Discover the fascinating history of winter paintings in Western Art with this comprehensive winter landscape lesson plan. While snow and winter landscapes may seem commonplace, they were once a rarity in Western art. This lesson plan will guide students through the social and cultural changes that shaped the depiction of winter scenes in art, from
What is the Reggio Emilia Approach? | Intro to Reggio Emilia Teaching for Parents and Teachers
The Reggio Emilia approach is an innovative teaching philosophy that emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and community. Developed by Loris Malaguzzi, an educator, and a group of parents in Reggio Emilia, Italy, after World War II, this approach has gained worldwide recognition for its child-centered approach to learning. The Reggio Emilia approach is based on the belief
Creating Art for Social Change: How Art Can Inspire Activism
Art is a universal language that has the ability to transcend linguistic, cultural, and geographical barriers. It can provoke a range of emotions, from joy and happiness to sadness and anger, and it can convey powerful messages that can inspire change. Art has the power to move us, challenge our perceptions, and help us connect
“Letterscape” Calligram Art Activity: Text Art Exploration
A “letterscape” is what I call a landscape drawn with text. More accurately, a letterscape is a form of calligram, a piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves.
How to Make Salt Dough Ornaments: The Easiest Salt Dough Recipe and Craft Ideas
Salt dough is a convenient and cheap alternative to clay: made with only three common ingredients (salt, flour, and water) it can be whipped up straight from the kitchen pantry. In this post, I am sharing the salt dough recipe I have used and perfected over the years; it has served me well in many years of teaching and crafting, and I genuinely hope you will enjoy it as well!
How to Create Calligram Poetry: Surrealism Art Interdisciplinary Lesson Plan
What is a Calligram poem?
A calligram is a word or piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves.
This Lesson plan includes the history, contemporary use of calligram, as well as examples from different cultures. The practical inquiry encompasses four activities and art explorations.
Six Heartening Books about Mothers: the Best Adult Novels to Read on Mother’s Day
From historical drama to teenage drama, from abandonment to unconditional love, these adult novels explore the relationship between parents and their children, and the different facets of motherhood, across cultures and time.
How to Incorporate Art into Different Subjects Curriculums
Art is often thought of as a standalone subject, separate from traditional academic subjects such as math, science, and history. However, incorporating art into different subjects can help reinforce key concepts and make learning more engaging and enjoyable for students. In this post, we will explore different ways to incorporate art into different curriculums and provide