TAG: Elementary (grades K-5)

EN CASA: ESTIMULA UNA CONVERSACIÓN
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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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Jordan Casteel, Miles and Jojo, 2015.
Art Exploration

At Home: Hand in Hand 

Inspired by artist Jordan Casteel. 

“Hands are very important for me,” says Denver-born artist Jordan Casteel. “A single hand can hold so much emotion.”

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At Home: Creating Rhythmic Music for the Eyes 
Art Exploration

At Home: Creating Rhythmic Music for the Eyes 

Inspired by Phantom Tattoo, Gene Davis, 1965.

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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
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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
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Identity at Large

Elementary (grades K-5)
Two 45 minute lessons

Students will examine Jeffrey Gibson’s parfleche (pronounced “par-flesh”)-inspired artwork Freedom, and explore how it might express his identity.

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Symbolic Understanding
Lesson Plan

Symbolic Understanding

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 60 minute lesson

Students will work collaboratively to research and respond to the use of symbols in the Eyedazzler Blanket/Rug and what those symbols can tell us about the history of the people and the artist who created it.

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Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection
Field Trip

Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection

Through these British paintings created between the 16th and 20th centuries, students will investigate the conflicts, controversies, and achievements depicted, and their modern day impacts.

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Storyteller Figure Inspired Activity
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Storyteller Figure Inspired Activity

Artist Melanie Yazzie was inspired by the celebration and unity that story telling provides.

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Parfleche made by a Northern Plains artist
Lesson Spark

Parfleche Inspired Activity

The artist Melanie Yazzie was inspired by the intricate and unique designs that are significant to the owner as well as the parfleche’s function for holding important items.

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Moccasin made using porcupine quills from an unknown maker in the Crow Tribe
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Moccasin Inspired Activity

A pair of moccasins sparked a connection for Artist Melanie Yazzie to consider the role and importance of having empathy for others, or “walking a mile in someone’s moccasins.”

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Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids
Book Recommendation

Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids

This story encourages children to slow down and take time. Inspired by our Mandala coloring page, children will enjoy the soothing and mindful practice of taking time.

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Detail of Navajo weaver figure at loom
Lesson Spark

Weaver inspired Activity

Find inspiration for class artmaking related to the Weaver with Loom figure. Watch Melanie Yazzie discuss her inspiration, too.

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Building outside the box
Lesson Plan

Building outside the box

Elementary (grades K-5) Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 60 minute lesson

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.

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