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356 reviewed resources for Participating in Visual Arts

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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...
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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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Light in Painting

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How do painters use and manipulate light in their artwork to give emphasis and establish mood and emotion? Pupils will analyze a few examples of landscape and portrait painting in order to explore the how light is used in art, and will...
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Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: The Self in the Other's Image: Portraiture and Identity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Art, identity, and an imaginary community, three components that should make for an interesting lesson. Critical thinkers explore and evaluate the work of contemporary artist, Elizabeth Peyton. They discuss her use of subject and art to...
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Sea-ing More Clearly

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Explore works of art with your class by engaging them in a variety of artistic activities including papier-mache sculpture, poetry, performance, and more. After viewing and discussing four paintings of the sea by Robert Harris, learners...
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The Art of Furniture: Decorations Inspired by Nature

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
What inspires furniture designers? As learners of all ages view examples of woodworking used in French and American furniture, they discuss woodworkers' techniques and inspirations. They identify techniques such as veneering and...
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Lesson: Differing World Views: Human and Animals

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Kids challenge their understanding of the world around them and consider the impact man has on the environment and animal life. They examine a Tlingit piece, read two Tlingit stories about man and animals, then participate in a research...
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Movement And Rhythm In Modern Art

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students gather around the three selected paintings. The teacher guide students in looking at different elements of the paintings and help students make the connections between the visual art and movement skills.
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Artists Teach Us to See the World through Visual Symbols

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders analyze a biographical piece of art by Raymond Saunders. They identify shapes, symbols, and lines that are used, and how the piece relates to the artist's life and modern society. They design and create an original piece of...
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Discovering Art: The Shape of Art

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students visit a museum and examine works of art for use of shape. They use tracings to experiment with drawing different types of shapes and write about a favorite work of art.
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Art: 1950s Art

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore art of the 1950s. In this art history lesson, students examine works by Kofman, Groky, deKooning, Indiana, Hamilson, and Warhol as they identify the attributes of Abstract Impressionism and pop art. Students sketch...
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Tissue Painting

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Let's make colors! Your class will participate in a creative art project that introduces them to the concept of color blending and allows them to discover color combinations through exploration, trail, and error. First, the teacher will...
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Street Art Project

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Illuminate your playground with chaulk images. Young aratists use the web to research the work of Keith Haring. Groups then design their own piece of visual art and recreate their images on the school sidewalks of blacktop.
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1920's and 1930's Visual Literacy Pre-Assessment

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders practice their visual literacy skills. In this visual arts instructional activity, 10th graders examine digital images from the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian. Students then analyze the artistic images and discuss...
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Shaping Ideas: Symbolism in Sculpture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students critique the symbolic structures created by other students. In this visual arts lesson, students display completed sculptures and drawings. Students analyze the symbolic elements in each others work, relate their art to Getty's...
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Finding the Animals: A Visual Exploration of Art

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners participate in a “thirty-second look,” followed by a class discussion about Jan Brueghel’s painting The Entry of the Animals into Noah’s Ark. In this visual arts lesson plan, observers study the painting then use descriptive...
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Visual Arts

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders participate in three visual arts lessons in this unit. They analyze the patterns of quilts, study the life and work of Rosa Bonheur and Edward Hicks.
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Jazz in America Lesson Plan 7

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The student will explore free jazz, fusion, and contemporary jazz. They will listen to avant garde, fusion, and pop recordings. In addition, they participate in a class discussion regarding jazz's contribution to and reflection of...
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Community Arts Showcase

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewAn art showcase encourages class members to explore the themes of social justice and tolerance. They create an original artwork, engage in group discussions, and journal writing. The art gallery also provides a chance for families and...
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Diego Rivera: Art as the Universal Language

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze the work of Diego Rivera. They participate in a class discussion, critique various paintings, write a short story based on a Rivera mural, and create a class mural.
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Flag Gate

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students analyze the folk art 'Flag Gate' and complete analysis activities it. In this art analysis lesson, students complete analysis of the folk art using the careful looking questions, discussion questions, and context questions....
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Conserving Water Through Art!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Having fresh, clean drinking water is a privilege many people take for granted. Help raise awareness about the scarcity of water and the importance of conservation by discussing different ways water is used in everyday life. Brainstorm...
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Pivotal Perspectives

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine perspectives regarding art. For this art interpretation lesson, students participate in a Socratic seminar based on their analyses of Javier Marin's work that revolves around assimilation and indigenous cultures.
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Building Healthy Relationships

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine relationships through art. In this art interpretation lesson, students analyze the sculpture titled "Engagement," and participate in a trust activity.