Visual Arts

Arcimboldo-Style Self-Portraits

Arcimboldo-Style Self-Portraits

Students explore the work of Guiseppe Arcimboldo to create their own Arcimboldo-style self-portrait.

image close up of a Hieronymous Bosch painting

Surreal Symmetry

In this lesson, students use symmetry to create bizarre creatures around a self-portrait and then write a poem about the image.

image close up of a pop art montage with shoes

Pop Art Montage

In this lesson, students explore the work of Andy Warhol and create their own pop art montage.

image with small section of painting done in pointillism

Paint with Pointillism

Students become familiar with the technique made famous by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac and paint their own image using pointillism.

Tessellation Sensation

Tessellation Sensation

Students will create their own tessellations study the mathematical concepts of patterns, planes, symmetry, and translation.

small portion of student-created Mondrian Art

Mondrian Math

Students color a page in the style of Piet Mondrian and then count, describe, and compare the shapes and colors.

image of cat on tree in front of full moon

Spooky Silhouettes

In this lesson, students learn about silhouettes and combine silhouettes they have created with Halloween backgrounds to create spooky scenes.

Shapes Show It

Shapes Show It

Students create visual statements using shapes and color to express and evoke specific emotions.

partial view of a blue geometric mandala-style design

Make a Mandala

In this lesson, students create their own mandalas to creatively apply elements of color, shape, and balance for self-expression and relaxation.

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Me: A Visual Essay

Students build media literacy skills as they create a visual essay to share information about themselves.

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