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Celebrate the colors and shapes of nature’s bounty in a Giuseppe Arcimboldo-inspired self-portrait. Learn about incorporating fruits and vegetables into your diet as part of a healthy lifestyle in this cross-curriculum lesson plan.
Our bodies need the vitamins in fruits and vegetables to help maintain a healthy weight and fight disease. Organize students into small groups. Students work as a group to brainstorm a list of as many fruits and vegetables as possible. Which are the class favorites?
Artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo created portrait paintings using fruits and vegetables. Student groups research Arcimboldo’s life and works. Provide a vareity of text and electronic resources to assist students in this investigation. Encourage students to examine how he uses simple items to create more complex forms. What artists has he inspired?
Individual students create their own Arcimboldo-inspired self portraits. Use Crayola® Crayons to add facial features, hair and other details using fruits, vegetables and other healthy food choices. Look at Arcimboldo’s paintings and real produce as inspiration.
Use a variety of creative coloring techniques when making the portraits. Use crayon pressure variations, outlining and creating new colors to add dimension to the drawings.
Share portraits with small groups of classmates. Students discuss how they incorporated learning about Arcimboldo and his artwork to create their original portraits.
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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Open the golden door of Ellis Island and explore the history of immigration in the United States.
Explore cultures through clothing, using a variety of Crayola Colored Pencils and construction paper to make 3-D models
Feed teens’ appetite for popular music with this lesson inspired by songs that reflect the times in which they were writ
Use Crayola® MiniStampers and Markers to create patterned designs similar to traditional Ashanti Adinkra cloth.
Invite students to get presidential with Crayola Model Magic® finger puppets! Then practice questioning skills with pres
Update an ancient craft with contemporary designs and art materials. These holiday ornaments are light and unbreakable,
Learn about Japan---its geography, culture, sports, and industries? Decorate a fan with symbols of the country, past or