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#1: Why are Flamingos Pink?
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In this Wonder of the DayR, we learn about why flamingos are pink. Students have the opportunity to explore the Wonder either as a class or individually. With suggestions for different age groups, Wonder #1 has an activity to engage students with drawing, writing description, or both. 

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Visual Arts
Culinary Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Wendee Mullikin
Date Added:
11/22/2019
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In this Wonder of the DayR, we learn about why flamingos are pink. Students have the opportunity to explore the Wonder either as a class or individually. With suggestions for different age groups, Wonder #1 has an activity to engage students with drawing, writing description, or both. 

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Visual Arts
Culinary Arts
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
Julie Tastad
Date Added:
07/23/2020
21st Century Queer Fashion Brands
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In the early part of the 21st century, several LGBTQIA+ focused clothing brands emerged on the market. The purpose of this project is to document the history of each brand using the oral history method. We conducted oral histories with 24 brands with questions ranging from their own personal histories to how and why they started the brand. We are interested in the lives of the individuals who founded the brands in addition to the entire story of each brand from idea development to today so that way these stories can be a documented as an important part of fashion and retail history. We purposefully make these oral history transcripts available to the community in order to move research beyond the walls of the academy and make knowledge accessible to everyone.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Iowa State University
Author:
Dana Goodin
Kelly L. Reddy-Best
Kyra Streck
Date Added:
08/26/2021
360 Essentials: A Beginner's Guide to Immersive Video Storytelling
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Our objective with this resource is to walk you through the essential steps in creating compelling and engaging 360 video experiences. While some prior experience with photography or videography can help, the technology available now gives anybody the ability to produce this type of amazing content.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Ryerson University
Author:
Adrian Ma
Gary Gould
Joshua Cameron
Date Added:
06/08/2021
8th Grade Color Wheel- Kimberly Barent/Hannah Conner
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Lesson PlanDate: 1/16/18                                Grade Level: 8Concept: Color Wheel  Objectives:Students will demonstrate knowledge of color wheel in pairs by receiving 10/10 points on an assignment at the end of lesson.Introduction: Utilize prior knowledge of primary and secondary colors to incorporate new concepts of complementary colors. Motivational Device- Red dot on white board, introduction to complementary colorsVocabulary: Primary, secondary, complementary, cool and warm colors, and ROY G BIV.Body of Lesson: Ask student’s favorite color to transition into previous knowledge primary and secondary colors. Relate favorite colors or colors around the room to the color wheel and explain primary and secondary color relationships. Use red dot optical illusion to introduce complementary colors (motivational device).  Introduce color wheel assignment (worksheet). Accommodations/Modifications: ADHD- Allow student(s) to stand or sit on exercise ball while working.  Multiple Intelligence(s) Addressed: Linguistic- Provide alternate activity.Assessment: Color wheel assignment. Materials: Red paper, colored pencils, color wheel example, blank assessment Standards: HSE.MS.8.18- Understand Color Theory  

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Hannah Conner
Date Added:
01/23/2018
ART Bridges-Hildegard Center: Emotion Painting
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Andrea Mulder-Slater (creator of www.KinderArt.com ) designed this lesson to be
used with children ages 5 and older. However, this lesson can be easily adapted to
work with individuals of all ages as a way of identifying and expressing emotions.
Participants will gain an understanding of how much of a role emotion plays in
art-making as they create paintings based on feelings.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Graphic Arts
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/06/2019
Aboriginal Hand Prints
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Aboriginal Hand Print
(art + history; art + social studies)
"One old man in Arnhem Land remembered being carried as a child on his father's shoulders as his father climbed up a log leaning against a rock wall. His father then sprayed his hand with red ochre against the rock, leaving a stencil he could still recognize many years later. The main function of the stencils was to record people's presence and association with a site." — Aboriginal Art Online

The stenciled hand print and aboriginal style drawings help children to relate to the man from the Australian Aboriginal Culture stated above, while helping them to understand the use of line in art. A black paper with white splattered paint was used, but white paper with red (ochre) splattered paint would make a nice impression also. Construction paper crayons make bright, bold, linear designs around the hand stencil.

