The Great Wave Art Lesson Plan & Video Inspired by the book The Great Wave: A Children’s Book Inspired by Hokusai by Véronique Massenot and Bruno Pilorget and the painting The Great Wave off Kanazawa by Katsushika Hokusai, my fourth grade kids created the most beautiful paintings. I was hesitant to create an art lesson inspired by Hokusai’s The Great Wave. As a girl who loves Matisse and Van Gogh, Hokusai’s colors are rather bland and subdued. It wasn’t until I picked up Massenot’s picture book that lead me down a rabbit hole of Japanese art and wood cuttings. In the end, I wanted this project to inject color theory and personality. Onto the art project… What You’ll Need: 12″ x 18″ white drawing paperBlack oil pastel, pencils or your choice of mediums. Drawing the Great Wave This drawing is broken up into three sections: Foreground (first two waves)Middle Ground (main wave)Background (horizon line and Mt. We started by looking at a poster of Hokusai’s Great Wave and broke down the painting into the three sections.
Educational Computer Games and Apps for Kids 10 anatomy tips for 3D artists Learning anatomy is essential for a modeller, but unfortunately, there are no shortcuts to mastering it. However, there are many common mistakes that people make, which can be easily fixed. The tips compiled here address the problems that I see frequently in people’s work. These solutions merely represent a starting point, but the more you learn, the better your figures will be. Constructing a realistic body is like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle. This is a subject that you never really stop learning. An old teacher of mine once said: “If you can’t draw it, you can’t sculpt it.” With these thoughts in mind, let’s move onto the tips... 01. When building a model, you need to locate and maintain the bony landmarks of the skeleton. Identify these landmarks either by painting on your mesh, identifying an edge loop, or sculpting a marker. Once established, you can easily string muscle groups between them. These places should be bound rigidly to the skeleton. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10.
21st Century Skills In the Drama Classroom - The Theatrefolk Weblog Drama is one of the few classes that teachers real world skills. This is something that every drama teacher knows well. You know this. It’s not computers or television that ruins the lives of students. Students do need to know how to think on their feet in the 21st century. Are you shouting that from the rooftops? The drama class is a microcosm for 21st century skills.Throw that on a poster and slap it on your classroom door. My class promotes 21st century skills. The skills of the 21st century are not about technology, even though every teenager is fully wired. Critical ThinkingCreative ThinkingCommunicationCollaboration The act of being in a play promotes all of these skills. Critical Thinking: We apply close reading to the scriptWe analyze our characters and make inferencesWe ask and answer questions based on the script Creativity: We interpret the scriptWe develop choices for our charactersWe design the costumes, sets, and props based on the script Communication: Collaboration:
flax fish weaving Behavior Doctor Creativity Resource for Teachers Ohinewai School Art: Term 2 WEAVING ToWe are going to be doing a lot of different kinds of weaving this term. We will look at the history of weaving, and different weaving traditions of other cultures.Today I worked with Room 5 and Room 1 with the basic over and under paper weaving. Room 5 are so clever that were able to get this idea very quickly and be creative by putting a spin on the task of the day. Some cut zig zag rows, or curvy strips, or thick/thin... Some choose their colours carefully, while others decided to use random colours. Wow, I have been learning a lot about weaving in different cultures. More experiments, on a cardboard loom...Room 5... Room 1... Room 2 pre-plans and makes new designs...... Week 4, Room 4...Wooohooo now we're on to weaving Harakeke. For Matariki, we had a go in Room 4 and 5 at how to make paper stars. also, a woven star to make from paper or flax or anything! In Room we did some 7 sisters drawings, and decorated them with some colourful paper folding.
Watch and Learn: 20 Free Educational Video Sites! « Curriki's Blog Are you a visual learner? Bring content to life with educational videos! Here are twenty easy-to-use sites compiling and producing educational videos for student and teacher use: TeacherTube – an online community for sharing instructional teacher videos Khan Academy – 1400+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan. You Tube Edu – videos and channels from college and university partners of YouTube Watch Know – a large directory of educational videos for children. TED – free lectures from extraordinary people on a diverse range of subjects Teachers.tv – Free education video resources, lesson plans, inspiration and ideas to use in classroom Snag Films – compiles hundreds of free documentary films to watch online SchoolTube – a website dedicated to student video and media sharing for entertainment and classroom use. @Curriki
hand art get materials Art21 EducatorsNow accepting applications for 2013–2014. The materials in this section can be used in school and community-based settings to introduce individual artists, themes, or ideas; to contextualize the work of contemporary artists; and to encourage further research and investigation. Educators' Guides, Screening Guides, extended lesson and unit ideas, a glossary, and transcripts from artist conversations and educational events suggest a wide range of ways to teach with Art21 resources. In this section, you will find: Educators' Guides Background information about featured artists and themes from the broadcast programs. Screening Guides To encourage dynamic public-screening events, engage new audiences, and deepen appreciation and understanding of contemporary art and ideas. Prompts A collection of questions to initiate discussion around artist and thematic videos, as well as suggestions for hands-on projects.