Students will begin by describing how humans change their environment in order to provide for their needs. Students will watch a video clip that explains how several forest animals alter their habitats, and then explain how other animals might change their environment in order to survive. At the conclusion of the lesson, students will create a drawing that illustrates how an animal may alter their environment to provide for its needs.
This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.
Students will learn about Vincent Van Gogh and his style of painting. Students will use the see-think-wonder strategy to analyze the artwork. Students will create a sunflower painting using the pointillism style of Van Gogh.
This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.
Students will use what they have learned about recycling and reusing to complete this STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) activity. Students will use recycled items to create something new.
Students will use their knowledge of the parts of a plant to discuss what a plant needs to survive. Students will manipulate their three-dimensional plant to show the importance of all the parts of a plant. Students will use a variety of materials to create their 3D model. Examples of materials include pipe cleaners, paper towel rolls, paper, tissue paper, play dough, clay, etc.
Students will discuss how animals camouflage and the reasons why animals use camouflage in the wild. They will analyze A Hare in the Forest by Hans Hoffman. They will find animals that are camouflaged in the painting. Students will draw an animal that uses camouflage. They will create a crayon resist and use watercolors to fill their piece.
Students will analyze decorated letters from illuminated manuscripts. They will create a paper collage using an outline of a letter. They will draw an animal that begins with the same letter. Images will be compiled to create a class alphabet book.
Students will measure space and furniture using their feet. They will analyze Bed (Lit à la Turque) by Jean-Baptiste Tilliard. At home, students will sketch their bed and measure it with their feet. In class, the students will compare and contrast the size of their bed with Bed (Lit à la Polonaise).
Students will use shapes (rectangle, square, circle, oval, triangle) to create a robot. They will color and add details to their robot. They will draw a foreground, background, and write a sentence describing what the robot was made to do.
Students will view examples of ducks in their natural habitat. They will use the pinch-pull clay technique to create a duck decoy. They will paint the decoy and create a habitat.
Students will identify tempo and dynamics in Mozart's “Ah vous dirai-je, maman.” They will analyze van Gogh's Starry Night and identify lines and colors. They will discuss the night sky, stars, and constellations. Students will respond to music through scarves. They will create their own Starry Night interpretation.
Students will listen to each selection from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. They will identify the tempo and dynamics. They will move to the music and draw a picture of each animal. They will identify their favorite piece and write a sentence about it.
The article includes seven activities to practice mixing colors - glazing lines, transparent shape diagrams, color bias color wheels, washable markers drips, watercolor pencil layering, monochromatic layers, and color mixing chart.
Students will use watercolors to paint straight and curved lines. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will identify curved and straight lines in letters. They will use straight and curved lines to draw letters in their artwork. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will create straight, curved, and zigzag lines using a variety of materials. They will describe the art they are creating. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will use circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles to create an animal character. They will add details with colored pencils. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will identify basic straight-sided shapes like rectangle, triangle, and square. They will cut straight-sided shapes and use them to make a collage. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will make imprints in a clay tile using a variety of textures. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will identify primary colors on a color wheel. They will select red, yellow, and blue from a box of oil pastels. They will paint a picture of a room in their house. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will mix two primary colors to create a secondary color. They will create a pattern of shapes and make a monoprint. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will identify visual and auditory patterns. They will create a stamp using a block and adhesive foam. They will make a pattern using the stamp and paint. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will identify adjectives in the book Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley. They will choose an adjective and a shape to create an adjective monster using construction paper and chalk/crayon. They will create features using paper sculpture techniques.
Students will echo sing the lyrics from the book Over in the Jungle by Marianne Berkes. They will brainstorm different habitats and animals. They will use clay to create an animal from one of the habitats. The teacher will photograph the animals and make a presentation for the class.
Students will view and describe two cyanotypes. The class will write a poem describing an object in nature. Students will create a balanced composition using found objects from nature on NaturePrint Paper. They will write a cinquain poem to describe their composition.
Students will review colors, shapes, and lines. They will analyze the painting, Irises, by Vincent van Gogh. They will draw flowers using crayons. They will create a crayon-resist using green and blue watercolors.
Students will analyze Python Killing a Gnu by Antoine-Louis Barye. They will identify a sculpture as three-dimensional. They will explore creating different textures in modeling clay. They will make a snake with the clay. They will create a three-dimensional setting for their snake.
Students will analyze Chandelier by Gérard-Jean Galle. They will make a papier-mâché hot air balloon sculpture. They will decorate the ballon by making patterns using shapes, paint, drawings, or stickers.
Students will listen to the story Mouse Paint by Ellen Stohl Walsh while they mix primary colors. They will discuss how different colors make us feel different emotions. They will listen to Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons. They will discuss how music makes us feel different moods. They will illustrate each season while they listen.
Students will analyze music by describing the dynamics, pitch, and duration. They will move to show emotion in the music. They will use finger paints to express their emotion while listening to music.
NGAKids Art Zone is a free iPad app. It includes eight interactive activities, a sketchbook, and a personal exhibition space. The activities are designed for children to use independently.
Students will analyze a variety of artwork and identify things they see, taste, hear, smell, and touch. They will create still-life art based on a piece of real fruit. Finally, they will cut a shape from construction paper and look for real-life items that match the shape.
Students will analyze the sculpture, Spider, by Louise Bourgeois. They will build an animal sculpture using a lightweight wire.
Students will analyze Beasts of the Sea by Henri Matisse. They will create a piece of art using colored paper cut into different shapes.
Students will analyze the painting, Tropical Forest with Monkeys, by Henri Rousseau. Students will paint an imaginary jungle with animals.
Students will create paintings based on feelings. Students will review colors and lines. They will compare and contrast the paintings and identify different visual qualities.
In this learning activity, students learn about Puerto Rico and Puerto Rican culture by creating their own Carnival mask.
In this learning activity, students make their own Koinobori (fish kite). These kites were an important way of life for Japanese American children in internment camps during World War II.