The Art Teacher's Survival Guide for Elementary and Middle Schools
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Easy ways to infuse art into classroom learning One of the most popular books in the Jossey-Bass Teacher series is now available in a completely updated and expanded version. With more than 110 creative art projects in varied types of media--from drawing to digital--plus tips, tools, and curricular resources, The Art Teacher's Survival Guide for Elementary and Middle Schools offers everything a teacher needs to know to present an effective arts education program. Classroom teachers who want to include art projects as part of the content curriculum and art teachers looking for new ideas will all find fresh inspiration in this exciting new edition. It features numerous new projects and draws on multicultural traditions, includes reproducible pages, and provides detailed instructions with illustrations, links to content learning, and modifications for different ages. Authoritative, practical, and user-friendly, this comprehensive guide is an invaluable addition to every K-8 teacher's basic classroom tools.
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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 215 x 273 x 25mm | 1,176g
  • Jossey Bass Wiley
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd Edition
  • ill
  • 0470183020
  • 9780470183021
  • 76,537

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The Art Teacher's Survival Guide

Second Edition

This long-awaited second edition, The Art Teacher's Survival Guide, offers K-8 art specialists and classroom teachers everything needed to conduct an effective arts education program. Comprehensive, practical, and completely updated, the book provides guidance, tools, and resources on teaching and appreciating the visual arts--including production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics. It also includes more than 100 creative art projects in varied media, many new to this edition.

Special features of this edition include: information on the characteristics, skills, and understandings to be expected of students by grade level as aligned with the National Visual Arts Standards; suggestions on appropriate art activities by grade level, especially for enriching content learning and including adaptations for children with special needs; an expanded section on art lesson planning, with ideas for integrating arts activities into lessons across the curricula; detailed art history timelines with links to language arts, math, science, and other content areas; a multicultural art section featuring Chinese calligraphy, Mexican Day of the Dead altars, and similar projects from diverse cultures; new projects in watercolor, printmaking, nature illustration, and digital media; and updated resource handouts. Each project focuses on appropriate design elements and principles and includes illustrations along with detailed directions for both teacher and student. A lay-flat binding makes the projects easily reproducible.

The book's twelve chapters cover a broad range of topics, including: Let's Teach Art What We Teach Fun with Art History and Appreciation Paper Drawing with Pencil, Pastels, Crayons, and Markers Painting Printmaking Multicultural Art Ceramics Three-Dimensional Design Architecture, the Built Environment Digital Media, Photography, and Video

The book is richly illustrated throughout with handsome black and white reproductions of fine art, folk art, and drawings.
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Table of contents

About This Book v


The Author vi


Acknowledgments vii


Chapter 1: Let?s Teac h Art 1


Why We Teach Art 1


Whole-Brain Development ? Character Development Whom We
Teach 2


Every Student, Daily ? Students with Disabilities ?
Attention-Seeking Students ? Gifted Students


What Children Should Know and Be Able to Do 3


Skill Building ? Grade Level Characteristics: The
Kindergarten Child; The First-Grade Child; The Second-Grade Child;
The Third-Grade Child; The Fourth-Grade Child; The Fifth-Grade
Child; The Sixth-Grade Student; The Seventh-Grade Student; The
Eighth-Grade Student ? Adaptations for Primary Children


Adaptations in Art for Special-Needs Students 23


General Suggestions ? The Student with Impaired Vision
? The Student with Autism ? The Student with Impaired
Hearing ? The Student with Motor Impairment ? The
Student with Behavioral Disabilities ? The Student with
Developmental Disabilities


How We Teach?Thoughts on Teaching Art 26


Encouraging Creativity ? Relationships with Students


Where We Teach 28


The Regular Classroom ? The Art Classroom ? From a
Cart


The Basics for an Art Specialist 29


Communicating with Classroom Teachers ? Setting Routines
? Using Seating Charts ? Rewarding Good Behavior
? Controlling Noise ? Organizing the Classroom ?
Managing Equipment ? Storing Artwork ? Maintaining
Portfolios ? Displaying Student Work Outside the Art Room
? Signing Work ? Making Labels ? Preparing
Student Notebooks ? Cleaning Up ? Dismissing Students
? Bringing in New Art Materials ? Recycling


