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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
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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
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Author:
Dorann Avey
Date Added:
08/22/2019
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
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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 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
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Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/20/2019
Father’s Day Ties
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Father’s Day Ties

Objectives:
The participants will:

1) Learn about the history of Father’s Day

2) Use the elements of color, line, symmetry and negative and positive spaces to create art

Audience:
This lesson is perfect for school children who wish to honor their fathers.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Feelings Mandala
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Feelings Mandala

A Copyrighted Activity Created by and Re-posted with Permission from
Kristina Marcelli Sargent
https://kristinamarcelli.wordpress.com

Objectives:
The participants will:
1. Be introduced to the art form of mandalas
2. Explore emotions and assign a color for each emotion
3. Reflect on their personal emotions and color in a mandala to represent the frequency of their emotions by using space and color

Audience:
Kristina designed this activity for children but it can easily be adapted to all ages. It is an excellent way for the participants to explore emotions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
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Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Gratitude Tree
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Gratitude Tree
A Copyrighted Activity Re-Posted with Permission from Gretchen Miller MA, ATR-BC, CTC-S www.gretchenmiller.wordpress.com

Objectives:
The participants will:

1. Reflect on the blessings they have in their lives

2. Create art elements using line, color and symmetry with nature as their inspiration

Audience:

This activity can be enjoyed by all age groups.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Hands in Action
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Hands in Action
A Lesson Inspired by the Teachings of Liz Shea-McCoy With a “Full-Body” Adaptation by Susan Brasch http://www.susanjbrasch.com Also included is a Link to the Copyrighted Dick Blick Lesson Plan Aboriginal Hand Prints www.dickblick.com which can also be found in this hub.

Objectives:
1. To Learn about the importance of hands

2. To identify the many uses of hands

3. To create art using hands (and other body parts) as both a vehicle and an inspiration

4. To incorporate the elements of color, pattern, line, symmetry and negative positive space into the creation of art

Audiences:
This lesson is appropriate for all ages and audiences but is ideal for elementary-aged children.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Helping Bereaved Children: 20 Activities for Processing Grief
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Helping Bereaved Children: 20 Activities for Processing Grief
Copyrighted Article Re-Posted with Permission from authors Brad A. Imhoff, Kaela Vance and Amberle Quackenbush of Ohio University Presented to the 2012 All Ohio Counselors Conference in Columbus, Ohio

http://www.allohiocc.org/Resources/Documents/AOCC%202012%20Session%2062.pdf

Subject:
Visual Arts
Education
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
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Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Holiday Arts!
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Holiday Arts!

Lessons Submitted by
Cathy Harrington, Marilyn Stadler and Donna Williams

Learning Opportunities:
In the USA one thing is certain—Americans love to celebrate their holidays! Decorating homes and communities, serving tables laden with holiday food and enjoying family/community activities all play a big role in celebrating the traditions, cultures and heritages that make up this great country

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Home Town Map
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Home Town Map
(art + social studies)
As basic as it seems, young children need to be taught to be observant and aware of their surroundings. This lesson plan helps children in grades K–3 pay more attention to the world around them as they travel back and forth between their homes and their schools. As they create maps of their route, they’ll learn about distance, signs, symbols, landmarks and other things that will reinforce the quickest — and safest — way for them to get to school and back home again. As their classroom teacher or art teacher, you can help your students identify familiar landmarks and create images that reinforce what they already know about their daily journey.

Older students can build more details into their maps, such as weather maps or treasure maps, as well as more complex legends, keys and measurements. Whatever the age of your students, you can help them make this exercise fun!

Both groups of students can take advantage of free city maps and state maps provided by the Department of Transportation and state agencies. Phone books also often include city maps and historical maps. Students will learn that map-making and map-reading can be fun as they trace rivers, parks and the world outside their home and school.

Grade Levels K-6

Note: instructions and materials based on a class of 25 students. Adjust as needed.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
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Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/21/2019
How to Create a Vision Board
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How to Create a Vision Board

A Copyrighted Activity Created by and Re-posted with Permission from
Louise Gale http://www.louisegale.com

Objectives:
The participants will:
1. Reflect on goals for themselves for a set point in the future
2. Use the art form of collage to manipulate materials and create artwork that symbolizes those goals and visions

Audiences:
This activity can be used by any age group. Counselors/therapists may adapt this activity for those who are battling depression, addiction, PTSD or other issues.

