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Yonker, Kim – Arts & Activities, 2010
In this article, the author describes a silk-painting project with a sea-creature theme for eighth-grade students. Other themes can be used such as geometric quilt designs, tropical rain forest, large flowers, Art Nouveau motifs, portraits and more. (Contains 2 resources.)
Descriptors: Grade 8, Art Activities, Studio Art, Painting (Visual Arts)
Yonker, Kim – Arts & Activities, 2009
The author has always loved teaching a lesson on self-portraits to her eighth-grade students. Portraits raise the bar and, when they are successful, convince the students that they really can draw. Each year they explore the basic concepts of portraiture, but use different media, sizes and styles. The author likes to interject art history and…
Descriptors: Art History, Portraiture, Artists, Creative Development