Parent and Community Relations 33


Parent Volunteers ? Newsletters ? Student
Recognition


Public Relations Guidelines 36


Where Art Information Might Be Seen ? Before Contacting
the Newspaper ? What Is Newsworthy? What Makes a Unique
Story? ? Photo Guidelines


Tips on Photographing Art 38


Digital Photography ? Setting Up Artwork to Photograph
? Photographing Artwork in Process Tips on Safety 40


General Suggestions ? Working with Clay ? Care of
Cutting Tools ? Equipment ? Recommended Materials


Tips on Creating Art Bulletin Boards 42


Materials ? Hints ? Suggested Themes


Tips on Matting Student Artwork 44


Materials ? Personalize Purchased Mats ? Things to
Keep in Mind ? The Easy Way ? Cutting a Mat


Chapter 2: What We Teac h 46


Personal Expression 46


Individualism and Problem Solving 47


The Big Idea ? Pop Culture ? Service Learning


Exploring the Elements of Art and Principles of Design 48


Line 49


Color 50


Value 51


Space 52


Shape and Form 53


Texture 54


Repetition 55


Balance 56


Emphasis 57


Contrast 58


Unity 59


Topics We Teach 60


Unit Suggestions


Content Connections 61


Foreign Language ? Language Arts ? Math ?
Music ? Science ? Social Studies Celebrations 65


Themes Based on Seasons of the Year 66


Tips on Writing Art Lesson Plans 67


National Visual Arts Standards (K?4) 69


National Visual Arts Standards (5?8) 71


DBAE (Discipline-Based Art Education) 73


Art Production ? Art History ? Art
Criticism/Analysis ? Aesthetic Awareness ?
Discipline-Based Art Education Standards


Art Lesson Plan 75


Assessment 76


Authentic Assessment ? Portfolios ? Written Work,
Journals or Sketchbooks, Self-Assessment?Classroom Critiques
or Discussions ? Scoring Guide or Rubric ?
Interviews


Chapter 3: Fun with Art History and Appreciation 78


Bring Art History to Life: Timelines 79


Timeline #1: 30,000 b.c.?a.d. 1 (Handout) 80


Art Projects for Integrated Learning, Timeline #1 81


Timeline #2: a.d. 1?1150 (Handout) 83


Art Projects for Integrated Learning, Timeline #2 84


Timeline #3: 1150?1650 (Handout) 86


Art Projects for Integrated Learning, Timeline #3 87


Timeline #4: 1650?1900 (Handout) 89


Art Projects for Integrated Learning, Timeline #4 90


Timeline #5: 1900?Present (Handout) 92


Art Projects for Integrated Learning, Timeline #5 93


Using Art Reproductions 95


Portrait Gallery ? Token Response ? Draw an Artwork
from a Description ? Scavenger Hunt ? Compare and
Contrast ? Bulletin Board ? Be a Live Painting ?
Gallery Curators


Art Activities with Postcards 97


Sorting and Matching ? Edges, Lines, and Colors ?
Extend a Postcard ? Expand a Postcard ? Postcard
Puzzles


Purchased Educational Games 100


Art Game Vendors ? Word Games ? Jumbles ? Mix
and Match Talking About Art: A Gallery Experience 101


A Real Museum Visit


Gallery Walk 102


Aesthetics 103


Writing with Art 103


Writing Projects ? Conversations with a Drawing ?
Collage-Writing Exercise ? Writing Poetry About Art Project
3-1.

Mandala (colored pencil, ballpoint pen) 108


Alternative Project: A Journey Through My Life


Project 3-2. Write and Illustrate a Myth (watercolor crayons)
110


Alternative Project: Make a Good-Luck Symbol ? Content
Connections: Social Studies and Science?Circles

and Standing Stones ? Calendar ? Multicultural
Connection: Storytelling Project 3-3.


