Color Mixing Clown (Kindergarten)
The art and science of color theory is an essential aspect of art-making. Learning about how to mix secondary colors from primary colors gives students the knowledge to creat every color available and use those colors effectively. Through the study of primary and secondary colors, students can also explor how to mix colors to creat the color brown, and study how black and white can influence other colors.
Friendship Fingers - Classroom Community Hand Collage (Kindergarten)
Kindergarten students are new to the school setting. Focusing on how students can be friends and help each other in the classroom is a positive way to develop social skills. By creating patterned hands, students will see that while everyone is unique, individuals are even more beautiful when working together.
Cezanne's Apples (First Grade)
First-graders will gain a better understanding of still life painting by comparing and contrasting Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” (from their previous lesson) with a selection of Cezanne’s many apple still lifes. After reflecting on Cezanne’s still lifes, the students will make their own apple still life drawings in response to Cezanne’s apple drawings, incorporating texture, shapes, and multiple media.
Unmasking the Mask (Fifth Grade)
Masks have served multiple purposes in many cultures past and present. This unit will explore why people create and wear masks and how masks can be made using mixed media.