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Henderson, Lynette K. – Arts & Activities, 2012
The focus of "Endangered Species: Real Life in Two Dimensions" is to create awareness about a critical environmental issue. There is a special urgency to this project because large numbers of animal species are currently endangered or on the brink of extinction. In addition to being enlightened about this important topic through research, students…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Animals, Wildlife
Lohmann, Laura; Bookenberger, Lisa – Arts & Activities, 2012
The sixth-grade art curriculum includes world cultures and the art-history timeline. This lesson was created as the authors were developing relevant projects. They also presented it at an Ohio Art Education Association fall conference as part of their thematic unit, "Art of the Himalayas." As teachers, they were fascinated by the annual…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Grade 6, Elementary School Students
Sutley, Jane – Arts & Activities, 2010
Abstraction is, in effect, a simplification and reduction of shapes with an absence of detail designed to comprise the essence of the more naturalistic images being depicted. Without even intending to, young children consistently create interesting, and sometimes beautiful, abstract compositions. A child's creations, moreover, will always seem to…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Studio Art, Elementary School Students, Art Products
Schultz, Kathy – Arts & Activities, 2010
The fun of creating collages is there are unlimited possibilities for the different kinds of materials one can use. In this article, the author describes how her eighth-grade students created an owl using mixed media.
Descriptors: Art Products, Art Activities, Studio Art, Art Materials