TAG: Early childhood (ages 3-5)

What Makes a Family a Family?
Book Recommendation

What Makes a Family a Family?

Spend a few minutes looking at Thomas Hudson’s portrait of the Radcliffe Family. The Radcliffes were an upper-class family, who lived in England in the 18th century.

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Create a Canoe
Art Exploration

Create a Canoe

Artist Winslow Homer often spent time outdoors in upstate New York to escape the stress and busyness of everyday life. If you could go anywhere right now, where would you go? Create your own canoe inspired by Homer’s Indian Boy with a Canoe, and set sail!

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EN CASA: ESTIMULA UNA CONVERSACIÓN
Exploraciones artísticas

EN CASA: ESTIMULA UNA CONVERSACIÓN

Inspirado en ¿Being Home? (¿En casa?) Rupprecht Matthies, 2009.

Rupprecht Matthies busca inspiración en la comunidad. Para su obra, pidió a refugiados de diferentes partes del mundo que compartieran sus historias y experiencias de reasentamiento en Denver.

TU TURNO:

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At Home: Spark a Conversation 
Art Exploration

At Home: Spark a Conversation 

  

Inspired by ¿Being Home? Rupprecht Matthies, 2009.

Rupprecht Matthies looks to the community for inspiration. In his work, he asked refugees from around the world to share their stories and experiences resettling in Denver.

YOUR TURN:

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black and white drawing by Shantell Martin
Lesson Spark

At Home: Make your own mark with Shantell Martin 

Shantell Martin is a multimedia installation artist. Her exhibition at the Denver Art Museum, Shantell Martin: Words and Lines features Martin’s signature black and white drawings that explore intersectionality, identity, and play.

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Oversized rawhide box with painted geometric shapes in bright colors, on repurposed tipi poles
Lesson Plan

What do you carry?

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One to Three 30—60 minute lessons

This lesson connects to Jeffrey Gibson's Freedom with the idea that we make choices about what we carry and why.

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Oversized rawhide box with painted geometric shapes in bright colors, on repurposed tipi poles
Lesson Plan

Layer on Layer

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One to Four 30 minute lessons

Young learners will explore the layers of geometric shapes in Jeffrey Gibson's Freedom, and explore a variety of types of materials to make a multi-layered art work of their own.

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Got a Head for Compassion?
Lesson Plan

Got a Head for Compassion?

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 35 minute lesson

This lesson focuses on the story of the Eleven-Headed Bodhisattva of Compassion and the definition of “compassion.” Students will work with visual images and tools to enhance oral and listening skills, while building upon kindness in peer relationships and with others around them.

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Dazzle ‘em
Lesson Plan

Dazzle ‘em

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 45 minute lesson

Students will view and discuss the symbols and design of the Eyedazzler Blanket/Rug and then create a dazzling symbol design of their own on either fabric or paper.

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Cultura y comunidad
Inspiraciones para la clase

Cultura y comunidad

James Córdova es uno de los cuatro artistas que participaron en Cuatro [4]: A series of artist interactions (Cuatro [4]: una serie de interacciones con artistas). Cada uno de los cuatro artistas les dio vida a nuestras colecciones de arte precolombino y colonial español a través de su expresión artística.

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American Grasslands: Prairie, Pasture, Crop and Lawn, Karen Kitchel, 1997, oil paint
Lesson Spark

A Walk in Nature

Karen Kitchel's creative process required close looking and attention to detail. Recreate this experience with young children to give them tools for close looking.

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Children and adult standing around looking closely at the blue glass vase ( in the center
Creative Practice

Let's Look!

This routine can be done daily or weekly and takes about 5-10 minutes. It will encourage children to practice conversation, questioning, and close looking.

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El hogar y la identidad 
Inspiraciones para la clase

El hogar y la identidad 

Justin Favela es uno de los 13 artistas contemporáneos cuya obra se exhibió en Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place (Mi Tierra: artistas contemporáneos exploran el concepto de lugar), la cual constó de instalaciones que expresaban las experiencias de la vida contemporánea en el Oeste estadounidense.

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Tête et Oiseau (Head and Bird), Joan Miró, 1967
Art Exploration

Building with Natural Found Objects

This self-directed exploration supports children’s experimentation with forms, structures, and materials, as they build and balance found objects from nature.

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Narración de cuentos a través del arte
Inspiraciones para la clase

Narración de cuentos a través del arte

Danette Montoya es una artista de Denver que participó en la serie de interacciones de artistas Cuatro [4]. Cada uno de los cuatro artistas les dio vida a nuestras colecciones de arte precolombino y colonial español a través de su expresión artística. Danette exploró su identidad mediante este proyecto con la inspiración de artistas que vinieron antes que nosotros.

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Degas Dance Session
Lesson Plan

Degas Dance Session

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 20—30 minute lesson

Inspired by Dance Examination by Edgar Degas, this lesson will allow children to explore movement as it relates to music; specifically French Classical.

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Light in the Garden
Lesson Plan

Light in the Garden

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 20—30 minute lesson

Inspired by The Lesson in the Garden by Berthe Morisot, this activity will involve a scientific exploration of the effects of dark and light and its impact on color and shadows.

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Culture and Community
Lesson Spark

Culture and Community

James Córdova is one of four artists who participated in Cuatro [4]: A series of artist interactions. James used his practice as a santero, an artist who creates images of saints, to activate the collections and help us see the collections in a new way.

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¡Palabras y palabras por doquier!
Inspiraciones para la clase

¡Palabras y palabras por doquier!

Con esta temática del artista para describir su casa, podrá transformar su espacio en un entorno lleno de imágenes. Los estudiantes se sentirán conectados con las palabras a medida que participen en su creación.

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Una paseo por la naturaleza
Inspiraciones para la clase

Una paseo por la naturaleza

El proceso creativo de Karen Kitchel requirió la observación atenta y la atención al detalle. Reproduzca esa experiencia con sus estudiantes para que aprendan las herramientas necesarias para la observación atenta.

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