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 activity. Start by discussing Mexico's culture and viewing different yarn paintings. After reading about important...
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Consuming and Creating Political Art

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewA 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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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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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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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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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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Art Activities: Developing Visual Observational Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore visual arts by participating in several class art activities. In this art appreciation activity, students discuss the broad concept of a photograph including uses of lines, shadows, reflections and shapes. Students...
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Elements of Art

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discover elements in visual art. In this visual art instructional activity, 3rd graders explore the use of line, shape, and color in visual art. After reviewing works of art, students create unique art pieces. Technology...
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Research, Production, and Presentation of Abstract and Pop Art

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars analyze Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. They view and discuss artworks by Warhol, Lichenstein, Pollack, and Kandinsky, research a specific artist, and create an art piece in the style of their chosen artist.
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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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Lesson: Who Are You Supposed to Be?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Barefoot in the Park

For Teachers K - 5th
Students examine the use of color by Bouguereau. In this visual art color lesson plan, students experiment painting their own self-portrait. Students will see art as a type of communication, and analyze art and the meaning of paintings.
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African Masks And Their Impact On Western Art

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore the influence of African-style masks on Western art. Learners create individual masks using construction paper. They discuss and explore the techniques used to create these types of masks. The resource includes links to...
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Lesson: Michael Patterson-Carver: Politics and Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Michael Paterson-Carver creates art that expresses political concepts, allegory, and activism. Learners will examine several of his pieces and his perspective. Then they create an original piece that conveys a message.
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Vessels In Greek Art: Museum Visit

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine Greek vessels. In this visual art lesson, students compare Greek vessels to human body parts. Students investigate the uses of vessels and the decorations.
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Art Critic for a Day!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Middle schoolers practice evaluating art by creating a research project and presentation. They use the Internet and library to discover a piece of art or artist whom they feel has an impact on the world of art. Next, they create a...
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Looking and Learning in the Art Museum

For Teachers K - 5th
Have you just visited an art museum? Or can you create a gallery in your classroom to visit? Pupils create an original drawing that reinforces what was learned in a visit to the art museum. They will view original art work and verbally...
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Whose Afraid of Contemporary Art?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Have your class create original modern art sculptures. Learners analyze and discuss "The Profile," a sculpture by Martin Puryear. They work in teams to develop a proposal for a large outdoor sculpture in the community. Presentations...
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Eye-Popping Op Art

For Teachers K - 12th
Students examine and discuss work of Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely, recognize visual components of Op Art, compare traditional Renaissance perspective with Op Art's illusion of three-dimensional space, and create original painting...
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Creating Your Own Rock Art

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners create rock art. In this visual arts instructional activity, students examine and distinguish petroglyphs, pictographs, and vandalism. Learners study cultures that revered rock art and create rock art panels.
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Creating Your Own Rock Art

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders look at early art. In this visual arts lesson, 8th graders investigate the attributes of rock art, examine rock art, and create their own examples of rock art. Analysis and instructional worksheets are included.
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I'm Gonna Make it Shine

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars examine visual qualities of art. In this visual qualities lesson, students work in groups to categorize the shiny characteristics of objects. Young scholars create a collage that shows their favorite shiny materials....
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Art Show with the Masters

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students contribute to a classroom art show. In this art appreciation lesson, students research the lives and works of artists from different ages. Students write reports, recreate artwork of their researched artists, and participate in...