"When Marian Sang" by Pam Munoz Ryan, a picture book that deals with following one's dreams and persisting in the face o
Design and decorate a symbolic carp streamer in the Japanese tradition of Kodomonohi (Children's Day).
Pretty purses and bulging backpacks and all around us! Design a distinctive bag with special features to accommodate a s
Link the visual and language arts! After drawing memories in the style of folk artist Clementine Hunter, classmates tell
Explore ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics! Invent a secret code and make an authentic-looking cartouche.
This pillow will “pop” with color, line and style! Inspired by the Pop art movement, this three dimensional creation wil
Students learn about Josie’s carvings after reading Pictures of Hollis Woods. What kind of carving would Josie make of t
Students create playful pop-ups to present character studies of mythological figures using colored pencils, markers and
Imagine you lived in a castle in France, Germany, or Italy during the Middle Ages. What crops would grow on the land? Gr
Celebrate the colors and shapes of nature’s bounty in a Giuseppe Arcimboldo-inspired self-portrait. Learn about incorpor
Create a castle with recycled boxes, Crayola® Washable Sidewalk Paint, and a good imagination. Write a play script for t
Ship figureheads used to embody the spirit of each sailing ship. Students create figures that symbolize who they are for
Is it a setting for a Medieval play, contemporary mystery, or royal family? This castle comes complete with finger puppe
Explore the mysteries of caves as you create original crayon resist cave scenes.
Transform yourself into a fantastic new creature, using design elements and principles of visual organization to make a
Before roads crossed our nation, rivers served as roadways to move cargo. Learn about the engineering of the canal era o
Explore celebrations across the globe! Capture a celebratory moment of your own by designing a colorful fabric banner!
Explore the various modes of transportation used to move west across North America in the 1800s. Create a scene with pa
Students trace around their hands to imitate the look of intricate henna designs on paper. These traditional, temporary
Read and write myths and legends about celestial bodies then portray the personalities of the sun, moon, and stars in Mo
Inspire students to create an unusual view of their artwork as they use diagonal folding, rotating and flipping to compl
How do boats move?
Introduce, or refresh, the concepts of 3-dimensional shapes and volume with your students. Investigate Joel Shapiro’s us
After experiencing a read aloud of "Chameleons are Cool" by Martin Jenkins students create an original environment with