What is a Vision Board and Why is it Important?
A vision board is simply a board of any size which has pictures, words and other items collaged onto it. The purpose is to create a picture or vision of what you want to attract into your life—this could be where you’d like to visit or live, changes you’d like to make to your existing environment or life, or how you’d like to feel. Displaying your vision board where you will see it every day will help you “tune your brain”, similar to a radio signal, to remind yourself of the goals you have set as you go about your busy life! Visuals are powerful as they tap into your subconscious more than words. I really like to use a combination of visuals and words as the words will also help increase the emotional response. I usually keep my vision board in my bedroom so I wake up to it every day. Remember you don’t have to do this alone. You can invite your family and close friends to take part.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/21/2019
How to Set Up An Art Cart
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How to Set Up An Art Cart
A Copyrighted Article Re-posted with Permission from Shelley Klammer

http://www.expressiveartworkshops.com/how-to-start-your-own-art-program/how-to-set-up-an-art-cart/

The following is a list of items that you may want to use when setting up an art cart for institutional and medical settings such as hospitals and care homes. I work in a hospital setting with the older adults so I include a variety of pre- prepared projects on my cart, as well as materials for spontaneous art making. Some elders with dementia need a great deal of assistance and some like to paint within pre-drawn lines. Others prefer to work utterly spontaneously. Your art cart will look different than mine but I will share some of the materials and projects that I use with you here.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Illuminated Text
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Illuminated Text
Grades 5 -12
Objectives:

Students will gain an understanding of how books began to be produced and how information through the written word was passed on for centuries

Students will describe ways in which art supports literature through decoration and illustration to provide better comprehension and added value to the written word

Students will use principles of contrast, unity, movement and balance to provide artistic ornamentation to text

Students will have the experience of learning an ancient decorative gilding technique

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Illustrated Name Design “Ice Breaker”
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Illustrated Name Design “Ice Breaker”

A Lesson Submitted by
Marilyn Stadler

Objectives:
The participants will:
1. Use art and language to share information about each other’s interests, backgrounds, important life events, etc.
2. Create art using art elements and the letters in the participants’ names
3. Use the artwork as name plates for future

Audiences:
Suitable for all who have the ability to write their names.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Inside My Heart
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Inside My Heart
A Copyrighted Activity Created by and Re-posted with Permission from Kristina Marcelli Sargent http://kristinamarcelli.wordpress.com

Objectives:
The participants will:

1. Identify those people, animals, memories, etc. that they hold dear in their hearts

2. Use color and symbolism to show importance of those listed above in their lives

3. Reflect on their “heart” and acknowledge their feelings

Audience:
This activity was designed for children but could be helpful for any age of participant in recognizing those people (and other things) that have held importance in their lives.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Intergenerational Stories
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Intergenerational Stories
A Lesson Developed and Contributed by Christine Hennig, MA, LMHP, ATR With a Link to Copyrighted Dick Blick Lesson Plan “Home Town Map” www.DickBlick.com

Objectives (Elders):
1. To encourage reminiscence, which has been shown to be beneficial for elders

2. To increase feelings of self-worth by discovering that elders have interesting stories to tell about their lives

3. To increase feelings of self-worth by passing on their wisdom to young people

4. To brighten moods through contact with young people

Objectives (Children):
1. To bring history lessons they may have learned in school to life through contact with people who have “lived it”

2. To encourage respect for elders by discovering what they have lived through and learned from their experiences

3. To increase tolerance for disability and aging

Audiences:
This is a project to complete with a small group of elderly people plus a small group of school-aged children. It is recommended that you have group facilitators for both the elders and the children (i.e., at least two—one for the elders and one for the children). Elders should be high-functioning and be able to tell their stories. Elders with mild dementia, but still good long-term memories, can be involved if there is extra staff or volunteers available to work one-on-one with them and the children to encourage and guide.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Introducing the Art Form of Collage
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Introducing the Art Form of Collage

A Lesson Inspired by Artist and Teacher
Jean Martin

Objectives:
1. Share information about the art form of collage.
2. Create a simple collage.
3. Tell a story about the artist who creates the collage.

