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30 Unique and Creative Painting Ideas for Kids
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Give kids a paintbrush and a box of watercolors, and they can stay busy for hours all on their own. But, did you know there are plenty of other ways to get creative with paint? You can paint with bubbles, use salt for texture, or even build a paint pendulum. They’re all here in this roundup of incredible painting ideas for kids!

Subject:
Arts Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Jill Staake
We Are Teachers
Date Added:
10/01/2020
Air Canada enRoute
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Curate your own exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario; swim with African penguins at the San Diego Zoo; travel back in time at the Louvre; visit the Canadian Museum of History; blast into outer space with NASA. This site offers all of these opportunities for your student to experience.

Subject:
Arts Education
Science
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Air Canada
Date Added:
04/02/2020
Analyzing First Nations Art
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Students sat in a circle around a collection of about twenty posters of First
Nations art laid on the floor. Students shared thoughts about what they saw in
common in many of the pieces of art (ie. Animals, faces, colors, etc.)
Students looked at the piece of art nearest them and looked for animals, faces,
etc. We listed the ideas that had been shared.
The following day, students were given a graphic organizer containing each of
the ideas generated the day before. In pairs, they analyzed one piece of art
they’d not seen before. They completed the graphic organizer and were asked

Subject:
Arts Education
Native Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Animals in Winter Project
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We started this project by reading the story “Over & Under the Snow” By Kate
Messner. While reading the story, we talked about the different animals that we
saw and what they did in the pictures. After reading the book we, we made a
chart of animals that lived over the snow and animals that lived under the snow
(both from the story and our prior knowledge. We then decided to make a large
mural of what animals do over and under the snow with the list that we had
made. Students were split into different groups that were in charge of various
animals (ex. animals under the snow, animals over the snow, animals in the sky
and nature). Using their creativity, they were to create pictures of animals in their
certain category through collaboration with one another.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
09/06/2018
Art App
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The NGAkids Art Zone app contains eight interactive activities inspired by works in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, plus a sketchbook for freehand drawing and a personal exhibition space where users can save and display art created with the program. The child-friendly interface, easy-to-use tools, and the overarching emphasis on discovery, careful looking, and artistic self-expression make the NGAkids app educational and fun for the whole family.

Subject:
Arts Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
NGAkids
Date Added:
03/26/2020
Art Videos for Kids on YouTube by Kristen Brunner
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This collection of art videos will support teachers and students in their quest to learn more about art.

Videos include: Matisse, Chagall, Michelangelo, pointillism, Britto, Chinese Dragon, Dali, Pollock, Tin Art, Kindness Rocks, Landscapes, Fashion Design, Collaborative Portraits, Zentangle, Howard, Dhurrie Rug, Magritte.

There are great ideas for lessons here, information about famous artists and great individual or collaborative projects.

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kristen Brunner
Laurel Burch
Date Added:
09/28/2018
Art in Engineering - Moving Art
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Educational Use
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Students learn how forces are used in the creation of art. They come to understand that it is not just bridge and airplane designers who are concerned about how forces interact with objects, but artists as well. As "paper engineers," students create their own mobiles and pop-up books, and identify and use the forces (air currents, gravity, hand movement) acting upon them.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Denise W. Carlson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Natalie Mach
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Art projects for kids and the whole family!
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This is a fun website that leads the viewer by step by step instructions to complete the art project. There are a variety of materials they use from pencils, crayons, markers, water colors, and pastels. They draw, do origami, and use different styles to complete the projects. They also have a printable version that can be used if there is no internet access.
This site requires a membership but you can also find a lot of their older videos on YouTube.
There are free lessons available.

Subject:
Arts Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Date Added:
01/30/2019
Artsology
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This site offers arts education resources for teachers and parents. It helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art.

Subject:
Arts Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Artsology
Date Added:
03/26/2020
Benaki Museum - Virtual Tour
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Located in Greece, the Benaki Museum features European and Asian pieces of artwork dating all the way back to prehistoric ages. In addition to having a massive collection of art you can explore virtually, the Benaki also offers audio tours for several of their larger exhibits.

Subject:
Arts Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
The Benaki Museum
Date Added:
05/13/2020
Book 5, Music Across Classrooms: English Language Arts. Chapter 6: Celebrating Community With Art and Poetry (High School Version)
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In this lesson, students will consider the many kinds of communities that exist, and reflect on their own special ties to a community they are a part of. After watching the video for "Sunday Candy," and hearing the poetry of Chicago-based Kevin Coval, students will hold their own poetry slam featuring poems about community.

Subject:
Arts Education
Band
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachRock
Date Added:
10/08/2019
Botany & Art and Their Roles in Conservation
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The lessons in this issue of Smithsonian in Your Classroom introduce the work of botanists and botanical illustrators, specifically their race to make records of endangered plant species around the world. “Very little of the world’s flora has been fully studied,” says one Smithsonian botanist, “and time is running out.” In the first lesson, students gets to know six endangered plants. They examine illustrations, photographs, and dried specimens of the plants as they consider this question: If a scientist can take a picture of a plant, are there advantages in having an illustration? They go on to consider some of the big questions that botanists themselves must ask: Which of these species are most in need of conservation efforts? Are any of these plants more worth saving than others?In the second lesson, the students try their own hands at botanical illustration, following the methods of a Smithsonian staff illustrator. All that is required for the lesson are pencils, markers, tracing paper, and access to a photocopier.

Subject:
Arts Education
Agriculture Studies
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Provider Set:
Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund
Author:
Smithsonian Institute
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Botany and Art: Their Roles in Conservation
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Students are introduced to the work of botanists and botanical illustrators, and specifically to their race to make records of endangered plant species around the world. Students examine illustrations, photographs, and dried specimens of endangered plants and consider the conservation value of an illustration over a photographic image. In a second session, students try their own hands at botanical illustration and follow the methods of a Smithsonian staff illustrator. Pencils, markers, tracing paper, and access to a photocopier are required.

Subject:
Arts Education
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Provider Set:
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Author:
Smithsonian Institutions
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Boucher's Madame de Pompadour
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This art history video discussion examines Francois Boucher's "Madame de Pompadour", oil on canvas, 1750 (extention of canvas and additional painting likely added by Boucher later, Fogg Museum.

Subject:
Arts Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Steven Zucker
Date Added:
10/10/2018
Carmen Sandiego
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Lead the new generation of curious explorers!

Create a well-rounded education with free lessons, activities, games and more! From social studies to world languages to SEL, Carmen Sandiego inspires curiosity in every subject.

Lead students through over 100 classroom activities inspired by the new Netflix series.

Travel the world with Carmen and our partners at Google Earth and Google Expeditions.

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Subject:
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Date Added:
06/25/2019
Continuous Line Robots and Art
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Educational Use
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Students use the robot paths they documented during the associated Robots on Ice Engineering Challenge activity to learn about and then make artwork. During the previous activity, students recorded the path of their robots through a maze in order to collect data during a remote research simulation. Now, they take a new look at the robot paths, seeing them from an art perspective as continuous line drawings. Students learn about Picasso’s famous works of art that used the same technique. Then they learn the artistic definition of a line and see examples of how it is used in different art pieces; they practice making continuous line drawings and then create sculptures of their drawings using colorful wire. A PowerPoint® presentation is provided to guide the activity.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Anthony Spears
Ayanna Howard
Carrie Beth Rykowski
Date Added:
05/07/2018