The Art Sketchbook or Journal (black ink marker, colored pencil,
or watercolor) 113


Chapter 4: Pa per 115


Introduction 115


Project 4-1. Imagination Station (construction paper) 116


Alternative for Younger Students: Imaginative Animals


Changing Paper (Handout) 118


Project 4-2. Portrait Heads in Paper (paper manipulation and
paper cutting) 119


Alternative Projects: Torn-Paper Face Collage; Bas-Relief
Portraits; Shaped Construction Paper Three-Dimensional Masks
? Content Connections: Language Arts?Give It a Life
? Social Studies?Real People Portraits


Portrait Heads (Handout) 122


Collage 123


General Guidelines for Working in Collage


Project 4-3. Collage Cityscape (corrugated cardboard collage)
125


Alternative Projects: Paint a Cityscape; Cityscape or Torn-Paper
Collage ? Content Connections: Language Arts?The Old
Town ? Social Studies?Mapping; Evolution of a City


Project 4-4. Flower Garden (fadeless paper collage) 128


Content Connection: Science?Plant Identification and
Seasonal Growth; Marine Plant Life


Project 4-5. Geometric Cut-Out Animals (collage) 130


Adaptation for Younger Students: Shape Relationships ?
Alternative Project: Paper Cut-Out Collages?Natural Forms
? Content Connection: Science?Extinct Animals


Project 4-6. Story Quilt (construction paper collage) 132


Alternative Project: Muslin Quilt ? Content Connections:
Language Arts?Write the Story of Your Quilt Block ?
Mathematics?Math Problems Quilt; Computer-Designed Quilt
Block; Traditional Geometric Blocks ? Science?Creatures
and Their Environments Quilt Blocks; Favorite Food Quilt ?
Social Studies?? My State? Quilt Blocks; Cultural
Quilt Blocks; Transportation Quilt Blocks


Project 4-7. Handmade Paper 136


Content Connections: Language Arts?Recipes, Poems, Stories
About Paper ? Science?Paper in the Egyptian and Chinese
Styles ? Social Studies?Timeline: Development of
Paper


Project 4-8. Marbleized Paper (acrylic paint) 140


Alternative Projects: Liquid Starch; Marbleize with Pastels;
Traditional Marbleizing with Oil on Water


Making Books 143


Project 4-9. Pop-Up Greeting Cards (paper) 144


Pop-Ups (Handout) 146


Project 4-10. The Art Book, an Accordion-Folded Pop-Up (mixed
media) 147


Content Connections: Language Arts?Haiku, Alphabet, or
Poetry Book; Quotation or Story ? Science?A Nature Book
? Foreign Language?Story Book in a Foreign Language
? Social Studies?Honor an Ancestor


Project 4-11. Personal Nature Journal (spiral-bound or copy
paper) 151


Adaptation for Primary Students: Copy Paper Journal


Project 4-12. The Shaped Book (copy paper) 155


Adaptations for Younger Students: One-Fold Book; Dictated
Story


Chapter 5: Drawing with Pencil, Pa stels, Crayons, and Markers
158


Project 5-1. The Bestiary; Animal Drawings (latex house paint
and colored pencil) 159


Alternative Project: Mythical Creatures ? Content
Connections: Language Arts?Animal Journal; Animal Personality
Story ? Science?Animal Behavior


Animals (Handout) 162


Other Classifications of Animals (Handout) 163


Project 5-2. Signing Alphabet; Drawing the Hand (pencil and
colored pencil) 164


Signing Alphabet (Handout) 166


Pastels , Crayons , and Chalk 167


Project 5-3. Still Life (Oil pastel resist with fluorescent
markers) 168


Project 5-4. Making the Small Monumental (pastel) 170


Alternative Project: The Whole Room and Your Hands


Project 5-5. The ?Wild Beasts? (The Fauves) (roofing
paper, glue, oil pastels) 172


Alternative Project: Expressionistic Group Murals


Project 5-6. Hidden Birds (crayon etching, ink over crayon or
oil pastel) 174


Content Connections: Science?Species in Danger ?
Social Studies?Artists and Pioneers


Project 5-7. I Saw a Ship Come Sailing In (chalk and crayon
transfer) 176


Alternative Project: Scientific Illustration ? Content
Connection: Social Studies?Flat Earth Society; Sailing Ship
History


Markers 179


Project 5-8. Folded Tissue Designs (watercolor marker) 180


Lines and Patterns (Handout) 182


Project 5-9. Geometry and Renaissance Art 183


Alternative Project: Tondo Paintings ? Content Connection:
Mathematics?Golden Rectangle