Audience:
This lesson would be suitable for all ages.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Kitchen Art Ideas
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Kitchen Art Ideas

With Lessons Inspired by the Teachings of
Jean Martin

Objectives:
The participants will “think outside the box” to:
1. Search for materials found in the kitchen than can be used in the art process
2. Create art using “unconventional” kitchen equipment, tools and materials

Audiences:
These activities can be enjoyed by all age groups. All that is required is a little imagination.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/20/2019
Making Masks and Tribes
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Making Masks and Tribes

An Activity Developed and Contributed by
Susan Brasch
http://www.susanjbrasch.com
Objectives:
The participants will:
1. Learn about the cultural significance of masks
2. Create masks to hang on the wall using design and art elements
3. Brainstorm to create their own “tribes” using the masks as a focal point

Audiences:
This activity can be enjoyed by all age groups but was used with middle-school and high school students.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Mardi Gras Masks
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Mardi Gras Masks

A Lesson Developed and Submitted by
Cathy Harrington and Marilyn Stadler

Objectives:
1. Introduce the art of mask making to the participants.
2. Review the art concepts of formal and informal balance and shape.
3. Celebrate Mardi Gras by creating masks using imagination and the materials provided.

Audiences:
Could be suitable for all ages to enjoy.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Memory Frame
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Memory Frame
A Lesson Developed and Contributed by Christine Hennig, MA, LMHP, ATR

Objectives:
1. To reminisce about pleasant memories

2. To create a beautiful image that reminds you of a pleasant memory

3. To increase feelings of competence and usefulness by creating something beautiful

4. To create feelings of enjoyment through exploration and combining attractive materials

Audiences:
Students and Adults of all ages

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
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Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Mona Lisa Fact or Fiction
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Mona Lisa Fact or Fiction

A Copyrighted Activity Re-Posted with Permission from
Cheryl Trowbridge
www.teachkidsart.net

Objectives:
The participants will be introduced to interesting facts surrounding the painting of the Mona Lisa

Audiences:
This lesson is perfect for anyone, regardless of age, who is interested in learning more about art and history. Use Cheryl’s wonderful plan with your group and consider using her format to explore other art, traditions, cultures, artists and subjects. We are all enriched when we are life-long learners.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/21/2019
My Story Collage
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My Story Collage

A Lesson Developed and Submitted by
Cathy Harrington and Marilyn Stadler

Objectives:
The participants will:
1. Collect mementoes, pictures and art elements that are important and meaningful to them
2. Utilize art elements and the art form of Collage to create art
3. Use language, written and oral, to share information about the art they have created
Audiences:
Would be suitable for ages elementary to senior citizens. Storytelling has wonderful healing power. When it is combined with Collage, it provides an avenue for the creation of personal art and gives a “voice” to the artist.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
My Story Quilt
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My Story Quilt
Lesson Submitted by Cathy Harrington and Marilyn Stadler With Links to Dick Blick Copyrighted Lesson Plans “Painted Story Quilt” “Quilt Block Collage” And “Paper Memory Quilt” www.DickBlick.com

Objectives:
The Participants will

1. Gain knowledge about quilting and the life and art of Faith Ringgold

2. Collect mementoes, pictures and art elements that are important and meaningful to them

3. Use art elements and the art form of Collage to create personal art

4. Use language, written and oral, to share information about the art they have created

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/27/2019
Name Tangles
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Name Tangles
A Copyrighted Activity Re-Posted with Permission from Cheryl Trowbridge
www.teachkidsart.net

Zentangle® is an art form developed by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. Zentangle®, per their website, www.zentangle.com, is “an easy to learn method for creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. Zentangles® are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art created through structured patterns. Creating a Zentangle® is known as tangling and a tangle is a single pattern. Visit Pinterest to see how to create a wide variety of patterns or consider purchasing one of several books available on the subject: Pattern Play: A Zentangle® Creativity Boost by Cris Letourneau, Zen Doodle: Tons of Tangles by Tonia Jenny, Drawing: Drawing Art for Beginners: Doodle Patterns and Shapes by Meredith Graham, Design Originals, Joy of Zentangle® by Marie Browning, and The Art of Zentangle®: 50 Inspiring Ideas for the Meditative Artist by Bremner, Brunell, and Raile.

