The Art Teacher's Survival Guide for Elementary and Middle Schools

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

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

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 ?

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

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

Mandala (colored pencil, ballpoint pen) 108

Alternative Project: A Journey Through My Life

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Content Connection: Science?Winter Camouflage; Hibernation

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

Alternative Project: YUPO (R) Synthetic Paper Printing

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)

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

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)

Alternative Project: Ceramic Tiles ? Content Connection:

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

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)

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)

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

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

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 of the World (Handout) 373

Masks of North America (Handout) 374

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

Content Connection: Language Arts?Write a Biographical

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

Architectural Definitions (Handout) 408

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

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

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

Project 12-8. Close-Up Photograph 474

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

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

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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