Project 5-10. In the Manner of . . . Artistic Interpretation
(pastel, colored pencil or acrylic paint) 186


Alternative Projects: Line Drawing in an Artist?s Style;
Put Your Face Right Here; Carnival Backdrop Paintings


Project 5-11. Stuffed Fish (Overwriter Markers (R)) 189


Alternative Project: Stuffed Paper Sculptures


Project 5-12. Tessellations (marker) 191


Project 5-13. I Can Draw a Straight Line (nature drawings with
fine-line marker and ruler) 193


Alternative Project: Line Portrait on a Computer


Project 5-14. Postcard Art?Put It in the Mail (mixed
media?black marker, ink, watercolor) 195


Content Connection: Social Studies?International
Pen-Pals


Project 5-15. Why Not Be a Cartoonist? 197


Alternative Projects: The One-Frame Cartoon; Caricature


Comic Shorthand (Handout) 199


Chapter 6: Pa inting 200


Tempera or Acrylic Paint 200


Project 6-1. Personal Rainbow Color Wheel (tempera) 202


Adaptation for Younger Students: Primary and Secondary Colors
? Alternative Projects: Rainbow Wave: Moving Figure; Group
Project Color Wheels ? Content Connection:
Science?Color in Light; Color in Pigment


Project 6-2. Enlarge a Masterpiece (tempera) 205


Adaptation for Younger Students: Black and White Enlargement
? Alternative Projects: Project It on the Wall; Put It on the
Ceiling; Oil Pastel Enlargement on Tagboard; Substitute Your Own
Face ? Content Connections: Science Environmental Mural with
Animal Life ? Social Studies?Schoolwide Theme Mural


Project 6-3. Legs, Wings, Claws, and Antennas (tempera) 208


Content Connections: Science?Flying and Crawling Creatures
? Language Arts?Short Story About ?My
Creature?


Project 6-4. Winter Whites: Animals of the Far North and South
(tempera) 210


Content Connection: Science?Winter Camouflage; Hibernation
Habits


Project 6-5. The Mysterious Jungle (acrylic or tempera) 212


Alternative Project: Oil Pastel and Black Tempera Resist


Watercolor 215


Project 6-6. Watercolor Chart (experiments with techniques and
media) 216


Adaptation for Younger Students: Experiments in Mark-Making
? Alternative Project: Still Life with Special Color Scheme
? Content Connection: Science?Pigments


Project 6-7. ?Leaf? It to Me (watercolor) 220


Project 6-8. The Old House (watercolor) 222


Content Connections: Language Arts?Describe Your Own Home
? Mathematics?Measure Your Room and Find the Area


Project 6-9. Spectacular Vernacular (water-soluble marker and
watercolor) 224


Content Connections: Language Arts?Class Preservation Book
? Social Studies?Preservation Conversation


Project 6-10. Sunflowers and Irises (water-soluble crayons or
Payons (R)) 227


Adaptation for Younger Students: From Seed to Flower ?
Alternative Project: Giant Flowers ? Content Connections:
Science?Plant Your Subject; Botanical Drawing; Plant Studies
? Language Arts?Tell Me About van Gogh


Project 6-11. Weaving with the Happy Accident (weaving with
watercolor and mixed media) 230


Alternative Projects: Landscape or Seascape; Woven Paper Basket
? Content Connection: Social Studies?Paper Weaving


Project 6-12. Painting to Music (crayon [or Craypas] and
watercolor resist) 233


Content Connection: Language Arts?Write to Music


Project 6-13. Dressed for Sport, a Self-Portrait (watercolor
resist) 236


Content Connections: Health and Physical Education?Pick a
Sport; Sports Heroes ? Mathematics?Sports Statistics;
Design a Scoreboard


Project 6-14. Fantasy or Surrealistic Art (mixed media) 239


Content Connection: Language Arts?Nouns, Verbs,
Adjectives; Stream-of- Consciousness Writing