Objectives:
The participants will:
1. Learn about the “doodling with purpose” art form known as Zentangle®
2. Incorporate the art elements of line, pattern, color and positive and negative space in creating art

Audiences:
This activity is suitable for any age. Zentangles® are an enjoyable and relaxation tool for everyone.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Negative Space Tree Drawing
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Negative Space Tree Drawing

A Copyrighted Activity Re-Posted with Permission from
Cheryl Trowbridge
www.teachkidsart.net
Objectives:
The participants will:
1. Use the art elements of line, color and negative and positive space to create art
2. Use nature as the inspiration for their art

Audience:
Cheryl works with children and they were the focus for her in creating this lesson but this activity could be used with all ages. This is a perfect project for winter or early spring before trees have budded and leafed out.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Painted Story Quilt
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Painted Story Quilt
(art + social studies; art + literature)
Quilt-making spans multiple centuries and many different cultures. It’s an art form that can teach basic math skills, record history, recycle cast-off materials and encourage cooperative efforts within a group...just to name a few ideas! Artist and author Faith Ringgold is renowned for her painted story quilts. She surrounds her narrative paintings with a quilted fabric border, creating visual art that tells a story in color, texture and pattern. In this lesson, students select a story to illustrate — a book they’ve read or a story of their own to share — then paint a scene on fabric pieces using watersoluble pastels and watercolor paint. The remaining fabric is painted with complimenting colors and patterns to make a border, and glued when dry to a piece of felt. Students are encouraged to share swatches with one another, just as fabrics have been created and shared in quiltmaking for centuries. As an option, students define key shapes with embroidery stitches and
add beads.
Grade Levels K-12
Note: instructions and materials based
on a class of 25 students. Adjust as
needed.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/27/2019
Paper Memory Quilt
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Paper Memory Quilt
The practice of stitching together layers of padding and fabric may date back as far as ancient Egypt. In America, quilt-making was common beginning in the late eighteenth century. During this era, quilts were viewed as decorative items that displayed the fine needlework of the maker. Quilters often used fabrics recycled from old clothing, invoking memories of the past. A paper memory quilt is a fun way to preserve ephemera (paper items) that have personal significance for the creator. A beautiful paper quilt can be fashioned using special gift wraps, cards, candy wrappers, newspaper articles, ticket stubs, wallpaper or even old drawings! This project will teach important design skills as pieces of paper are cut apart and reassembled. Insight into pattern, rhythm and repetition is gained.
Grade Levels 2-12
Note: Instructions and materials are based upon a class size of 25 students. Adjust them as needed.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
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Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/27/2019
Paper Quilling
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Paper Quilling

Linked with Permission from
Ann Martin www.allthingspaper.net
and
Cheryl Trowbridge www.teachkidsart.net
and
Dick Blick Art Materials www.Dickblick.com

Objectives:
The participants will
1. Learn the history of quilling
2. Learn the techniques of quilling and the various patterns they can use to create simple designs
3. Use quilling to create art

Audiences:
This activity should be restricted to those who can safely use and manipulate the tools necessary for quilling

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Positive Imaging Collage
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Positive Imaging Collage

A Lesson Developed and Contributed by
Anna Alcalde

Objectives:
1. The participants will focus on positive attributes they possess or goals they wish to achieve
2. The participants will create a collage that will remind them of those positive qualities and goals to inspire them

Audiences:
Any age can enjoy this lesson but it may be particularly helpful for children, teens and those working on attaining a positive life style and self-image.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Put Yourself in a Safe Place: Engaging the Imagination
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Put Yourself in a Safe Place: Engaging the Imagination

A Copyrighted Activity Created by and Re-posted with Permission from
Kristina Marcelli Sargent
https://kristinamarcelli.wordpress.com

Objectives:
The participants will:
1. Focus and visualize on a “safe place”
2. Use art and art elements to create a symbolic place where they feel safe and use this place for visualization and calming

Audience:
This activity was designed for use with children but could easily be adapted to any age of individual who has experienced trauma and wants to symbolically gain a safe place.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Quilt Block Collage
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Quilt Block Collage
(art + history)

Quilts, or the process of quilting (sewing together layers of fabric and batting), date back to Ancient Egypt and China and continue to be a modern art form. They are used to tell stories, pass down family histories, celebrate weddings and births and as pieces of art to be hung on a wall and admired. What we think of as “quilts” today — small pieces of fabric sewn together to form blocks that collectively make a whole piece — did not become popular until the mid 19th century. Making quilt blocks was a means of “recycling” pieces of fabric from clothing that was no longer usable. In this lesson plan, students will have an opportunity to study quilts through history and make their own quilt block, using paper and glue rather than fabric and stitching. It’s a great way to recycle materials and illustrate a number of design principles — rhythm, pattern, balance and unity.