Grade Levels K-4

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Dorann Avey
Date Added:
08/22/2019
Adobe Illustrator - Introduction and Setup
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Setup of Adobe Illustrator and page setup including page settings, grid settings, rulers, setting origin points, tools and other items necessary to set up an Illustrator document.

5:14 minutes long.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Author:
Al Votis
Date Added:
06/26/2014
Aesop and Ananse: Animal Fables and Trickster Tales
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In this unit, students will become familiar with fables and trickster tales from different cultural traditions and will see how stories change when transferred orally between generations and cultures. They will learn how both types of folktales employ various animals in different ways to portray human strengths and weaknesses and to pass down wisdom from one generation to the next. Use the following lessons to introduce students to world folklore and to explore how folktales convey the perspectives of different world cultures.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Visual Arts
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Author:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
12/05/2011
Albrecht Dürer, Self-Portrait (1500)
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In this art history video discussion Beth Harris and Steven Zucker look at Albrecht Durer's "Self-Portrait, 1500." (Alte Pinakothek, Munich).

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris Ph.D.
Steven Zucker Ph.D.
Date Added:
12/20/2012
All About Alliteration: Responding to Literature Through a Poetry Link
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Studied students stupefy! Students learn about alliteration by listening to an alliterative read-aloud and apply the knowledge they gain to the creation of their own poem and illustration.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/25/2013
All I Want to Do Is Dance, Dance, Dance!
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Students will observe dance movements depicted in a drawing and a painting. Partners will use simple lines to draw their partner's movements and paint dance costumes on the figures using various brushstrokes. Students will write a persuasive speech to the school superintendent explaining why they believe dance should be a regular part of the curriculum. They will then model dance movements for classmates in teams of four and recite their persuasive speech to the class.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Date Added:
05/22/2013
All in the Family
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Students will analyze and describe a painting depicting a family. They will discuss similarities and differences between the setting of the painting and where they live. Then students will create a sculpture of their family doing an activity together and also create a diorama of a room in their home.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Date Added:
05/22/2013
Altdorfer's The Battle of Issus
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In this art history video discussion Beth Harris and Steven Zucker examine Albrecht Altdorfer's "The Battle of Issus," 1529, oil on panel. Alte Pinokothek, Munich.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris and Steven Zucker
Date Added:
12/31/2012
American Symbols
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This resource was created by Sara Pittack, in collaboration with Lynn Bowder, as part of ESU2's Mastering the Arts project. This project is a four year initiative focused on integrating arts into the core curriculum through teacher education and experiential learning.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Arts ESU2
Date Added:
11/01/2021
Analyzing Symbolism, Plot, and Theme in Death and the Miser
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Students apply the analytical skills that they use when reading literature to an exploration of the underlying meaning and symbolism in Hieronymous Bosch's early Renaissance painting "Death and the Miser".

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Literature
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/25/2013
Analyzing Visual Text
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In this lesson Students individually consider a visual text and draw conclusions based on what they see. They write about their conclusions and explain the evidence used to make that determination. Students will be able to analyze a visual text. Students will be able to develop and support a claim about the visual text based on evidence found in the text.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
08/12/2013
Analyzing the Power and Responsibility of Media Makers in the Technology Classroom
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This unit is intended for students studying digital media production in the 10-12th grade. The purpose of the unit is to help students to learn from some of the positive uses and negative uses of media. In this unit students will study the use of media to manipulate people: propaganda, followed by the power of media to call people to action, and the potential for calls-to-action based on social and or digital media to have both positive and unintended negative consequences. The students will study media bias and some potential consequences of it. The students will then reflect on which types of societal consequences for posting their digital media would be unacceptable to them. Armed with this knowledge, they will create personal standards that will empower them as unaffiliated journalists to steer clear of undesired outcomes.

