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29 resources with the keyterm elements of art

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Lesson: Tomma Abts: Abstract Painting

For Teachers 9th - 12th
One must first learn how to analyze art before they can properly respond to it. Here, young analysts examine six abstract pieces in a systematic and formal way. They then respond to one of the pieces in either a poem or an essay. An...
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Lesson: Impressions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here, Autumn Poplars is the painting upper graders will analyze. They look at techniques, time period, and the use of impressionism to convey a natural theme. They go outside to make observations of nature and use what they see to write...
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Drawing Portraits Using a Grid

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A well-developed art lesson plan is always great to have around. This lesson plan on portrait drawing includes a full procedure, modifications, background information on artist Chuck Close, recommended websites, and a few thoughts from...
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Basic Art Analysis Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
This is a terrific art analysis worksheet that has kids thinking critically about art, symbolism, and history. They answer several questions regarding basic art elements and then delve into a thoughtful analysis.
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Exploring Weather Conditions Through Painting

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Your advanced class will paint a picture of a particular weather condition. In this painting lesson young scholars describe elements of art in pieces of artwork. They analyze the weather and seasons in the artwork. The students use...
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Elements of Art: Name Design Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Introduce your class to the seven elements of art through a presentation and related project. Before beginning the project, class members take notes on the presentation, writing down the underlined items and adding drawings into their...
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Lesson: All in a Name

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Lao Tzu was the fabled author of the Toa te Ching, Lau Tzu is also the name of a large sculptural piece. Kids examine Mark di Suvero's larger-than-life sculptures in relation to the elements of art they've learner about. They examine...
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A Glimmer of Beauty: Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Fully analyze the elements of art and unexpected beauty in the William Merritt Chase's Still Life with a Fish. The class will examine the painting very closely, then use photography to express unexpected beauty in still life. This is a...
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Learning from the past: Ancient Mosaics

For Teachers 10th
Budding artists study the history and significance behind ancient mosaics and mosaic murals. They study multiple examples of ancient mosaics, sketch a design, and use clay tiles to create thoughtful mosaics of their own. 
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Making a Chiminea

For Teachers 7th
A chiminea is an outdoor fireplace usually made from terracotta. Your class will make miniature versions of this useful heating device to practice specific sculpting techniques. This lesson spans four days. It includes vocabulary and an...
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An Electronic Self-Portrait Lesson Plan - A Unit for Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Using a photo of themselves for inspiration, learners create a multi-media self-portrait. A digital image of each child is taken, it is uploaded into the computer where is can be experimented with in a digital format. Young artists then...
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Pastel Drawing like Vincent Van Gogh

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners discuss the elements of art and design found in a series of flower paintings by Vincent Van Gogh. They explore art, shading, and color as they create mirrored representations of the master's art, using oil pastel. 
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Coil Pots

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Children learn by doing. Here, they discuss cultural uses of containers, coil and slab techniques, functional aesthetics, and the principles of art and design. The entire process for making a coil pot is fully described here to make the...
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Elements of Art: Student Assessment

For Students 6th - 9th
What a neat test! The class is asked to draw and color to create examples of eight elements of art. They focus on each element (line, value, shape, form, space, texture, primary and secondary color) by creating an original piece in each...
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Abstract Planes in Paper Sculpture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers create maquettes of abstract sculptures utilizing the elements of art; line, shape, value, color, space and texture and the principles of design; balance, emphasis, contrast, rhythm and movement, pattern and unity. These...
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Figurative Slot Sculptures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers create 3-dimensional works of art in the form of slot sculptures. I love this instructional activity, because it exposes students to a completely different form of art. Everything you need to do to successfully-implement...
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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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Plaster Sculpture – subtractive method

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Practice the subtractive sculpture process with your class. They'll discuss the subtractive method, art form and space, then design a sculpture which they will create from a block of plaster. Technical instructions are included.
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Looking and Learning in the Art Museum

For Teachers K - 5th
Reflect on the art your class can view at a museum. In this art history lesson plan, students draw six elements of art. They discuss original art versus reproduction artwork and write about their thoughts of a museum. It would be...
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Elements of Art - Memoir Book

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learn and practice the elements of art by making a picture book. Also containing short memoirs of their own lives, this would be a perect project and also a gift to take home. In doing this project, they also gain an understanding of the...
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Elements of Art Around Town

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
After identifying the elements of art in their community, students review the elements of art and begin to photograph local artwork in their town. They dicuss artwork they have seen displayed and write a paragraph describing the elements...
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Cardboard Weaving

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders observe artworks of cardboard weaving for their art elements and principles of organization.  In this cardboard weaving lesson, student create their own and compare artworks of the past and present. Students self evaluate...
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Rhythm and Art: Elements of Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discover the three elements of art. In this visual arts lesson, students examine line, shape, and color of works by Torres-Garcia and Picasso. Young scholars then identify the elements of art in works by other artists.
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Hats Off to Color

For Teachers K - 4th
Students investigate primary and secondary colors. In this art lesson, students mix primary paint colors to develop secondary colors. Students identify each color they created.