Project 6-15. ?Sell Your Product? Poster (mixed
media) 242


Content Connection: Social Studies?Analyze Marketing
Strategies


Chapter 7: Printmaking 245


General Information 245


Inking Stations ? Mess Control ? Preparing Dampened
Paper for Monoprinting or Embossing ? Inking Techniques
? Multiple Color Prints ? Registration ? Printing
Techniques ? Signing Prints ? Storing Plates ?
Transferring a Design ? Prints Are Backward! ? What to
Print On ? Improving a Print ? What to Do When Prints
Are Done


Methods of Printmaking 249


Collage Prints ? Embossed Prints ? Monotype ?
Monoprint ? Printing ?Plates? for Monoprints or
Monotypes ? Relief Prints ? Rubbings (Frottage) ?
Serigraphy (Silkscreen Print) ? Stenciling ? Intaglio
Printing (Etching Process) ? Stamping


Project 7-1. Colorful Tiles (combination printing with brayers
and stamps) 253


Alternative Project: Stamped Cityscape


Project 7-2. Relief Prints (modular designs with lino-cuts)
256


Alternative Projects: Repeat Pattern; Eraser Stamp or Watercolor
Marker; Group Print; Reduction- Relief Print; Incised Soft
Surfaces


Project 7-3. Provincetown Prints (print, watercolor marker)
259


Multicultural Project: Adinkra Cloth Stamps ? Content
Connection: Language Arts?Alphabet Stamps


Project 7-4. Collagraph 262


Adaptations for Younger Students: Polymer-Medium Monotype;
Flattened Straws ? Alternative Projects: Aluminum-Foil
Relief; Inner-Tube Printing; Tape Printing; Matboard and Gesso
Print


Project 7-5. The Monotype, in the Manner of Degas (water-based
ink) 265


Alternative Projects: Subtractive Print and Ghost Image;
Paper-to-Paper or Plastic-to-Paper Monotypes


Project 7-6. Matboard Monotypes (matboard, water-based markers)
267


Alternative Project: YUPO (R) Synthetic Paper Printing
Plate


Project 7-7. Three Trees (drypoint etching on plastic) 270


Content Connections: Social Studies?Scrimshaw ?
Science?Name That Tree!


Chapter 8: Multicultural Art 273


Traditional and Nontraditional Techniques 273


Universal Symbols (Handout) 274


Project 8-1. Aboriginal ?Dreamings? (tempera)
275


Alternative Project: Bark Paintings ? Content Connection:
Language Arts?Write a Walkabout


Aboriginal Symbols (Handout) 278


Project 8-2. Walking Cane (papier mache formed on
sticks) 279


Adaptation for Younger Students: Stick Snakes and Lizards
? Content Connection: Social Studies? Learn About Folk
Art


Project 8-3. The Three Perfections: Chinese Calligraphy, Poetry,
and Painting (ink on paper) 281


Adaptation for Younger Students: Chinese Fable


Traditional Asian Brushstrokes (Handout) 284


Project 8-4. Japanese Sumi-e?Seven Shades of Black (ink
and watercolor on paper) 285


Content Connection: Language Arts?Haiku Poetry


Project 8-5. Japanese Fish Printing (ink and watercolor) 288


Alternative Project: Foamcore Fish Print ? Content
Connections: Science?Underwater Habitats; Scientific Fish
Illustration ? Language Arts?Haiku Poetry Celebration;
Rainbow Fish


Project 8-6. Mexican Folk Art Animals (papier mache on
aluminum-foil armature) 291


Adaptation for Younger Students: Papier Mache Snakes
? Alternative Project: Balsa Foam (R) Carvings


Project 8-7. Mexican Sun (colored pencil or crayon) 294


Alternative Project: Paper Batik Suns ? Content
Connection: Mathematics?Compasses and Protractors


Project 8-8. Day of the Dead Altar (mixed media) 297


Content Connection: Social Studies?Day of the Dead
Research and Report


Project 8-9. Costa Rican Ox-Cart Wheels 300


Adaptation for Younger Students: Paint a Plate with Radial
Symmetry ? Alternative Project: Costa Rican Tray ?
Content Connections: Mathematics?Hex Signs ?
Science?Tropical Plants and Birds ? Social
Studies?Circular Designs in Other Cultures


Project 8-10. Iznik Tiles (cardboard, markers or colored pencil)
304


Alternative Project: Ceramic Tiles ? Content Connection:
Mathematics?Tessellations


