Oregon Arts

These resources are a collaboration of arts educators and the Oregon Department of Education. They are created by and for educators - including lesson and unit materials, review rubrics, and other useful links to support K-12 arts education. The Oregon Open Learning Hub will continue to evolve as a resource sharing platform.
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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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive, Lesson Plan

Author: NDE Digital Learning

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.

Material Type: Lesson, Lesson Plan

Author: NDE Digital Learning

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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive, Lesson

Author: NDE Digital Learning

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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson

Author: NDE Digital Learning

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Empowered Learner: MS Music

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This Empower Learner Activity engages students in self-assessment, preliminary goal setting and reflection on use of learning strategies within the context of Middle School Music. In addition, there is also a choice board at the bottom that engages students in some degree of control over how they practices the Vocabulary and Skills taught.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Nick Ziegler

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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan

Author: NDE Digital Learning

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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan

Author: NDE Digital Learning