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Japanese Tea and Teacups

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Upper graders use the potter's wheel to make Japanese style tea cups, which they will use in a Japanese style tea ceremony. They hone their sculpting techniques while exploring Japanese cultural and the history of tea. There are two...
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What is Art?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students become familiar with the art and architecture and history of the Chicago World's Fair.  In this public arts project lesson, students compare and contrast fine art and public art through a study of the exhibits at the Chicago...
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Native Gardens: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A study guide for Native Gardens, a dramatic play, introduces theater lovers to a set of a neighbors and the problems they face. Discussion questions in the guide tackle themes of racism, ageism, and classism.
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Lesson: Painting Stories

For Teachers 1st - 6th
You're never too young for a lesson in fine art. Explore the painting Deucalion and Pyrrha, based on the Greek myth of the same name, with your class. You'll look at color, composition, texture, and technique, which are easily outlined...
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Lesson: Creative Containers

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Even functional everyday objects can be highly ornate and thoughtfully designed. Art analysts look at the form and function of an Inca jug used to transport liquid. They consider this jug in relation to other jugs fashioned throughout...
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Digital Kids Club-Painted Faces

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students use technology to blend a photo of something they like with a picture of their face. Students work with layers, saturation, selecting tools, filters, and affects. Students use Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 in order to create...
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The Art of Violence

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Violence and human suffering, as represented in art and film, are the focus of an investigation of the power of visual images and the moral implications of such representations. Class members examine “Guernica,” Pablo Picasso’s massive...
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Story Telling with Black & White Photography

For Teachers 4th - 8th
4th-8th graders will explore Wright Morris' photography and create their own black and white photographs. They will then use the photographs to portray a message they want communicated by writing a narrative telling a story about the...
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Comstockery vs. Eakins

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students research Eakins' teaching methods. They incorporate research to prepare and present a verbal argument. They understand and articulate a perspective and develop their own opinion.
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Pop on the Block

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider what makes a movie, television show, musical talent, or artist a cult classic and create descriptive lists of items from these phenomena that may be sold at auction.
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Ballet and Dance Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th
Ballet is the main focus of this short answer quiz, but a few questions cover dance in cinema and Scottish folk dance names. Trivia for dancers!
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Touch-Drawings

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore an object without seeing it then draw what s/he felt.  In this touch-drawings lesson, students partner and place objects in a paper bag so the other person cannot see it.  Then students use their hands and imagination to...
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The Legacy of Currier & Ives

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students read the work of a 19th-century American author. The use representative lithographs from the Currier & Ives collection at the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts (available online at http://www.springfieldmuseums.org) to...
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Me, Myself and I

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore symbols of their individual identities and write college admissions essays about the meaning of the symbols. They evaluate the unique and common identities of their classmates through participation in a Step Into...
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Informal Group Portraits

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain one artist's approach to the Impressionist's use of art elements and design principles. They create an Impressionistic painting that contains two figures.
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Fine Arts in School

For Students 4th - 5th
In this math chart learning exercise, students use the chart to answer the questions. The information on the chart is about students who participate in fine arts.
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Music in Japan - Fine Arts

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss various types of music. They identify and explore Japanese music, and instruments. They make a koto.