More Than Just the ABC’s
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More Than Just the ABC’s

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 45 minute lesson

In order to understand that letters often communicate more than the words they spell, students will explore how to make letters inspired by different shapes.

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Dance Like a Flame
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Dance Like a Flame

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 25 minute lesson

Students will explore Wes Wilson’s poster through movement and sound. They will use movement, sounds, and words to communicate what they see and how the poster makes them feel.

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Concepts of Cropping
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Concepts of Cropping

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 55 minute lesson

Students will look at Donald Coen’s painting Yellow Rain Jacket and discuss the compositional technique he used. Students will then choose a photograph that interests them, crop intriguing sections, and paint the cropped image, emulating Coen’s process.

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Completely Crazy Creatures
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Completely Crazy Creatures

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 25 minute lesson

After observing Donald Coen’s painting Yellow Rain Jacket, students will draw in missing parts of the horse on a printed copy of the painting. Students will also add parts of other animals to the original image to create imaginative animal hybrids.

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The Sounds, Sights & Feel of Nature
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The Sounds, Sights & Feel of Nature

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Students will examine Bierstadt’s painting Wind River Country, identify what they see, and imagine what’s missing. They will then touch objects similar to those in the painting to connect visual and tactile experiences.

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Creative Problem Solving
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Creative Problem Solving

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 45 minute lesson

Students will examine Remington’s The Cheyenne and identify the challenges he faced in creating a horse that appears to be airborne. They will then work with a partner and go through a similar problem-solving process to create their own airborne sculpture.

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Out of the Box
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Out of the Box

Elementary (grades K-5)
Two 45 minute lessons

Throughout the lesson students will delve into their imaginations using activities and tools designed to explore the Frederic C. Hamilton Building at the Denver Art Museum.

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What Do You See When You Bend Your Knee?
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What Do You See When You Bend Your Knee?

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 25—30 minute lesson

Students will explore shapes and angles through body movement and hands-on manipulations within the context of the Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton Building.

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More Heads are Better than One
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More Heads are Better than One

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 55 minute lesson

Students will learn the creative processes behind Kelly and Mouse's poster Skull and Roses/Grateful Dead, Oxford Circle, Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco: inspiration from others in the present, creativity “jams,” and artwork found by “fishing in the past.” They will first complete a colle

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Horsing Around
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Horsing Around

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

In this lesson children will investigate elements of Rodeo-Pickup Man and participate in activities related to the painting. They will explore sound, color, and their imaginations; and will make their own paintings to share with the class.

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Jamming and Fishing
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Jamming and Fishing

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 45 minute lesson

Students will learn the creative processes behind Kelley and Mouse’s poster Skull and Roses/Grateful Dead, Oxford Circle, Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco: inspiration from others in the present, creativity “jams,” and artwork found by “fishing in the past.” They will then use these strate

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My Own Backyard
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My Own Backyard

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Children will examine the painting The Road to Santa Fe to see how many different animals, plants, people, colors, etc. they can find. They will then use their bodies to interact with the painting on a kinesthetic level.

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