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Gordon, Barbara – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
Art is about thinking. It requires persistence and a willingness to explore many options for solving problems. These are not quantifiable measurements but, more significantly, they rely on students' increasing development of the ability to learn through exploration, experimentation, self-questioning, and self-assessment. Using paper, scissors, and…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Savran, Michelle – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
In this article, the author describes the process of making "The Sneaky Sneaker Spies and the Mysterious Black Ink," a six-minute animation starring five art students who form a detective club. This animation is available online for art teachers to use in their own classrooms. After showing this video in class, art teachers could have students try…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Animation, Video Technology
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Lane, Shaw J. – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
Nature has always been a source of inspiration for artists across the centuries. Artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ansel Adams, and Andy Goldsworthy all drew inspiration for their work from nature. Seeds come from the dried pods, which when planted and cared for, bear fruit. In this article, the author describes how her…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Hinshaw, Craig – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
Animation is one of the last lessons that come to mind when thinking of kindergarten art. The necessary understanding of sequencing, attention to small, often detailed drawings, and the use of technology all seem more suitable to upper elementary. With today's emphasis on condensing and integrating curriculum, consider developing animation lessons…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Animation, Kindergarten
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Suitor, Cheryl – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
In science class, fourth graders investigate the structure of plants and leaves from trees and how the process of photosynthesis turns sunlight into sugar proteins. In this article, the author fuses art and science for a creative and successful clay slab project in her elementary art classroom. (Contains 1 online resource.)
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Plants (Botany)
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Waddington, Susan – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
Art is a good place to learn about our multicultural planet, and African masks are prized throughout the world as powerfully expressive artistic images. Unfortunately, multicultural education, especially for young children, can perpetuate stereotypes. Masks taken out of context lose their meaning and the term "African masks" suggests that there is…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, African Culture, Multicultural Education
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Hinshaw, Craig – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
In the first half of the 1800s, John James Audubon roamed the wilds of America attempting to draw all the birds in their natural habitat. He published his life-sized paintings in a huge book entitled "Birds of America." Audubon developed a unique system of depicting the birds in natural poses, such as flying. After shooting the bird, he would wire…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Animals, Freehand Drawing
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Kopacz, Mary Beth; Spiridigliozzi, Windy – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
This is a collaborative lesson written by the authors. The lesson pairs two unlikely grade levels together to complete a touching and unique collaborative project. The collaboration aspect of this unit opened up endless possibilities for future collaborations.
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Cooperation, High School Students
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Smith, Linda – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
In this article, the author discusses how to publicize the art program while integrating art history, technology, art concepts, painting, drawing, and performance opportunities into one project. She suggests that hosting a living artist exhibition might be the answer. Each year, the author and the school librarian conduct a collaborative study of…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Art History, Grade 5
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Leonard, Stephanie – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
In this article, the author describes a painting and drawing lesson which was inspired by the beautiful circular windows found in cathedrals and churches (also known as "rose windows"). This two-week lesson would reinforce both the concept of symmetry and students' understanding of the color wheel. (Contains 1 online resource.)
Descriptors: Color, Studio Art, Art Activities, Grade 4
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Stephens, Shannon Sweny – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
Children of all ages love painting to music. Aside from discovering the natural correlation between music and art, the author's students learned about Mozart's life and work in music class. In this article, students discover the influence that music can have on their art. (Contains 1 online resource.)
Descriptors: Music, Studio Art, Art Activities, Painting (Visual Arts)
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Hughes, Rama – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
In this article, the author describes an art project--a school-wide sticky-note show. The show was inspired by Giant Robot's annual Post-It Show in Los Angeles. The gallery invites hundreds of artists to doodle, draw, paint, and collage onto sticky notes. The individual sticky notes can be silly, ambitious, conceptual, or beautiful, but the…
Descriptors: Art Materials, Art Activities, Studio Art, Exhibits
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Kraus, Nicole – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
It was nearing the end of a very long, rough winter with a lot of snow and too little time to play outside. The snow had formed small hills and valleys over the bushes and this was at the perfect height for the students to paint. In this article, the author describes how her transitional first-grade students created snow art paintings. (Contains 1…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Hulse, Grace – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
In this article, the author describes how her fourth graders made ceramic heart maps. The impetus for this project came from reading "My Map Book" by Sara Fanelli. This book is a collection of quirky, hand-drawn and collaged maps that diagram a child's world. There are maps of her stomach, her day, her family, and her heart, among others. The…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Maps, Grade 4
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Quinn, Kelley – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
The underwater ecosystem of the ocean is a topic that is explored extensively by first-grade students in the author's school. By engaging students in literature and science, the author was able to introduce the topic of endangered sea life and the ways students can make a difference to protect the oceans. (Contains 1 online resource.)
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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