Subject:
Graphic Arts
Visual Arts
Journalism
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
Provider Set:
2019 Curriculum Units Volume I
Date Added:
08/01/2019
Annora Brown Postage Stamp
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This series of lessons provides an overview of what is a postage stamp and its history within Canada. Students then learn about the life and art of the Alberta artist Annora Brown. Nearly 200 of her wildflower paintings are held by the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.Once students know more about stamps and the art of Annora Brown, they may create their own postage stamps. Secondly, they learn about writing persuasive letters and are asked to write to the Canada Post Office requesting a series of stamps based on the wildflower paintings of Annora Brown.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Graphic Arts
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Connie Blomgren
Emily Metherel
Date Added:
11/01/2019
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Argument in Political Cartoons
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This lesson involves students exploring political cartoons and analyzing the argument being made.  Students will work in groups to build skills, then they will get an assignment to practice the skill on their own.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Communication
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Christa Galvin
Date Added:
02/18/2022
Art Appreciation
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This course is particularly focused on helping you develop visual literacy skills, but all the college courses you take are to some degree about information literacy. Visual literacy is really just a specialized type of information literacy. The skills you acquire in this course will help you become an effective researcher in other fields, as well.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
03/31/2016
Art Appreciation - Introduction to Art & Art Media
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This entry-level course is designed to help you gain a general appreciation for art as well as to help you develop a working vocabulary for the knowledgeable analysis of art based on the Visual Elements and the Principles of Design. The syllabus is included in the course and contains the course objectives, student learning outcomes, list of assignments and names of the course textbooks.

Subject:
Art History
Graphic Arts
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Syllabus
Textbook
Provider:
SkillsCommons
Author:
Kelly Joslin
Date Added:
01/20/2022
Art Appreciation Open Educational Resource
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The Art Appreciation course explores the world’s visual arts, focusing on the development of visual awareness, assessment, and appreciation by examining a variety of styles from various periods and cultures while emphasizing the development of a common visual language. The materials are meant to foster a broader understanding of the role of visual art in human culture and experience from the prehistoric through the contemporary.

This is an Open Educational Resource (OER), an openly licensed educational material designed to replace a traditional textbook. The course materials consist of 24 lessons each with a presentation, reading list, and/or sample assignment. For ease of adapting, materials are available as PDFs and Microsoft PowerPoint or Word documents.

Subject:
Art History
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Marie Porterfield Barry
Date Added:
01/30/2020
Art Appreciation and Techniques
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This course is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. It includes a brief study of art history and in depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative processes and thought. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: interpret examples of visual art using a five-step critical process that includes description, analysis, context, meaning, and judgment; identify and describe the elements and principles of art; use analytical skills to connect formal attributes of art with their meaning and expression; explain the role and effect of the visual arts in societies, history, and other world cultures; articulate the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic themes and issues that artists examine in their work; identify the processes and materials involved in art and architectural production; utilize information to locate, evaluate, and communicate information about visual art in its various forms. Note that this course is an alternative to the Saylor FoundationĺÎĺ_ĺĚĺ_s ARTH101A and has been developed through a partnership with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; the Saylor Foundation has modified some WSBCTC materials. This free course may be completed online at any time. (Art History 101B)

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
World Cultures
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/16/2012
Art Bridges - Hildegard Center: Fabric Bowls
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This lesson could be done with most adults and older kids. It is especially good for
elderly women, as many of them have fond memories of sewing and fabric crafts,
yet they can no longer do those crafts due to vision or fine motor impairments.
This project allows them to make something beautiful with fabric that doesn’t
involve any sewing.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/06/2019
Art Bridges - Hildegard Center: Family Tree
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Family Tree (art and character studies)
Children have many family members and pets and friends who are “honorary” family. Have students discuss their family and describe how they look. This project can hold lots of different people. The child needs to put themselves at the top of the tree.

This lesson can also be used for character or historical figures studies.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Art Club
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Art Club
By: Elizabeth Griggs - University of Nebraska-Lincoln Copyright 2018 by Elizabeth Griggs under Creative Commons Non-commercial License. Individuals and organizations may copy, reproduce, distribute, and perform this work and alter or remix this work for non-commercial purposes only

NEBRASKA HONORS PROGRAM CLC EXPANDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITY CLUBS INFORMATION SHEET:
Name of Club: Art Club

Age/Grade Level: K-5

Number of Attendees: (ideal number) 10

Goal of the Club: (learning objectives/outcomes) The goal of this art club is to introduce students to various painting techniques.

