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Hamwi, Richard – Arts & Activities, 2001
Focuses on the pointillist painting process offering background information about technique and how it can be used in the art classroom. Explores the appropriateness of the process for elementary through secondary school students. Includes educational objectives. (CMK)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art History, Art Materials, Educational Objectives
Brodie, Carolyn S. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1998
Provides background information on award-winning illustrator of children's books, Jerry Pinkney, recipient of three Caldecott Honor Medals and lists sources of biographical information. Suggests learning activities and includes an annotated bibliography of selected books illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. (AEF)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Art, Awards, Background
Webb, Kurt – Writing Notebook: Visions for Learning, 1994
Presents a student assignment which involves interviewing a family member and then drawing images and writing a description of their advice. Includes completed assignments from two students. (SR)
Descriptors: Assignments, Family Influence, Freehand Drawing, Interviews
Sutley, Jane – Arts & Activities, 2009
"Shells and Patterns" was a project the author felt would easily put smiles on the faces of her fifth-graders, and teach them about unity and the use of watercolor pencils as well. It was thrilling to see the excitement in her students as they made their line drawings of shells come to life. For the most part, they quickly got the hang of…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Studio Art, Grade 5, Art Activities
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Vyhnal, Christopher R.; Mahoney, Elizabeth H. R.; Lin, Yuan; Radpour, Roxanne; Wadsworth, Henry – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
We present herein a module of pigment synthesis experiments that could be adapted and implemented in a variety of curricular settings. At the conclusion of each of the past two spring terms at our high school, we offered a 4 day short course on the chemical synthesis of pigments used in art. As part of the course, our students synthesized four…
Descriptors: Color, Science Instruction, High School Students, College Students
Greenaway, Jean E. – 1972
This tentative course outline is for use in one of the Quinmester Program classes, Opaque Watercolor. Designed for students in grades 7-12, with no prerequisite, the course includes the introduction of a variety of techniques in a number of opaque media including tempera, gouache, and cassein. Matting and mounting techniques are also taught. A…
Descriptors: Activity Units, Art, Art Activities, Art Education
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Connors, Andrew – 1993
This guide presents a brief history of the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest, their traditions, and their art. Focus is on painting, a traditional art form that continues to be practiced, and on ceremonies and beliefs that are important elements of contemporary Pueblo society. The guide is designed for students of ages 10 through 14, but can be…
Descriptors: American Indians, Art, Artists, Beliefs
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Smith, Latisha L.; Samarakoon, Deepanee – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
Research evidence for the benefits of arts integration is mounting. The purpose of this study was to determine if integration of the arts was an effective strategy for teaching the water cycle to kindergarten students. The study included lessons that supported both a science and an engineering standard of the Next Generation Science Standards and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Water, Science Instruction, Art Activities
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Cline, Jane E.; Smith, Brandy A. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
The inclusion of activities to develop sensory awareness, spatial thinking, and physical dexterity, operationalized through hands-on science lessons such as water play, have long been part of early childhood education. This practical article addresses Next Generation Science Standards K-2 ETS1-3 and K-2 ETS1-2 by having four-year-old…
Descriptors: Water, Play, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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Weber, Carolyn A.; Rule, Audrey C. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2017
Curricular demands and best practices for middle school require interdisciplinary units. Arts integration can provide motivation and a new pathway to learning. This unit focused on inquiry into the natural history of artifacts and rocks recovered from the exposed subsoil of an area near Cedar Falls, Iowa that had been bulldozed as part of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preservice Teacher Education
Bovio, Deborah – Arts & Activities, 2011
Creating and exchanging Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) has been a rapidly growing trend. These miniature works of art are fun to make--and even more fun to share. The intrigue of developing these handmade treasures begins with the intent of creating art simply for the love of art. In this article, the author describes how her students made their…
Descriptors: Artists, Studio Art, Art Activities, Painting (Visual Arts)
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Sturgell, Stacy – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2011
Mehndi, a traditional art form that dates back to before the twelfth century A.D., are temporary works of art created by painting with henna plant extract. Henna stain found on the fingers and toes of mummified pharaohs has led some people to believe that mehndi can be traced back to ancient Egypt. Indian weddings are not complete without a mehndi…
Descriptors: Painting (Visual Arts), Studio Art, Art Activities, Grade 5
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
Carter, Mary C.; Beaty, Ben – Arts & Activities, 2011
Julie Taymor's costumes and masks for the stage version of "The Lion King" were stunning in the way they combined the dual images of human and animal forms. Taymor visually incorporated the human form of a dancer into the simplified form of the animal character so both are equally visible. This visible duality of human form and animal…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Studio Art, Clothing, Theater Arts
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Wallach, Michele – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2011
Even middle school students can have memories of their childhoods, of an earlier time. The art of Romare Bearden and the writings of Paul Auster can be used to introduce ideas about time and memory to students and inspire works of their own. Bearden is an exceptional role model for young artists, not only because of his astounding art, but also…
Descriptors: Art Products, Studio Art, Art Activities, Middle School Students
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