Project 8-11. Pueblo (edge stencils with pastel) 307


Alternative Project: Pueblo Boxes


Project 8-12. Piasa Bird (Thunderbird) (marker) 309


Content Connection: Social Studies?Petroglyph
Comparisons


Native American Bird and Animal Symbols (Handout) 311


Project 8-13. Tablita (cardboard and tempera) 312


Alternative Project: Corn-Dance Sticks ? Content
Connection: Mathematics?Computer Graphics Tablitas


Project 8-14. Wearing Blankets 315


Alternative Projects: Yarn Weaving on Cardboard; All-Class Woven
Wearing Blanket ? Content Connections: Language
Arts?Family Tradition ? Mathematics? Graph-Paper
Blanket; Computer Graphics Blanket ? Social
Studies?Railroads and Native American Art


Project 8-15. Inuit Carvings with Soap 319


Alternative Project: Plaster Carving ? Content
Connections: Science?Arctic Animals ? Social
Studies?Modern Life in the Far North


Project 8-16. Paper-Cuts Around the World 322


Content Connections: Mathematics?Symmetry ? Language
Arts?Heirloom Certificate


Chapter 9: Ceramics 326


Some Considerations for Working with Clay 327


Hand-Building ? Distributing the Clay ? Wedging
? Conditioning Clay ? Working Consistency ?
Identifying the Artwork ? Storing Clay Overnight or Longer
? Safe Storage ? Clay Throwing (Around the Room)
? Working Surfaces ? Tool Substitutes ? Cleanup
? Firing ? Repairing ? Finishing


Definitions of Ceramic Terms (Handout) 330


Project 9-1. Japanese Tea Bowl (clay pinch pot) 331


Content Connection: Social Studies?Have a Tea Ceremony


Project 9-2. Double Pinch Pot (clay) 334


Alternative Projects: Multiple Pinch Pots; Pinch Pot People


Project 9-3. Native American Coiled Pottery 336


Alternative Project: Coils Formed in a Bowl


Project 9-4. Coil-Built Face Pots, A Southern Tradition (clay)
340


Adaptation for Younger Students: Face Pots Using the Pinch Pot
Method ? Alternative Project: Memory Jugs ? Content
Connection: Social Studies?Peruvian Portrait Pots


Slab Construction 343


Project 9-5. Ceramic Architectural Birdhouse (slab method)
345


Adaptation for Younger Students: Birdhouse Picture Tile ?
Alternative Project:


Coil-Method Birdhouse ? Content Connections:
Science?Migratory Patterns ? Social Studies?State
Buildings


Project 9-6. Ceramic Mural (ceramics) 348


Alternative Project: Glazed Tiles ? Modeling in Clay


Project 9-7. Portrait Heads (sculpture in clay) 352


Alternative Projects: Clay Portrait for a Magazine Cover; A
Self-Portrait with Your Favorite Things; Portrait with Attitude


Project 9-8. Bas-Relief Family Sculpture (modeling clay on
cardboard) 356


Alternative Project: Paint with Modeling Clay ? Content
Connection: Social Studies? Commemorative Presentation Medal;
U.S. Government Treaties with Native Americans; Coin Design


Chapter 10: Three-Dimensional Design 359


Project 10-1. Rolled Paper-Tube Sculpture (copy paper) 361


Alternative Projects: Newspaper Tube Sculpture; All-Class Tube
Sculpture ? Content Connection: Mathematics?

House-of-Straw Group Project


Project 10-2. Geometric Units (tagboard or chipboard) 364


Adaptations for Younger Students: Weird Geometric Shapes; Glued
Toothpick Geometric Shapes ? Alternative Projects: Group
Sculpture of Geometric Shapes; Construct a Famous Building with
Geometric Shapes


Geometric Units (Handout) 366


Project 10-3. Plaster of Paris ?Bag Molds? (plaster
and plastic bags) 367


Alternative Projects: Larger Forms; Plaster Leaf or Hand Prints
? Content Connection: Science? Measure Chemical
Reaction Times; Sand Casting Mask -Making 370


Masks as Sculptural Objects ? Themes and Materials for
Masks ? Armatures for the Masks ? To Display Finished
Masks


