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76 resources with the concept elements of design

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Urban Scenes

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Select a theme together to guide and inspire works of art. Class members view images of art and discuss the images of cities. After choosing a theme, individuals create posters that reflect and contribute to the theme. They can use paint...
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Me or You in the 30's?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Take on portrait painting and tertiary colors with a plan focused on recreating a photograph. After viewing several pieces of artwork, class members follow the instructions included here to create portraits or self-portraits in a...
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Social Realism

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Examine social strife in art. Class members first observe some pieces, and then find an image to inspire their own art. They outline the picture, analyze the composition, make alterations, and color their work.
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Home Sweet Home

For Teachers 4th - 6th
What are your pupils' homes like? Incorporate their homes into a drawing lesson. Using an enlarged photograph, class members draw a grid so they can easily split their drawing in half. The final product should demonstrate cool colors,...
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Memories of the Past

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Explore contemporary American Indian art. After viewing a set of images, class members discuss the design elements of techniques present, as well as how these artists represent history and culture. Learners examine the parfleche and...
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Make a Parfleche

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Examine American Indian art and culture by observing contemporary art and creating original pieces. Class members discuss artwork included in the plan and use these images to help inspire their own work, which should represent their...
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The Changing Composition

For Teachers K - 3rd
Play with dimensions and practice making a two-dimensional scene look three-dimensional. Class members view pieces of art and then make their own scenes by layering different materials and drawing in details. Check out all the tabs for...
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3-D Texture Painting (Impasto)

For Teachers 5th - 9th
A neat art project is on the horizon. Your class can experience impasto, or textured painting with this expressive art lesson plan. They design and then paint using the impasto technique. This is done by mixing toilet paper into the...
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Who Am I?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Connect design elements and principles to identity a culture with a discussion and related art activity. After analyzing artwork in relation to design, class members talk about personal and cultural identity. Using items that represent...
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My Scene

For Teachers K - 3rd
Acquaint your class with line, color, shape, and texture through a study of artwork and an art activity. The resource includes images and information to share with your class before sending individuals off to sketch and paint landscapes...
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Reinventing the World

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After examining and discussing Guy Ben-Ner's Treehouse Kit, a contemporary art installation with a sculptural and video element, small groups work together to create short silent films. The films should be built around a particular topic...
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My Abstraction

For Teachers K - 3rd
What makes a color warm, and what makes a color cool? Explore colors and abstract art through an observation activity and an art assignment. Learners look at images and talk about colors before making their own compositions with...
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Architectural Relief Tiles

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Pupils observe the design of buildings, either first-hand within their communities or with photographs. The design relief tiles representing buildings studied and use the vocabulary of design elements and construction materials used in...
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Picasso's Cubism

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore Picasso's cubist phase and produce two and three-dimensional works of art. In this elements of art lesson, 2nd graders use elements of design to express their own art. Students read a story about Pablo Picasso and...
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Line and Design (Advanced)

For Students 7th - 10th
As part of an exploration of line and design, students complete a variety of activities which include discussing a list of vocabulary terms, and learning about principles of design.
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Interior Design- Space Unit

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students identify, explain and use the basic elements of design. They discover practical applications of space planning for interiors and determine identification of techniques to help achieve the desired space effect in a room.
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Expressive Contour Hands Drawing

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students discuss lines and elements of design. They view examples of artwork, and contour drawings. Students create their own contour drawings. They discuss balance and do an activity that involves balance. Students discuss other...
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Musical Art

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students analyze artwork from music album/CD covers and design some of their own.
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View Finder Painting

For Teachers 4th
Creative thinkers create a paper "view finder." They place it on a magazine picture in different ways until they find an image to paint. They do this until they have drawn and then painted an entire paper filled with found art. 
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Aboriginal Voices in Canadian Contemporary Art

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore different works of art by contemporary Canadian Aboriginal artists and express their cultural identity by creating a work of art. In this Canadian Aboriginal art lesson, students view Canadian Aboriginal art and view the...
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Elements Picture Assignment

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students identify the basic structural and decorative designs, create examples of line (horizontal/vertical/curved/diagonal), as well as identify and explain the difference between shape and form. Then, they identify and explain the use...
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Creating a Self Portrait painting With Decorative Frame

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders view a large image of a painting and discuss the history and its role in past and current culture in Mexico. Student list the symbols portrayed in the work and explain their significance. Students use elements of art to...
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Decorating

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students redesign the school library to make it accessible for multi-handicapped students using their time management, money, interview, decorating, and space design skills.
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Button, Button, Who Has the Button?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine and discuss design and image. They design and create a computer-made design that be made into buttons and sold to the school and community.