• African Painted Walls
     
    African Walls Students 'travel' to the region of Burkina Faso in Western Africa to learn about the well-known painted houses. After studying the artists and their work, students create a narrative wall painting using silhouettes and paint. They also incorporate patterns and traditional or personal symbols into their work.
     
    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • locate Burkina Faso on a map.
    • learn a basic drawing technique using ovals and rectangles.
    • demonstrate how to make a silhouette from a drawn form.
    • represent components of a story in their artwork using symbolism.
    • space
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    Jellybean Books
     
    JellyBean books
     Students write a color poem using their five senses. They will then create a small "jellybean" book and decorate it using a simple printing technique. Students then further embellish their book and may include their original poems within.
     

    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • learn to organize their thoughts using a visual organizer.
    • identify the five senses.
    • complete a pattern poem.
    • design a border using repeated pattern.
    • space

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     Asian Bamboo Painting
    Asian Bamboo
     
    Students discuss the meaning of tradition as applied to Chinese/Japanese painting and calligraphy. They practice brushstrokes using traditional tools, create paintings of bamboo, mount them scroll-style with patterned borders and finish them by stamping with a red signature chop.

     
    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • discuss meaning of tradition; consider the role of ancient, unbroken tradition in modern Asian life and art making.
    • explore how Chinese calligraphy influenced painting in Japan and China.
    • observe Asian paintings and discuss the scroll format, asymmetrical balance, the use of space and composition.
    • practice with the tools and processes of bamboo brush painting.
    • create a finished bamboo painting with a red signature chop and a patterned border.
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    Shells with Georgia O’Keeffe
      
    Shells
    Students learn about the life and art of Georgia O'Keeffe, focusing on her large close-up paintings of shells. They play an observation game of hunting for shape, pattern and texture on photos of real shells, and then they use oil pastels to create a four-section study of actual shells.

     
    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • discuss American painter Georgia O'Keeffe and observe her large close-up paintings of shells.
    • differentiate and describe shapes, patterns and textures on shells.
    • review color theory with focus on warm colors, cool colors and value.
    • practice blending techniques using oil pastels.
    • create an oil pastel study of the topside and underside of 2 real shells with detailed pattern and texture.
     
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    Centennial Bridge

    Centennial Bridge Students learn about the artist Ron Senungetuk who is an Alaskan Native Artist. He designed a landmark bridge in Fairbanks. Students design and create a 2-D abstract bridge from construction paper.
     
    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • learn about the history of the city of Fairbanks.
    • create visual rhythm, balance and unity in a work of art.
    • learn about an important work of architecture by an Alaska Native artists.
    • discuss symbolism in a work of art.
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    Stomp to the Music
     
    Music Art
    Students learn about rhythm, movement, and texture in the context of sound and image. They create their own water-color resist using color, line and texture to demonstrate principles of both art and music.

    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • visualize sounds and rhythms.
    • understand common vocabulary used in art and music.
    • learn about warm and cool colors.
    • know the difference between organic and geometric shapes.
     
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     Hokusai Insect Prints

    insect print
    Students will learn about the Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, best known for his print “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa”. They will create Japanese children’s style prints, using insects as imagery.

     
     
    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • study the life and work of Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese woodblock artist.
    • observe and discuss “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa”, Hokusai’s most famous print.
    • draw correlations between the printmaking advances of Hokusai’s day and now.
    • create a Japanese children’s type of print using insects as imagery.
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    Tolerance Banners

    Tolerance Banner
    After viewing and discussing the images of the United Nations Six Flags of Tolerance, students create a positive-negative design based on a Japanese paper cutting technique called Notan.

     
     
    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • learn about the Six Flags of Tolerance.
    • learn about the Japanese cutting technique of Notan.
    • practice composing a positive/negative design.
    • understand that tolerance encompasses people, earth, resources and beliefs. and a space

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    Ocean Life Diorama

    Diorama Students look closely at photographs of life in tropical coral reefs or under Alaskan oceans. With inspiration from the photographs, students use oil pastels and construction paper to create an under ocean life diorama which includes fish or marine mammals in a habitat.

    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • use photographs as resources for their artwork, like many artists and scientists do.
    • create a diorama with large ocean creatures as the center of interest (for emphasis) and many overlapping layers to create a sense of depth (space) in the habitat.
    • utilize the repetition of small shapes to create a pattern and sense of rhythm/movement.
    • articulate similarities and differences in (Alaskan) deep ocean life and tropical coral reef life.

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