Masks of the World (Handout) 373


Masks of North America (Handout) 374


Project 10-4. Symmetrical Paper Masks (construction paper)
375


Content Connection: Language Arts?Write a Biographical
Sketch


Project 10-5. Northwest Coast Repousse Masks (aluminum
tooling foil) 378


Content Connection: Social Studies?Special Festivals


Project 10-6. Aluminum Can Masks (recycled cans) 381


Alternative Project: Tin Hanging Ornaments ? Content
Connections: Social Studies?The Universal Language of Masks
? Language Arts?Masks of One Cultural Group


Project 10-7. Cajun Screen-Wire Masks (screen-wire) 384


Alternative Project: Pitchy Patchy Puppets


Papier Mach e 387


Preparation ? Papier Mache Animal ?
Gigantic Papier Mache Masks ? Frontlets


Project 10-8. Papier Mache Milk Jug Masks 389


Alternative Projects: Paint the Jug; Plaster Gauze Face Masks
? Content Connections: Social Studies?Mask Research
Project ? Language Arts?Write a Play


Project 10-9. Greek Vase or Chalice (papier mache
formed on soft-drink bottles) 394


Content Connection: Language Arts?Create a Myth


Project 10-10. Scrap-Wood Assemblage 397


Project 10-11. American Kitsch Restaurant or Hotel 399


Alternative Project: Architectural Rendering


Chapter 11: Architecture, the Built Environment 402


Research and Writing Activities in Architecture 403


Content Connection: Social Studies?Historical Research
About Your City; Government in the City, State, or Nation;
Archaeology; Architectural Timeline; The Old Homeplace; Houses,
Then and Now; Talk About Buildings; Architectural Roots;
Cornerstone; Reproduce a Foreign City ? Content Connection:
Language Arts?Sentimental Journey; Your Favorite Room


Art Activities Based on Architecture 405


Architectural Tour Field Trip ? Corner Lot Park ?
Tourist Map ? Stained-Glass Window ? Victorian House
Doorstops or Bookends ? Five-Story Building ? Rubbings
? Architectural Stencils ? Architectural Stamps ?
A Ghost in the House ? Record a Decorative Artifact from Your
Time


Architectural Definitions (Handout) 408


Project 11-1. City Planning (construction paper, milk cartons)
410


Adaptations for Younger Students: City Planning; City Buildings
? Alternative Project: Skyscrapers: Nighttime in the City
? Content Connection: Social Studies?Neighborhood Map;
In the Future


Project 11-2. Everyone Is an Architect (mixed media) 413


Adaptation for Younger Students: Lunch-Bag Houses ?
Alternative Projects: Take a Chance; Inspiration from a Shell
? Content Connections: Language Arts?Design a Dream
Home ? Social Studies? Historic Village


Project 11-3. Open the Door! (ink or marker on paper) 417


Alternative Project: The Door Competition ? Content
Connection: Language Arts?Opening Doors in Life


Project 11-4. Victorian Houses (bleach and oil pastels on dark
paper) 419


Adaptation for Younger Students: Put Yourself in the Picture
? Content Connections: Social Studies?The

Victorian Era ? Language Arts?House History Book
? Mathematics?Compass, Ruler, and Protractor


Project 11-5. Castle (watercolor and fine-line water-based
marker) 423


Adaptation for Younger Students: Folded-and-Cut-Paper Palace
? Alternative Project: Cardboard Walled City ? Content
Connections: Social Studies?Medieval Professions ?
Mathematics?Two-Point Perspective Castle Drawing


Project 11-6. Facade, the Front Side (tooling foil
repousse) 427


Alternative Projects: Aluminum-Foil Facades; Bas-Relief Foam
Butcher Tray Facades; Ceramic Facades


Project 11-7. In Your Own Little Corner in Your Own Little Room
(pencil perspective drawing) 430


Adaptation for Younger Students: Draw Your Surroundings ?
Alternative Projects: Interior Design; Stage Set; Redesign a Closet
? Content Connection: Mathematics?Cityscape with
One-Point Perspective; Computer Graphics Interior


