Yayoi Kusama is one of the coolest and most unique artists out there. She is a Japanese artist who uses large patterns like dots to fill an entire space (this is called installation art). She has a great passion for what she does, and I thought that her passion may spark an interest in my 6th graders.… Continue reading Kusama inspired art installations
Students will recreate the Aztec sun stone by telling their own story using emojis. They will draw sketches which will be transferred onto scratch board next class period. This lesson plan is based on the concept of ideograms, which are symbols used to tell a story. The Aztecs included many ideograms, as this was a… Continue reading Aztec “emoji” lesson
The Aztecs saw art as precious things, and you were lucky if you owned any. Their artwork was sacred to them. (http://www.aztec-history.com/ancient-aztec-art.html) This is a website I found with an explanation of Aztec symbols : http://www.aztec-history.com/aztec-symbols.html The Aztec’s used symbols for everything! Common animal symbols were: Snakes jaguars dogs animal birds insects frogs (joy) butterflies monkeys… Continue reading Aztec Art Research
Students will learn about Byzantine art and history, and what it is like to work for a patron. Students are commissioned by a patron, in this case the animal shelter, to create artwork to their very specific guidelines. Lesson Plan:Byzantine Lesson Plan Power Point:BYZANTINE GAME!: GAME power point Backup:CopyofByzantine Guidelines this patron set The Rexburg Animal… Continue reading Byzantine Mosaics
This lesson plan is a continuation of Greek pot day 1, students were expected to finish painting their pots this day. Lesson Plan:LASTDAY Power Point:redfigure-blackfigure Back up: Word Search
Lesson Plan: GreekPotsday1 (9) see part two of the lesson plan here Power Point: greek-pottery (1) Handout: make a myth & table handout Below is what the paper mache pot looked like before painting it. I used a balloon, cardboard, hot glue and duct tape for reinforcement. Using a hairdryer intermittently also helped a lot!