Who was the first Black woman in North America to be elected mayor? Daurene Lewis, from Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Sh
What happens when you combine an art technique called sgraffito with the beauty of spiral designs in nature? You get a c
Do animals have feelings? Read about famous animals who have displayed human like emotions. Create expressive “pet portr
Students strengthen observation and memory skills with primitive style paintings depicting holiday and/or seasonal activ
Tie together shaped poetry with watercolor animal sketches to create a cohesive artistic expression with a very silly si
Modern artist Wolf Kahn is well known as a Color Field painter and a landscape artist. He has combined both interests in
Antony and Cleopatra have been the subject of a tale fraught with drama for many years. Cleopatra was always depicted we
Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson not only is a great story about the African American culture and the significance of quil
Our vocabulary and lives are filled with words, sayings and things from other countries. They have become part of our ev
After reading Old Bear by Kevin Henkes, students are inspired to create beautiful seasonal scenes with lots of line and
Freeze an adorable face forever in this frosty frame.
Create a classroom book! Combine short narratives with art to make a compelling piece of original literature.
What shapes are people’s houses? Discover diverse dwellings—and make dioramas representing them—from around the world.
Students extend the story in the book Extra Yarn by placing themselves into the storyline.
Does something need to be perfect to be beautiful? Middle school students will reflect on broken objects and create “fra
Make a simple moveable painting in watercolors and markers to illustrate how tides affect the life and landscape along t
Bananas are a ubiquitous fruit—but what do children really know about them? Explore how banana plants grow, their fibers
Design a miniature Statue of Liberty—to scale! Inspire small groups of future engineers, poets, lawyers, and journalists
Create a deck of cards using historical people as subjects. Along with the name of the person include fun facts. The car
Create a “Mondrian-like” world by simply using squares, rectangles and primary colors!
Jeremy is a little boy who never leaves his room until the demanding monster he draws to entertain himself forces him to
Create a multi-media weaving that pops with texture and is crowned with a majestic bird drawing.
Students use their knowledge of geometry to skate the Polar Regions with the Arctic animals!
Transfer your knowledge of the color wheel to a color cube!
Combine simple shapes and splashes of color to create Klee-like castles.
Explore Martin Jenkin’s book, Chameleons Are Cool, and find out why chameleons change color. Then create your own chamel
Play a game in pairs that challenges students to describe and classify their knowledge and research into one word catego
Count the swinging, roaring and munching animals in this wild haiku zoo – and then count the syllables too!
Explore warm and cool colors and glue drawing in these breathtaking leaf watercolor paintings.
Billboards, commercials, vibrant packaging…. Invite students to focus intently on just one of the many stimuli they are
Engage students in real life problem solving by inviting them to play the role of artists commissioned to create works o
“Artists are Masters of Illusion” In this art project a series of simple images, with simple variations, are sequenced
Confront those scary fears of bumps in the night with this lesson. Students draw parts of monsters and reassemble in a c
Customs and traditions connect cultures, peoples and families. This art piece celebrates the connective fibers of our fa
In the cold and ice George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River in 1776 in Durham boats to surprise the
Charles Darwin was a naturalist and geologist best known for his evolutionary theories. While visiting the Galapagos Isl
Students can create anything 2-dimensional on a Crayola® Dry-Erase Board. Take a digital image and upload to a class dro
Explore nature and art through Eric Carle’s book about a busy spider.
Taking art outdoors, this lesson explores shadows and light through contour figure drawings. Students will have fun imag
Inspire discussion of basic human needs and world peace with this mobile design project. Integrate social studies, langu
After enjoying the book “Smelly Socks” by R. Munsch with the class, discuss the biographical information that can be gat
Have fun with color in a way that Andy Warhol did! Use copy machine copies as the basic work while students focus on the
The book, Swimmy by L. Lionni, inspires a paper painting mural by students recreating a major event in the book! Art an
This Science + Art activity has students incorporating fact-based drawings while using their color illustrations to find
This fun-folding sculpture transforms basic cardstock into a sparkling statement as glitter catches light! Students make
In 2016, at the US Embassy in Beijing, China, a special sculpture will be installed. Invite students to create a mini ve
Polka dots with stripes…peanut butter burritos…that’s just the beginning of “mismatches” for delightfully diverse Mariso
Recurring patterns are found in nature in many different things. They are called fractals. Think of a snow flake, peaco