Explore architecture with the idea that buildings don't have to be box-shaped. Students will create their own architectural designs by literally thinking outside the box.More
Artists often tinker with non-conventional tools to help create their art. In Motherwell’s Angus, artist Theodore Waddell uses masonry trowels and specially modified brushes originally intended to apply tar to roofs to create a heavy build-up of paint on the surface of the canvas.More
Prepare an art center with Styrofoam trays, printing ink or paint, rollers, paper, and a mixture of tools and materials that create imprints, such as:More
Ideas for the Art Center:
- Add pre-cut paper shapes in various sizes.
- Painters tape
- Rollers with ink or paint
Materials for the art center:More
Children discover what happens when paint drips over a 3-D form. Pouring one color at a time, children see the effect of layering colors.More
- What else could be made with this stick?
- What would you want to make with this stick?
- Why can a stick become so many different things?
- Have you ever used your imagination to make something wonderful from a stick?
Circle Group Time brainstorm activity:More
After reading about Vashti, students will be left feeling the possibilities of making art even when they aren't sure where to begin.More
Students discover artists’ creativity over time and across cultures, making comparisons and connecting with human stories through art.More
Students actively practice language arts skills while exploring the DAM’s culturally diverse art collection.More