Zoe Bennion (10 years old,) a fifth grader at Rosemond Elementary School in Jordan School District and her sister Mia (5 years old,) a Kindergartner at Foothills Elementary also in Jordan School District made a slide show to make all the teachers in Utah happy! Trust me, it does just that! BTSALP’s website designer, Anneliese Bennion took the LOVE up a notch by creating the . . . Awesome project for teachers, parents and creative spirits of all ages!! Check it out below.
Education is much more than just academic achievement. The classroom needs to be a place where students can learn about themselves as well as the world around them. Integrating the arts into the core curriculum is a proven strategy for helping to address all the needs of students. In elementary schools, arts-integrated learning has been shown to improve students’ social, emotional, core academic, and arts learning. Art Works for Kids is happy to announce the new and improved Lesson Plan Tool is up and running! Lesson plans for all grade levels, art forms and subject matter are available for your […]
The Mandala Magic lesson plan Integrates Visual Art and Science. Students will research and observe different patterns in nature and use those patterns to construct Mandalas. This lesson also includes a mini lesson on radial symmetrical design.
The “Science” of Collage lesson plan integrates Visual Art and Science. Students will learn to identify and explain organic shapes used in an art collage. Also includes a mini lesson from Kara Kramer's One Minute, No Glue Collage and a video link to Rex Ray inspired collage painting.
Drawing “Monsters” is a great way to get students into the habit of looking for and identifying different shapes. This quick 30 minute lesson for the “littles” integrates shape recognition, active listening and small motor skill practice.
Mind Mapping is a visual form of note taking that offers an overview of a topic and its complex information, allowing students to comprehend, create new ideas and build connections. Through the use of drawings, color, images and words, Mind Mapping encourages students to begin with a central idea and expand outward.
Use Go Away Big Green Monster to integrate Visual Art and Literacy. Students will listen for details in a story and recreating those detail in a drawn “map.” The, they will use the map to make a final painting/collage picture of the Big Green Monster described in the book.
Guest Blogger: Aleia Nay Visual Art Specialist at Oscarson Elementary School, Piute School District The 3rd and 4th grade classes, under the supervision of BTSALP Visual Art Specialist, Aleia Nay constructed Flashlight Shadow Puppet Narratives. This is a combination classroom since Oscarson Elementary only has 35 students in their school. STANDARD 3.V.CR.1: Elaborate on an imaginative idea and apply knowledge of resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art making process. The students have been learning about the properties of light in their science unit. Materials Needed: flashlights paper black colored pencil sharpie visual aids projector screen Each […]
Guest Blogger: Melanie Haslam Melanie Haslam is the BTSALP Visual Art Specialist at Canyon Elementary School in Cache County. Follow along step by step as she brings Science, History and Visual Art together with Eco Printing. A big thank you to Melanie for an excellent lesson and blog post! Supplies: watercolor paper trays for soaking paper a variety of fresh leaves from different plants (any color, but not dry leaves) mordants (I used iron oxide and alum) 2 large tiles (that will fit in a pot) large c-clamps a large pot with a wire rack a heat source (I have […]