Emergency art lessons… pretty cool stuff

The school system in Anchorage has a pdf online for emergency art lessons.  There's a lesson for each greade k - 6. Here's an  example of a 4th Grade lesson: SUBSTITUTE TEACHER EMERGENCY LESSON Drawing Grade Level: 4 Objective: Abstracting objects Materials: White drawing paper, 11 x11" Black fine point drawing pens Crayons Objects to draw:... Continue Reading →

A filler – for the art lesson that wasn’t long enough for a few students…

Some kids are done... What do I do?...  I need a quick sub plan... I'm sick as a dog today... Here's an idea. Inspired by this Flickr find. Here is a great site for grid paper.  Who knew this was even out there?  How cool!  (click here) A couple of suggestions about presenting this lesson. make... Continue Reading →

To Spin or not to Spin?

Paper plate spin art without the spinner     Choose any paint you have on hand and have the child put dabs or lines of paint colors on the paper plate. Next, invite the child to flip the paper plate over on a large sheet of paper. Then press down firmly with one hand and... Continue Reading →

Would you like fries with that?

Texture, balance and variety were elements students concentrated on as they created this collage of a big sandwich! You may want to refer to Claes Oldenburg and go for a Pop Art theme on this lesson. Here is a link to some other Food artists, both modern and classic. You need: half a piece of... Continue Reading →

Stitching in Second – embroidery samplers

Super Clever Mann Art Docents  Anju, Hiro and Lisa did this fine project with their Second Grade class. Over a period of 2 weeks, the students created these stitch samplers. These are their first stitches!  Embroidery Samplers A needlework sampler is a piece of embroidery produced as a demonstration or test of skill in needlework.... Continue Reading →

Get a new roll please?!

This post is a borderline craft - but what art isn't? Reusing and repurposing items is a wonderful way to teach students how to re-use materials while teaching art. You may look at this picture and see a possible lesson incorporating Monet, Van Gogh or O'Keeffe. Why not discover a modern way to interpret this floral lesson by... Continue Reading →

Let us attempt to see… what Delaunay saw!

Sonia and Robert Delaunay A lesson to use Watercolor Crayons (yay!) Grade: 3-5 Orphism or Orphic Cubism Art Deco Era Sonia Delaunay was a ground-breaking female artist who made some wonderful abstract paintings known for their rhythm and color.  Orphism was an art movement started by artists Robert and Sonia Delanuay in the early 1900's as a... Continue Reading →

Printmaking – Hokusai to Warhol

Wood block and Lino-cut Printmaking Relief Printing Thank you  Messrs Hokusai and Warhol! Objectives: Create a print using multiple blocks Utilize the elements and principles of design in creating a strong design. Demonstrate skill in carving the block and registration of colors. Show appreciation and awareness of the work of Andy Warhol Prepare your students to... Continue Reading →

A gift for that special someone

© theartofmann.org, 2012.Photo tinting... yo MAMA! (or your dad, or grandparent...) Tinting is a simple technique that challenges students of all ages to pay attention to detail, and even young children can do this project with success. Photo tinting is similar to working with a coloring book, as students will discover as they fill black-and-white... Continue Reading →

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