This is an art activity to reinforce which materials allow light to pass through. This activity should be completed after teaching a lesson on opaque, translucent, and transparent. Students can complete this project individually, with a partner, or in a group.
This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.
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 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.
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 a variety of textiles (cord, ribbon, string) to create a collage using vertical and horizontal lines. They will measure the lines and balance the number and spacing of vertical and horizontal lines. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will use thick and thin lines to draw natural objects. They will describe the organic/biomorphic elements of each object. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will identify geometric and organic shapes. They will draw an organic shape and then draw a building around it using geometric shapes. Fill the geometric shapes with oil pastels, leaving the organic shape empty. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will identify textures in art. They will make rubbings of five different textures. Students will display their art and classmates will identify the surface of the rubbing. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will create a landscape collage with a dominant feature. They will use their rubbings and painted art from previous lessons. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will describe a family scene in a piece of art. They will use oil pastels to draw their family members. They will create an oil pastel resist and paint over their entire picture. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will identify examples of radial symmetry. They will practice making a radial design with a piece of paper. Then, they will trace lines on a styrofoam plate. Using the styrofoam plate and ink, they will make a print. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in on 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 the painting, Tropical Forest with Monkeys, by Henri Rousseau. Students will paint an imaginary jungle with animals.
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.