Title: Literary Graffiti with poetry
Students will read and analyze a poem by creating Literary Graffiti in cooperative learning groups.
Title: A Child's Dream
Students will be assigned a class book or given the option to select their favorite childhood tale. They will be asked to create an illustration using gouache and wood. The final result should be in the tone of the story and full of imagination.
Standard(s): [AED] VA2 (7-12) 1: Create works of art with a variety of visual relationships.
Title: Screenprint & Poetry
Students will create a design based on a work of poetry. They will visually represent the concept of the poem or a critical portion of the poem in a screenprinted design.
Standard(s): [AED] VA3 (7-12) 8: Compare modes of artistic expression used in art and other academic disciplines.
Title: Altering Reality
Students will take digital photos. Photos will be printed on a toner-based basic black and white laser printer. Students will take images and alter them to create a new and exciting visual experience.
Standard(s): [AED] VA2 (7-12) 2: Produce works of art using a variety of techniques.
Title: Suminagashi Self Portrait
Suminagashi is the perfect backdrop for a self portrait. Using contour, color, and the dynamics of movement students can uniquely represent themselves both through realistic and abstract imagery.
The word “Suminagashi” translates literally as “spilled ink.” Centuries before the art of marbleizing papers was practiced in Western cultures, Japanese craftsmen created patterns by floating ink on the surface of water and transferring it to a sheet of paper. Because the nature of water is ever-changing and constantly moving, Suminagashi printers are viewed as great masters of control. Each mono-print is like a fingerprint — unique and unreproducible.
Standard(s): [AED] VA3 (7-12) 1: Create works of art that communicate specific concepts, emotions, and intentions.
Title: Printing Your Own Money
Art teachers know how fun block printmaking is for students. Once you have your original block cut and ready to go, replicating your art work multiple times is fun and easy. Turn this beautiful art making technique into a classroom fundraiser this holiday season!
Standard(s): [AED] VA (0) 1: Use selected materials to produce works of art.
Title: STOP Motion Animation is a GO
STOP Motion Animation is a GO is a hands-on technology-based project that can be interdisciplinary connecting to science, math, history, literature, or another arts area depending on the theme selected by the instructor. Students create a moving visual story that can be a work of art, a teaching tool, or an entertaining analysis of material learned.
Standard(s): [AV] AV22 (9-12) 10: Apply technology in the production of films.
Title: The Making of an Art Scavenger Hunt: Artists and their Styles
In this lesson students will become familiar with the Internet, artists, and a major art movement by creating an online art scavenger hunt for classmates to explore.
Standard(s): [AED] VA1 (7-12) 10: Utilize specialized terminology from art history, aesthetics, criticism, and production in discussions of works of art.
Title: Expressionism: What’s the deal with these strange colors?
The students will gain a good understanding of the history of Expressionism painting and its use of color and paint application to establish an “emotional feel”. They will use this knowledge to create their own expressionistic oil painting.
Standard(s): [AED] VA4 (7-12) 6: Interpret expressive intentions and purposes in selected works of art based on intrinsic and extrinsic conditions.
Title: Cosmic Oranges: Observation and Inquiry Through Descriptive Writing and Art
Students will eat up this lesson about oranges as they practice the skills that help them investigate and make detailed observations for descriptive purposes.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 40: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. [L.8.5]
Title: Tornadoes of 2011: Birmingham Edition
The students and community of Birmingham, Alabama and in particular Wilkerson Middle School were affected by the vicious storms that raged through Alabama at the end of April. The students of Wilkerson Middle School needed an outlet for their feelings of fear, anger, sadness, and confusion. This podcast provided them with not only that outlet, but also an opportunity to express themselves in regards to their safety, and the survival of their community. As the comments are sometimes off the cuff and completely child created, there is no transcript, only the mention of the student's names. Standard(s):
[SS2010] GEOG (7) 10: Explain how human systems develop in response to physical environmental conditions.