Shape and Form in Art

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This Shape and Form in Art activity also includes:

Introduce youngsters to the important role shape and form play in art with this extensive collection of activities and projects. From teaching first graders how to create mandalas to engaging third and fourth graders in the design of papier-mache masks, a wide range of ideas are offered that will engage elementary students of all ages in deepening their understanding of art.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Integrate these activities into the art programs across the elementary grade levels
  • Use some of these activities to create cross-curricular lessons that bring together the subjects of math and art
  • Prior to performing each activity, investigate as a class similar art forms found in other cultures
Classroom Considerations
  • A variety of different materials are required for these art projects, some of which may need to be purchased or prepared by the teacher
  • A glossary with definitions of key art vocabulary is included with the resource
  • Art activities are organized by grade level
  • A list of additional art books and online resources is provided
  • A paragraph-long description is provided for each art activity, but clear sets of step-by-step instructions are not offered