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Combine symbols and words to tell a story much like Betye and Alison Saar do in their art. Continue an ancient Asian and African tradition!
Betye Saar is an African American artist who uses found materials in her artwork. Invite students to investigate Saar's life and professional career. Organize various text and Internet resources for students to use during this research.
Saar uses found objects to create constructions that have personal meanings. Like the traditional storytellers of Africa, Betye Saar believes that her art has a message for its viewers. Encourage students to create a drawing that has symbolic personal meaning, one which can be described to classmates. Use Crayola® Washable Markers to draw a variety of images on lightly colored construction paper. Each image should mean something specific to the individual student artist. Students arrange images so the composition is interesting.
Students write a short description of the meaning of their drawings. Describe what each image means, and how they work together to tell the intended story. Display each student's drawing and writing together.
Focus on historic achievements and positive role models with this collaborative monument making project.
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This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
Feed teens’ appetite for popular music with this lesson inspired by songs that reflect the times in which they were writ
Picasso’s art career spanned many decades and included a variety of styles and influences. Create a portrait collage ins
Create an original pop-art repetitive portrait based on a study the life and work of Andy Warhol.
Update an ancient craft with contemporary designs and art materials. These holiday ornaments are light and unbreakable,
Explore cultures through clothing, using a variety of Crayola Colored Pencils and construction paper to make 3-D models
Open the golden door of Ellis Island and explore the history of immigration in the United States.