Resources: (Information for club provided by) Information for my club was obtained from my previous experience at an art studio.

Content Areas: (check all that apply)

☒ Arts (Visual, Music, Theater & Performance)
☐ Literacy
☐ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
☐ Social Studies
☐ Wellness (Physical Education, Health, Nutrition & Character Education)
Outputs or final products: (Does the club have a final product/project to showcase to community?) The final products included many paintings, including a grass landscape, watercolor paintings, an abstract piece and a Halloween inspired piece created by the attendees.

Introducing your Club/Activities: This club is designed for those students who enjoy being creative and learning various painting techniques.

General Directions: Have fun and allow students to use their creativity to paint works of art. Be flexible as students will put their own spin on the planned projects.

Tips/Tricks: Students enjoyed having free time to paint whatever they wanted. It is most successful when few instructions were given, and students got to decide what to add to the paintings. It is recommended that the club is carried out by two or more leaders.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/27/2019
Art Frees the Soul: Sixth Street Photography Workshop
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SPARK follows photographers from the Sixth Street Photography Workshop as they take pictures of their lives and ideas in some of San Francisco's most depressed neighborhoods. This Educator Guide is about the history of photography.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
KQED Education
Provider Set:
KQED Education Network
Date Added:
07/07/2004
Art Lesson Plans for a Joan Miro Drawing
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ART BRIDGES: Lesson Plans for
Enrichment, Growth and Healing

Art Lesson Plans for a Joan Miro Drawing

Objectives:
• To introduce a famous Italian artist to the students.
• To teach the art element of “Line”
• To teach the art element of “Balance”
• To practice using these elements in creating a work of art

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/20/2019
The Art and Depiction of Dance (Intermediate Level)
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Students will learn about axial movements and locomotor movements by discussing dancers depicted in a drawing and photograph. They will then practice combining axial and locomotor movements. They will describe how artists depict a dancer's motion in drawing and photography. They will also analyze how an artist creates movement and emphasis through contrast, composition, and leading lines, and then experiment with photography to capture motion in dance.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Date Added:
05/22/2013
Art and Ecology
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Artists are often particularly keen observers and precise recorders of the physical conditions of the natural world. As a result, paintings can be good resources for learning about ecology. Teachers can use this lesson to examine with students the interrelationship of geography, natural resources, and climate and their effects on daily life. It also addresses the roles students can take in caring for the environment. Students will look at paintings that represent cool temperate, warm temperate, and tropical climates.
In this lesson students will: Identify natural resources found in particular geographic areas; Discuss ways in which climate, natural resources, and geography affect daily life; Apply critical-thinking skills to consider the various choices artists have made in their representations of the natural world; Make personal connections to the theme by discussing ways they can be environmental stewards; Identify natural resources found in particular geographic areas; Discuss ways in which climate, natural resources, and geography affect daily life; Apply critical-thinking skills to consider the various choices artists have made in their representations of the natural world; Make personal connections to the theme by discussing ways they can be environmental stewards.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
Ecology
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Artistic Elements: Exploring Art Through Descriptive Writing
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Paint a vivid picture in your reader's mind with good descriptive writing! Artwork provides the perfect starting point for practicing descriptive writing that conveys color, shape, line, and mood.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/25/2013
Artistic Expression of Original Research Course Curriculum
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Grade level: graduate students, advanced undergrads, persons with analyzed research results

Course length: 1 semester, 4-6 months

Objective: This course empowers scientists to engage with their own data, each other, and the public through art. Through collective brainstorming, prototyping, and feedback from professional artists, students will create a project that expresses their own research through any artistic medium of their choice. The course typically culminates in a public art exhibition where students interact with a general audience to discuss their research, art, and what it means to be a scientist.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Graphic Design
Life Science
Biology
Physical Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Peter Marting
Date Added:
07/25/2018
Artistic Practices and Techniques from Europe and North America Favoring Social Cohesion and Peace
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This booklet about teaching through art education integrates topics such as peace, tolerance and interpersonal communication as well the treatment of psychological aspects in a post conflict environment through creativity and artistic language.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
United Nations
Provider Set:
UNESCO
Date Added:
02/16/2011