Monday, September 14, 2009

Art Exploration Co-op Curriculum and Lapbook

This is phase two of my curriculum creations for our co-op this semester. The ladies in our leadership group decided for our co-op to do an art class this semester. We did not want just any kind of art class. We wanted an art class that touched on art history as well as hands-on art activities. The curriculum and corresponding lapbook are my attempts to touch on all of the areas that these ladies wanted to explore in our art curriculum this year.

I decided to hit a few of the major artists- there are so many! I chose Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, Warhol, and Pollock because of their vast differences from each other.

The lapbook and curriculum begin with mini books on the elements of art and mediums of art. The kids did a great edible color wheel project that I found on http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/elem/elemlessons.html. This is a great art lesson plan site. I found many of the hands-on activities that we will be doing on this site.










After this lesson, we get into the nuts and bolts, so to speak, of the art history. Every two weeks or so the kids learn about a new artist, their movement, and their famous works. I created mini books to go along with each of these aspects. One week they learn about the artist, etc and then the next week the create a masterpiece of their own based upon one of the artist's own masterpieces.








Here is an example of the kids' rendition of Monet's "Waterlilies".







We are culminating our co-op study with a visit to the local art museum for a Da Vinci exhibit.

Here are some of the web sites that I found during my research that are just awesome! I hope you have fun exploring!:)
Art Exploration

http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/elem/elemlessons.html - great lessons (we incorporated some of them)
http://homeschool.withpurpose.com/category/fine-arts/art/- plans
http://www.moma.org/wifi- Museum of Modern Art audio tours
http://pixilatedschoolnotes.blogspot.com/2007/09/learning-about-art-van-gogh.html- Van Gogh
http://ebeth.typepad.com/serendipity/2008/07/a-is-for-art.html- blog with a lot of great links on Da Vinci
http://www.alifetimeofcolor.com/play/leonardo/index.html- Da Vinci
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/links/artgames.html- activities and games
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/- encyclopedia of artists and movements
http://www.donnayoung.org/art/draw1.htm- drawing class
http://www.kinderart.com/arthistory/- links to other art sites
http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/search/label/2nd%20grade - blog with great art projects
http://www.homeschoolinthewoods.com/WebLinks/weblinks-artmusicpoetry.htm - art links
http://gardenofpraise.com/art.htm- lessons on famous paintings
http://www.notebookingpages.com/index.php?page=Free-Art-Music-Notebooking-Pages- notebooking pages
http://lifeisnotacereal.blogspot.com/2008/12/primary-level-artist-appreciation.html- 36 week art curriculum
http://picturingamerica.neh.gov/- famous American artists
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/Art45.htm- lessons
http://locicero.net/teachrembrandt/ - Rembrandt Teaching Project
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/da_rembrandt/- Rembrandt lesson plans
http://tagfoot.com/jimmie/bookmarks/artiststudy - bookmarks to more sites
http://tagfoot.com/jimmie/bookmarks/art- bookmark to more sites
http://www.geocities.com/preciousdays/artstudy.html
http://members.aol.com/TWard64340/Index.htm Art Takes Time
http://arthistory.about.com/
http://www.coreknowledge.org/CKproto2/resrcs/lessons/01_PreK_Picasso.pdf Picasso
http://www.redshift.com/~bonajo/art_american.htm
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/arteducation.htm
http://intranet.cps.k12.il.us/Lessons/StructuredCurriculumTOC/SCArt/scart.html Complete Courses K-12
http://www.amblesideonline.org/ArtSch.shtml Complete Course adaptable K-12
http://www.ckcolorado.org/lessons/art.asp List of units based on the What my “nth” grader needs to know book series.
http://www.libsci.sc.edu/miller/folkart.htm
http://homeschooling.about.com/library/blmufine.htm
http://www.edhelper.com/DailyThemes_March_6.html
http://www.edhelper.com/DailyThemes_July_22_2.html
· Collections of Lesson Plans
1. http://www.lessonplanspage.com/Art.htm K-12
2. http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/lessons.html
3. http://members.aol.com/powers8696/artindex.html
4. http://www.montessorimaterials.org/mus.htm
5. http://rollyo.com/dorioakes/lesson_plan_search/ Key term art returned 16000+ activities lessons and units
6. http://www.teachers.net/cgi-bin/lessons/sort.cgi?searchterm=art 213 lessons
7. http://www.mcrel.org/lesson-plans/arts/index.asp Activities designed to meet specific Standards!
8. http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/art/art.htm
9. http://www.ilovethatteachingidea.com/ideas/subj_art.htm
10. http://www.successlink.org/gti/search/results.asp
11. http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/lessons.cgi/Arts
12. http://www.eduplace.com/monthlytheme/january/art_activities.html with http://www.eduplace.com/monthlytheme/january/art_additional.html
13. http://www.teachersfirst.com/tchr-subj-date.cfm?subject=art&lower=1&upper=5
14. http://www.teachersfirst.com/tchr-subj-date.cfm?subject=art&lower=6&upper=8
15. http://www.teachersfirst.com/tchr-subj-date.cfm?subject=art&lower=9&upper=12
16. http://www.lessonplansearch.com/Visual_Arts/index.html
17. http://www.verybestkids.com/Categories/CraftsActivities/default.aspx
18. http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/
19. http://www.easyfunschool.com/IndexArt.html
20. http://www.janbrett.com/activities_pages.htm
21. http://www.sraonline.com/index.php/home/curriculumsolutions/finearts/artconnections/historyculture/623
22. http://www.sraonline.com/index.php/home/curriculumsolutions/finearts/artconnections/artgallery/625
23. http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Lesson_Plans/The_Arts/index.shtml
24. http://www.dltk-kids.com/
25. http://www.buyteachercreated.com/estore/search Search for Art got 61 results mot with usable sample pages.
26. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/artists Some activities require membership.
27. http://depts.washington.edu/chinaciv/tg/tgraph.pdf
28. http://www.menc.org/guides/guideindex.html
29. http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/finearts.html
· Individual lessons
1. http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/art/starry.htm Starry Night
2. http://www.reacheverychild.com/lessonplans/plan1.html

2 comments:

Pamela said...

Hi - it looks great! Thanks for sharing the wonderful resources! Can't wait to dig in! Pamela

Joi said...

This is amazing! I love this idea. You did a lot of work. I am going to try and do something similar with my kids. Thank you so much for sharing.