Participating in Visual Arts Teacher Resources

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Visual Arts - Mexican Indian Yarn Painting

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
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...
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When Art's a Craft

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What would it be like to restore modern works of art? By acting as modern art conservators, learners assess the first-hand difficulties faced in restoration efforts. In addition, they create modern art pieces from random materials. Then,...
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Visual Art Foundation - Grade 2

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate colors. In this visual arts lesson, 2nd graders study primary colors. Students learn to mix primary colors to create secondary colors.
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Consuming and Creating Political Art

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A picture is worth a thousand words, but political art may be worth even more! After examining examples of political cartoons, murals, and other forms of public art, class members create their own pieces to reflect their ideals and...
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Shape and Form in Art

For Teachers K - 4th
Introduce youngsters to the important role shape and form play in art with this extensive collection of activities and projects. From teaching first graders how to create mandalas to engaging third and fourth graders in the design of...
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Give It All You’ve Got Heroes and Visual Art

For Teachers 5th
Sure, your young artists probably know Van Gogh and Picasso, but are they equally as familiar with Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol? Small groups examine the work of famous artists. Then, they create their own hero portraits in Cubist style...
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Horse of a Different Color: An Introduction to Color in the Visual Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify ways in which the artist uses color to draw the view's attention to points within the composition and creates a sense of depth. They discuss the effect of color on the tone and mood of an artwork.
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Creating Language Art: Vocabulary Development

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Use this artistic activity in a unit about word choice or as part of your ongoing vocabulary development routine. Helpful for both narrative and informational text, the approach prompts middle schoolers to create art from words to...
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Street Art Project

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Illuminate your playground with chaulk images. Young aratists use the web to research the work of Keith Haring. Groups then design their own piece of visual art and recreate their images on the school sidewalks of blacktop.
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Mehndi Art Gloves

For Teachers K - 12th
Class members get a chance to practice the art of Mehndi as they use markets to apply patterns to a latex glove.
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Rhythm, Patterns, Color and Texture in Art and Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore rhythm, patterns, color and texture in art and poetry. In this poetry instructional activity, students perform a class symphony and note the elements they experience. Students work in small groups to create a visual art piece...
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Fabric Art

For Teachers K - 8th
Do kids use problem solving skills when they create scrap art? You bet they do! After examining the art of Mary Katherine Lamb, they create their own pieces using recycled products and vintage art techniques. They watch a video about the...
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Narrative Art: What’s the Story?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Your third graders design works of art that reflect themselves. In this visual arts instructional activity, your class will examine works of art that tell stories and replicate the models as they transform a personal narrative of their...
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Visual Literacy: Using Images to Increase Comprehension

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
A colorful PowerPoint is a great way to introduce the topic of visual literacy. The eye-catching presentation begins with an overview of visual literacy and then provides some specific strategies to help enhance reading comprehension. As...
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Visual Arts Sculpture, wood art,

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Explore the development of wood art. For this art history lesson, learners study the art work of Gary Stevens. They describe, analyze, and derive meaning from the art they see. They then write a theory about the artist's purpose for the...
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Using Pop Art Imagery to Inspire Healthy Eating

For Teachers 8th
Create a visual art project about obesity. In this art activity, 8th graders research and explain the importance of eating healthy and exercise. They document their eating habits in their journal and analyze it.
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Islamic Art and Geometric Design

For Teachers 7th - 12th
After an overview of Islamic traditions and art, young artists create their own geometric shapes and patterns using only a straightedge and a compass.
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Q is for Quilt: Read and Create

For Teachers K Standards
Kindergarteners review the letter Q and create a beautiful quilt art project after reading the story The Quiltmaker's Gift. They are prompted by the teacher to identify the letter Q by its sound and its shape. They then listen to the...
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Lesson: Younger Than Jesus: Is a Young Generation's Multimedia Work Art?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How has art changed? Are young people artists? What is art? These questions are up for discussion as critical thinkers examine several works of art expressed through multimedia. There are five different sessions outlined, complete with...
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Lesson: Younger Than Jesus: Understanding, Looking at, Making Abstract Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Before the class makes abstract art, they see contemporary examples and analyze them. They look at art made by abstract artists under the age of 33 then use similar techniques to create an interesting collection of their own. The lesson...
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Elementary Art Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Get crafting with hundreds of pages of art lessons! The plans are organized into topics, which include clay, drawing, composition and design, mixed media, painting, printmaking, and paper.
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Presenting a Research-Based Claim: Visual Aid and Peer Critique

For Teachers 6th Standards
New ReviewBack to the drawing board. Scholars work on the visual to complement their claim presentations using the Criteria for the Cascading Consequences Chart Visual as a guide. They then practice their presentations with partners. 
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Aesthetic Connections in Music and Visual Art

For Teachers 11th
High schoolers discuss aesthetics using an existing and student-created program music. They describe music, propose meanings in music and defend their points of view.They also describe and defend music and visual arts representations of...
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What is Conceptual Art?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Research, art history, and web page creation! Sounds too good to be true. With tons of links and resources, the lesson provides you with everything needed to engage the class in an amazing art and research activity. They create an art...