Students will discuss wildlife - both plants and animals. They will go outdoors and sketch animals and plants. They will analyze a still-life painting, Vase of Flowers by Jan van Huysum. Students will collaborate to make a large collaged still-life.
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 the Pilgrim Flask, identifying that grotesque designs include both ugly and beautiful elements. They will sketch a design of the pilgrim bottle using pencils and a blue crayon. Students will work in groups to create a grotesque door panel that includes symmetry. They will analyze a grotesque poem and compose a contradiction poem.
Students will explore the history of quilts, uses of quilts, and quilt block patterns. They will create a pattern for a collage quilt block. Each student will complete one block to be used in the class quilt.
Students will identify and draw foreground, middle ground, and background with varying textures. They will use water-soluble pencils to create atmospheric effects. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will collaborate to compile a list of adjectives describing a hero/heroine. After analyzing Brook Watson's crest, they will design a coat of arms using personal symbols.
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 review attributes of colors. They will explore different pigments and create two different color wheels. Students will paint self-portraits based on selfies taken in class.
Students will analyze a variety of artwork. They will make a list of problems and solutions to creating artwork. Working in pairs, students will collaborate to create a piece of art.
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 view three small groups of still-life objects. They will draw at least two objects and use warm colors to create dominance for one object. Students will compare their art with classmates' art. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will identify elements of music in orchestral program music. They will create a mural inspired by orchestral music.
Students will create scribble art. They will use three colors to fill the space between the lines. Students will compare and contrast each work.