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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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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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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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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Wheel
Art Object Resource

Wheel

1997-2005
HOCK E AYE VI Edgar Heap of Birds
The Violin
Art Object Resource

The Violin

1976
Roy Lichtenstein
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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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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