellers of Everything
6th - 8th
Middle schoolers compare/contrast the role of merchant to that of his modern-day business counterpart. They role-play that they are 18th-century merchants, and write persuasive letters to sell French beds for clients.
Making Connections Activity: Seeing Connections Among Works of Art
5th - 10th
Students view images from fine and decorative art galleries in the Museumlink Illinois website. They make connections regarding theme, mood, or emotional expression. They present their findings orally and display their images.