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Stewart, Connie; Oster, Wendi K. – Art Education, 2017
This resource describes how one art classroom used "everyday labor" as a topic to connect artmaking to community workplaces. The work of Theaster Gates, Faith Ringgold, Jacob Lawrence, Jeremy Deller, and Adrian Piper are suggested to stimulate class dialogue about work, labor, and jobs. The author invited members of their farming…
Descriptors: Art Education, Labor, Employment, Studio Art
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Smilan, Cathy – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2016
Visual literacy and the ability to think creatively are critical skills requisite to full participation and communication in the twenty-first century. Learning experiences that integrate studio-based inquiry and other academic concepts can develop discipline skills as well as communication skills of deciphering visual cues and de/re-constructing…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Creative Thinking, Inquiry, Art
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Tellie, Benjamin; Dracup, Josh – Art Education, 2016
School bullying is a complicated aspect of violence. It can be difficult for teachers to identify bullying and hard for students to report. This can include behaviors that are "offensive, abusive, malicious, insulting, and/or intimidating" (Quigg, 2011, p. 1). Some students struggle with bullying in the classroom and in the general…
Descriptors: Bullying, Studio Art, Art Activities, Middle School Students
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Rosenfeld, Malke; Rufo, David; Makol, Suzanne; Greco, Ardina; Flores, Chio; Redman, Jeff – Teaching Artist Journal, 2014
The last two sections (EJ1039315 and EJ1039319) presented stories about specific moments or lessons. Also, situations infused with complexity where the writers had to toggle back and forth between providing the larger context and the details that support readers' understanding of that big picture were presented. In this section each story is…
Descriptors: Art Education, Writing (Composition), Creativity, Studio Art
Mazur, Matt – Arts & Activities, 2013
Inspired by a beautiful bookmark one of the author's students made for him as a gift, he began a lesson exploring the vibrant bark paintings popular all over Mexico. The majority of his students have Mexican ancestry, so exploring the arts of Mexico is always popular and well received. Amate paintings can also be a great way to introduce the…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Painting (Visual Arts), Freehand Drawing
Speelman, Melissa – Arts & Activities, 2012
A great start for the semester, this pinwheel project provides a good dose of art history, and a variety of media and techniques. It also teaches students how to clean up and store things properly. Five artists are introduced, each with a different art medium and technique. In this activity, students are expected to: (1) study works by five famous…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Artists, Art History
Nadeau, Pamela A. – Arts & Activities, 2012
When the author was training to be an art educator, she was employed as a sixth-grade English Language Arts (ELA) teacher. When the author moved into the art teacher position at the very same school, she borrowed her cooperating teacher Kim Donovan's ELA project, in which students will design an 1800s-style "wanted poster," and transformed it into…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Portraiture, Freehand Drawing
Bates, Janet – Arts & Activities, 2012
Once, in the author's continual quest for unique and varied art projects, she was inspired by a colorful Kleenex[R] box which was covered with faces in a variety of sizes, ages, shapes and colors. What a fun idea to have her class create their own portraits using only construction paper, glue and one's fingers. As she shared an examplar rip-art…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Portraiture, Art Materials
Guhin, Paula – Arts & Activities, 2012
Making paper can be good for the planet, as well as an adventure for one's students. The costs of the activity of making the pulp from recycled paper are low and it is very eco-friendly. To begin, the author showed her middle-school students several examples of handmade paper in which outdoor scenes had been developed using an additive technique.…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Paper (Material), Recycling
Burtner, Erin – Arts & Activities, 2012
What excites the author the most is finding something new and turning it into a lesson her students will enjoy and learn from. Lately, she has been most inspired by the work she finds on one website. The lesson began with a brief PowerPoint based on an artist's website. This particular artist--Jennifer Schmitt--does reduction prints using several…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts
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Coy, Mary – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
Romero Britto is a wonderful artist for young students to study when learning the building blocks of art and design. Colorful, linear, and full of bold patterns, Britto's work blends a contemporary cubist style and pop art commercial appeal. Themes of this contemporary artist's work include animals, flowers, still life, and people in joyful…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Artists, Middle School Students
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DeSimone, Jana – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
Sepia tones range from pale neutral cream, tan, and amber all the way to deep chocolate brown; some even have dark green undertones. Sepia tones are used primarily by photographers. Photographers opt to print their photos in sepia because of the warmer, almost old-fashioned look it has. Art is considered "anthropomorphic" when an object or an…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Photography, Animals
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Corsino, Janet – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
A traditional understanding in art is that, in order to draw the human figure, the artist must first understand its structure and inner workings. This project was first developed for middle-school art students in an attempt to help them better understand figure drawing. In subsequent years, it has been amended and adapted to integrate with other…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Middle School Students, Freehand Drawing
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Hahn, Nic – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
As a middle school art teacher, the author has learned that it is difficult to get to know students in just one quarter. At her school, each student in grades six through eight takes one quarter of art every year. This means she has roughly nine weeks to teach them content, proper use of tools and media, and art history. The author describes a…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Middle School Students, Photography
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Blackwood, Christine Horvatis – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
A ballerina, a gladiator, a camper, a baseball player, a surfer, and a shopper; these are just a few of the amazing monkeys that the author's seventh graders created from papier-mache. This project provided an opportunity for students to express themselves through the creation of sculptural characters based on their own interests, hobbies, and…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Grade 7, Middle School Students
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