Students will analyze Edmund Teske's photographs that use montages and double exposures. Using a 35mm camera, students will create double exposure photographs. Students will take pictures of landscapes, the teacher will rewind the film, and students will then take classmates' pictures on the same roll of film. Students will cut printed photographs in half and draw the other half of their faces using colored pencils. They will compose a diamonte poem based on their artwork.
Students will explore ancient Roman history. They will discuss and analyze different stories and images of statues. They will create a statue and write a narrative about the sculpture.
Students will analyze a small corner of a painting, focusing on color, line, shape, mood, and imagery. They will each be given a small portion of the larger painting. They will sketch their portion after analyzing it. Finally, students will put their sketches together like a puzzle to form the entire painting.
Students will study and analyze the works of Tom Rollins. They will be given a page from a discarded book, read the page, and write a one sentence summary. They will create a found word poem, trace around the words, draw a picture to enhance the poem, and color in the drawing. They will mount the page and draw a border around it. Finally, they will compare their work to Tom Rollins' pieces.
Students will review 19th Century American Landscape Styles and the Hudson River Painters. They will identify the use of light and shadows. They will draw a basic sketch of a landscape, begin with a light wash with tempera cakes, fill in darker colors with watercolor crayons, and add details with acrylic paint.
Students will identify why rainsticks are used, how they are made, and who made them. They will make and decorate an imitation rainstick.
Students will analyze examples of Gustav Klimt's artwork. They will do a gesture sketch of a model and use characteristics of Klimt's background techniques to complete the portrait.
Students will listen to Ludwig van Beethoven's 6th Symphony. They will identify the imagery portrayed by the music. They will use oil pastel crayons to create a visual representation of the music.
Students will write their name using large stick letters. They will fill in negative space with lines, patterns, or color.
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 identify tertiary colors. They will mix colors to make secondary and tertiary colors. They will use tertiary colors to paint an object that appears three-dimensional. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will identify and draw landscape elements for the foreground, middle ground, and background. They will use a stylus to make a scratchboard landscape drawing. They will compose a story about a journey through their landscape. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will list personality traits, choose a trait, and draw a symbol to represent it. Students will use oil pastels to draw patterns and lines to create negative space around the symbol. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will observe dance movements in drawings and paintings. Students will work in pairs and do simple gesture drawings of their partner in a dance pose. They will choose a sketch to make a new drawing and paint it with watercolors. They will write a persuasive essay discussing the importance of dance in schools. Students will work in groups to choreograph a short dance.
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 photograph and photo collage of the Pearblossom Highway. They will define and identify linear perspective, horizon line, and vanishing point. They will draw a road through a desert landscape using one-point perspective. They will complete the landscape using colored pencils.
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 analyze Jacques-Louis David's painting The Sisters Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte. They will compose a fairy tale based on the painting. They will illustrate a scene from their original fairy tale.
Students will discuss fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen. They will sketch a character from one of the fairy tales. They will create a portrait using colored pencils, crayons, pastels, or watercolors.
Students will explore the history and art of masks. They will decorate their own mask using a variety of materials. They will display their mask and discuss art elements included in the design.
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.
Students will analyze different types of shapes in Beasts of the Sea by Henri Matisse. They will create a paper collage using geometric and natural shapes.
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 the Astor Chinese Garden Court. They will draw a picture of a landscape.
Students will compare and contrast guls from Arabatchi and Salor tribes. They will create a quartered medallion for a group they belong to - family, sport, club. Once complete, students will analyze the medallions and form groups based on similarities.
Students will analyze the painting, Person in the Presence of Nature, by Joan Miró. They will create a creature that could live in the landscape in the painting.
Students will draw different poses in different sizes. They will draw small figures for background and larger figures for foreground. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will draw vertical, horizontal, and radial lines repeating parallel, perpendicular, and angle lines. They will create a collage of found materials following the drawn lines. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will compare and contrast two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. They will construct a sculpture using chosen geometric shapes. Class will discuss ways to display full-size sculptures. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will analyze the painting, Cakes, by Wayne Theibaud. They will practice fractions and paint a decorated cake.