Children will work with each other to shape their bodies into letters. They will then look at letters in the Association, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco poster and repeat the exercise fashioning letters that mirror those in the poster. Drawing upon the fact that the Association, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco poster communicates information, they will then imagine a special event and come up with words to communicate information about that event.
After studying the history of the Lakota community and aspects of living in a tipi, students will compare the Lakota Tipi to other types of homes in the present and formulate ideas for homes in the future.
Students will examine the artistic characteristics of Childhood Idyll, describe the characteristics of a city and of the countryside, and classify pictures as being from a city/urban area or from a countryside/rural area.
In this lesson children will play with fans, make fans, and have fun imagining they are wasps with fans, all inspired by the Grip Enhancers (Menuki) with Wasps and Fans. They will use their powers of observation, artistic skills, and imaginations in varied ways throughout the lesson.
Students will look closely at Cole’s painting Dream of Arcadia and talk about what they see. They will then use their imaginations to play a game of Hide-and-Seek in the painting.
Students will use the painting Childhood Idyll to explore flute music, body language, and posture.
Students will explore Arcimboldo’s Summer by touching and examining the real fruits and vegetables that he included in his painting. As a class, students will then arrange the food into a profile sculpture.
By viewing the Egyptian Mummy Case, students will learn how repeated shapes, lines, and colors form patterns. They will then form patterns of their own using different types of colored, uncooked pasta noodles and glue their patterns onto a poster board collar.
After listening to the story of Deucalion and Pyrrha, students will point out things in the painting that represent the story as well as places where Castiglione used primary colors.
Students will closely examine Oosterwyck’s painting Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase and talk about what they think the flowers would feel like. They will then have the opportunity to touch real flowers, and compare the textures of the real flowers to their observations of those in the painting.
Students will play matching games about the seasons of the year, take a nature walk, and create a class painting of trees using Pissarro’s painting as inspiration.
Students will observe Blue Water and identify the various shapes and forms in the painting by putting together a puzzle of the object. They will then experiment with various other materials to gain a better understanding of how parts can come together to create whole images and structures.