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52 resources with the keyterm principles of design

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Drawing Portraits Using a Grid

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A well-developed art lesson is always great to have around. This lesson on portrait drawing includes a full procedure, modifications, background information on artist Chuck Close, recommended websites, and a few thoughts from the...
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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 students describe elements of art in pieces of artwork. They analyze the weather and seasons in the artwork. The students use paper,...
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Transformation

For Teachers K - 3rd
Create colorful cool or warm butterflies with simple materials. Class members draw their designs, spray the marker to diffuse the colors, and attach pipe cleaners to form the shape of a butterfly with antennae. Individuals must be able...
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Home Sweet Home

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

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Tropical fish are a great subject for any art project, they are colorful, interesting, and can go along with under water themed stories read in class, learner written narratives, or Marine Biology units. This set of instructions will...
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How to Draw Caricatures

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Caricature drawing is fun, and can help learners explore the principle of design and content specific vocabulary. They view a video and books that use character drawings, discuss vocabulary such as exaggeration, proportion, and symmetry,...
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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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Mexican Metal Tooling

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Metal work can be a wonderful way to expose learners to Mexican folk art. This resource provides all the necessary steps for creating Mexican metal tooling with your art class. Images, web links, recommended books and products make...
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CREATIVE PRINCIPLES

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Jr. high learners review the basic principles of design (balance, unity, movement, rhythm, pattern, contrast and emphasis) by watching a video by Gerald Brommer. Then they provide "aerobic exercise" for the right side of their brains by...
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Studio Art Lessons Based on Latin American Arts

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Study three of the basic principles of design: l) designs should create a rhythmic pattern made up of related shapes, 2) colors should be repeated so as to not force the eye to remain with a single part of the composition, and 3) a...
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Minimal Animals

For Teachers K - 8th
Have fun creating imaginary creatures with this symmetry lesson plan! Your class will paint one half of their imaginary creature, fold their paper in half, which will result in a symmetrical figure. What a great art project to combine...
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I'm Gonna Make it Shine

For Teachers K - 5th
Students examine visual qualities of art. In this visual qualities instructional activity, students work in groups to categorize the shiny characteristics of objects. Students create a collage that shows their favorite shiny materials....
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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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Personal Narrative Still Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners investigate the Realism movement. In this Realism art movement lesson, students explore the movement and evaluate the elements of still life painting. Learners compare the Realism movement to other 19th century art movements.
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Principles of Design

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study the principles of design by viewing a PowerPoint presentation and then find examples of those principles in magazines. They look through magazines or sketch clothing that exhibit the principles of design and show their...
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Principles of Design - Picture Assignment

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students identify, explain and use the basic principles of design. They find a large, clear picture depicting each of the different principles of design and write a complete sentence describing where they see each of the principles of...
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Elements and Principles Using a Movie

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the elements and principles that appear in an illustration of a room and explain each concept in writing. They watch this movie identifying each of the elements and principles of design portrayed in the interiors of...
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Beginning Weaving on a Cardboard Loom

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars create examples of weaving techniques. They create a sampler that demonstrates tive different techniques. Students use colors, textures, and motifs with personal or cultural significance using a variety of materials.
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Wading through the Web

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students evaluate Web design. In this journalism lesson, students examine the attributes of selected Web sites and then design their own online newspaper by using the principles of design they discuss in this lesson.
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Proportion Flattering the Figure

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students identify how to create a flattering figure and demonstrate their knowledge through a portfolio page. They create a professional fashion presentation incorporating the principles and elements of design, explain each in writing,...
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September Gale T-Shirts

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Focus on the principles of design with a wearable landscape art project. The plan provides definitions to share and art to examine. After students have a grasp of the principles, they draw a scene to eventually transfer onto a T-shirt....