Students will identify the four oceans using a globe. They will sing the Oceans song and listen to Claude Debussy's Le Mer. Students will use watercolors to show their emotional response to the music. They will identify the dynamics of the music and use those terms to describe the oceans.
Students will explore and identify collages. They will use magazine pages, cards, etc to create their own collage. Using art vocabulary, they will write an "artist statement."
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 listen to Ludwig van Beethoven's 5th Symphony and write a descriptive essay about how the music influenced them. They will create watercolor artwork while listening to the music.
Students will name colors and identify complementary colors using a color wheel. They will cut organic and geometric shapes and make a collage. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will analyze shapes, objects, and textures in still-life paintings. They will draw exaggerated shapes and lines. They will cut shapes from the textural drawings and make a collage. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will collaborate to choose sketches to use as a template for a wire sculpture. They will use wire to create a three-dimensional human form. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will analyze characters in paintings. They will imagine a character and make a sketch of it. They will make a monotype or an oil pastel drawing of the character. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will make a preliminary drawing of a scene of their choice. They will enlarge one object to create attention. They will use watercolor pencils to create a final drawing. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will analyze a still-life photograph. They will gather objects with a variety of shapes and textures to produce a still-life piece. They will arrange the objects for balance and experiment with light sources. They will sketch their design and then photograph the items. They will compose a descriptive poem about their still-life photograph.
Students will analyze A Storm on the Mediterranean Coast and A Calm at a Mediterranean Port by Claude-Joseph Vernet. They will choose to paint a stormy or calm landscape. They will use colored pencils to draw objects in the foreground and middle ground. They will use watercolors to paint the sky.
Students will collect mementos and pictures that are meaningful to them. They will use these pictures, magazine pictures, and/or scrap pieces of paper to create a collage.
Students will analyze resist paintings. They will use oil pastels to draw a vase, stems, and flowers. They will use watercolors to create the resist wash filling all empty space with color.
Students will analyze different artwork to identify texture. They will use different media and tools to create various textures.
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.