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Jean-Marie Galing

Art Resource Teacher
Fairfax County Public Schools
Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)
Teacher/Educator, Curriculum Developer
Visual Arts, Arts :

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Habitats and Communities

Animals live in habitats; people live in communities. In what ways are they similar or different?
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New World Foods

<p>These foods were "discovered" by explorers who traveled to the "New World" (North, Central, and South America).  They brought back seeds and introduced these foods to people in Europe. What effects do you think this had on Europeans? </p> <p>Examine drawings of each food. How did the artist use line to show texture and/or value? </p><p>Examine the stamps: How did the artist use colors and shapes to create a design that is clear on a tiny stamp?</p> <p><br /></p> <p></p>
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Memorable Moments

<p>Look at the images. . . </p> <p></p> <ul><li>What is happening?</li><li>Who do you think these people are?</li><li>Do you have a memory of doing something similar? </li></ul><p>ART MAKING CHALLENGE:  Create an artwork that depicts a memory of something you enjoyed with family or friends. The artwork could be a drawing, painting, or collage. </p> <p></p>
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Family Helper

<p>Images of children performing tasks that help their family. How are these children helping others? </p><p>What do you do to help out at home? Draw a picture of yourself being a helper.</p>
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Doorways & Passages

<p>Doorways are the transition point from one place to another.  They can be functional, decorative, symbolic, or a combination of all three.  Work with a partner to view and discuss a selection of doorways.</p> <p></p> <ul><li>What does it look like?</li><li>What is it made of?</li><li>Where do you think it leads?</li><li>How does it impact the viewer or person who might want to enter/exit?</li></ul><p>ART MAKING CHALLENGES: </p> <p></p> <ul><li>Design a doorway or passageway that symbolizes what happens inside.</li><li>Design a doorway or passageway that links a physical place to an imaginary one.</li><li>Design a doorway to represent a transition from one period of your life to another. </li></ul><p></p> <p></p>
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Summer Fun

<p>What do you like to do in summer? Look at some pictures for ideas. Think:</p><ul><li>What does that feel like?</li><li>Can you taste it?</li><li>What would you hear there?</li><li>What weather do you see?</li></ul> <p>Art prompt: Draw or paint a picture of yourself and a friend or family member having fun doing a summer activity.</p>
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Visual Tension

<p>Tension in art is represented by a balance between opposing formal elements. (Line, shape, color, value, form, texture, or space.) It can cause anxiety or excitement in the viewer. </p><p>Look at some nonrepresenttional paintings. How did the artists use the elements to create visual tension?</p><p>How could a painting represent the tension someone has experienced?</p>
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Relationships in Nonrepresentation

<p>What kind of relationship can you find between shapes, colors, or lines depicted in these nonrepresentational artworks? How could they symbolize a real-life relationship?</p>
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Community Neighborhoods

<p>Images support learning in art lessons about the big idea of Community. Compare/contrast urban, suburban, and rural communities. What do all communities have in common?</p><p>Activity: Print selected images on 8.5" x 11" card stock and laminate. Cut each image into several pieces. Number the backs of the pieces and place in a zip-lock bag with the same number. </p><p>Each student receives a puzzle piece and must work with their small group to re-assemble the image. Then make a list of clues about the community depicted. As each group shares their lists, the teacher records responses. Duplicate responses get a tally mark next to the word. </p><p>Teacher can then lead a discussion about what makes a community and help students make connections to similarities with their own local community.</p>
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Abstract food

<p>Images illustrate how artists use simplification and zooming in to abstract images of popular foods.</p>
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<p>Work with a partner or partners to analyze each object:</p> <ul><li>What do you think the symbols mean?</li><li>Are there words that help describe it?</li><li>What patterns can you find?</li><li>Does the design show bilateral symmetry, radial symmetry, or is it asymmetrical?</li></ul><p>ART MAKING CHALLENGE: Design a medallion to commemorate something important to you. Some possibilities:</p><p></p><ul><li>An accomplishment</li><li>A special event you participated in</li><li>A family tradition</li><li>A personal interest</li></ul><p>The final artwork could be a drawing, painting, collage, clay slab, or foil repousse.</p><p></p>
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Balance & Symmetry

<p>Which type of balance is represented in each image?</p> <ul><li>Symmetrical balance</li><li>Radial balance</li><li>Asymmetrical balance</li></ul>
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