Project 11-8. Interior Design, My Apartment (shoeboxes, mixed
media) 433


Alternative Project: Cultural Influences


Project 11-9. The Architectural Competition: Making Models
(mixed media) 436


Alternative Projects: Foamboard or Cardboard Model; Found-Object
Blueprint and Design; Accessorizing

a Building


Project 11-10. Design a Chair 439


Project 11-11. Art Deco Building Design (tagboard collagraph
print) 442


Alternative Project: Paper-Strip Art Deco ? Content
Connection: Social Studies?The 1930s and 1940s; Aviation
History


Art Deco Architecture (Handout) 444


Project 11-12. Shiny Skin: Aluminum-Foil Bas-Relief (aluminum
foil on printing plate) 445


Chapter 12: Digital Media, Photography, and Video 447


Computer Art Less ons 447


Computer Graphics Exercises (Handout) 449


Project 12-1. Alphabet Soup 450


Alternative Project: One-Word Composition ? Content
Connection: Language Arts and Social Studies?Art History
Research Report


Project 12-2. Pop Art Objects and Radial Design 452


Adaptation for Younger Students: Radiating Shapes ?
Alternative Projects: Nonobjective Design; Symmetry; Kaleidoscope;
Three-Dimensional Flower Garden; Arabesque


Project 12-3. An Old Master Painting with a Young Face (your
school photo) 455


Alternative Projects: Self-Portrait Four Ways; Yourself and Your
Favorite Things; Combine Two Completely

Unrelated Objects ? Content Connection: Language
Arts?Make a Word Portrait


Project 12-4. Computer Graphics 458


Content Connections: Language Arts?Create Your Own Website
? Social Studies?Careers in Computer


Graphics; Flag Design; Travel Poster ? Alternative
Projects in Graphic Design: Billboard; Bookplate; Border Design;
Magazine Cover; Personalized Stationery; T-Shirt Designs; Yearbook
Cover ? Additional Potential Assignments: African, Hispanic,
or Native American Mask; Animals in Their Environments; Design It
on the Computer; Different Media; DVD Labels and Box Cover; Hex
Design; Metamorphosis; Name Design; Nonobjective Design; Postage
Stamp; Quilt; Still Life; Victorian House


Project 12-5. Alphabet Book (lettering and drawing) 464


Adaptation for Younger Students: Favorite Letter ?
Alternative Project: Alphabet Coloring Book


Project 12-6. Begin with a Scan (scan a photograph) 466


Alternative Project: Photo Album ? Content Connection:
Language Arts?Autobiography


Project 12-7. Computer City (computer exercise using geometric
shapes) 468


Content Connections: Mathematics?Perspective Drawing
? Social Studies?City Center


Photography 471


Digital Photography ? Advantages of Digital Photography
? Disadvantages of Digital Photography


Taking Photos?Digital or Film Cameras: A Few Suggestions
472


Project 12-8. Close-Up Photograph 474


Alternative Projects: Body Parts; Product Photography; Faces in
Things ? Content Connection: Language Arts?Photo with a
Poem


Project 12-9. On Assignment (photojournalism) 476


Adaptation for Younger Students: All About Me ?
Alternative Projects: A One-Photo Story; Recess


Photo Essay; Class Book ? Content Connections: Language
Arts?Feature Story ? Social Studies?Local Color
? Science?Species


Video Production 479


Basic Information on Using a Camcorder ? Glossary ?
Effects Achieved with Filming Technique


Project 12-10. I Want to Be a Producer (video camcorder) 480


Potential Projects: Reenactment of History; Survey of Art; Be an
Artist; Be a Work of Art; Architectural Report; Personal Interview
? Content Connection: Language Arts?An Original
Screenplay


Storyboard: The Old Philosopher (Handout) 483


Project 12-11. TV Commercial (video camcorder) 484


Content Connections: Language Arts?Script Writing ?
Social Studies?Public Service Announcement (PSA)


Index 486
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About Helen D. Hume

Helen D. Hume is an artist and art educator who taught for more than 30 years in the St. Louis region and international schools. Her students range from preschool through the graduate level, including apprentice teachers. She is a board member of the St. Louis Artists' Guild and the author of seven books in arts education, including The Art Teacher's Book of Lists from Jossey-Bass.
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