Grade Levels 3-12
Note: instructions and materials based on a class of 25 students. Adjust as needed.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
“Rapper” Art
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“Rapper” Art
Collect and recycle product wrappers for a “green” art project worthy of good-citizen attention! Students save and trade wrappers to make a collage paper background. Then the background is combined with an introductory printmaking process to create a graphic design.
Students choose words and phrases related to their “rapper” collage and cut them from thin foam to create a print plate. Cut-out letters are simply turned backwards onto the plate — no intricate reverse carving into linoleum. “Rapper” Art is an easy process for making posters, book covers and signs in multiples.

Grade Levels K-6
Note: Instructions and materials based on a class of 25 students. Adjust as needed.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Activity/Lab
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Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Recycled Book Boxes
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Recycled Book Boxes
(art + literature)
Rather than traditional pages, the interior of these “books” will hold objects collected by students. An “art box” book could contain samples of texture, color, form, and line or other examples of design elements or styles. Or a more personalized box “about me” could hold a collection of tiny photos, poems and small keepsakes. Students explore the anatomy of a book as they assemble these book boxes.

Grade Levels 3-12

Note: instructions and materials based on a class of 25 students. Adjust as needed.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
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Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Resist Painting
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Resist Painting

A Lesson Developed by
Anna Alcalde

Objectives:
1. To learn about the art method of resist
2. To create a painting using the art resist method
3. To use the art elements of line, color and negative and positive space to create art and manipulate art materials

Audiences:
This lesson would be appropriate for all ages—children to senior citizens.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
“Rhythm in Layers” Low-Relief Sculpture with Design in Mind
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“Rhythm in Layers” Low-Relief Sculpture with Design in Mind
Layer by layer, piece by piece, students assemble a three-dimensional collage using simple pre-cut wood and cardboard shapes built up from a base. Because the design exists on multiple levels rather than a single plane, the relationship of each individual element to the whole must be considered. This lesson can be used to illustrate the following design principles:

Rhythm – repetition and placement of similar colors, shapes and lines throughout the collage will provide a sense of order and unity.

Balance – whether placed symmetrically or asymmetrically, collage materials should be arranged so that the visual weight is evenly distributed.
Movement – connecting shapes, lines and colors should lead the viewer on a path into, out of and around the entire piece.

Grade Levels 3-12
Note: Instructions and materials are based on a class of 25 students. Adjust as needed.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Activity/Lab
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Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Safe Place Pillow Case Project
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Safe Place Pillow Case Project

A Copyrighted Activity Created by and Re-posted with Permission from
Kristina Marcelli Sargent
http://kristinamarcelli.wordpress.com

Objectives:
The participants will:
1. Identify symbols and phrases that calm the participant
2. Decorate a pillow case to be used by the participant using art and calming phrases

Audience:
The “safe place” or “peaceful pillowcase” project is something that can be used by all age groups

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Self Portrait Collage
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Self Portrait Collage

A Lesson Submitted by
Marilyn Stadler and Cathy Harrington

With a link to the Copyrighted Dick Blick Lesson Plan
“Changing Faces”
www.dickblick.com

Objectives:
The participants will:
1. Build upon the concept of creating simple collages
2. Reflect upon themselves—their strengths, weaknesses, talents, etc.
3. Use clippings of words and other materials or images to create a self-portrait
4. Share insights about the art created with others

Audience:
This lesson would be suitable for upper elementary ages to senior citizens.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Word Pictures Ice Breaker
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Word Pictures Ice Breaker

Used and Adapted by Susan Brasch http://www.susanjbrasch.com

Objectives:
1. The participants will share with one another words that have strong personal and emotional connotations.
2. Using quick line drawings, the participants will create and then share drawings that represent these words from their personal perspectives.

Audiences:
This activity can be enjoyed by all age groups.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/03/2019