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ABCs Of Art | Arts & Activities
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Jun 2015

ABCs Of Art

ABCs Of Art

A yearlong theme-based curriculum for K–5 students, developed by art educator and A&A Contributing Editor, Debi West.

“A” – A schoolwide “All About Me” portrait lesson and a schoolwide “What is Art?” collaborative collage unit—an Aesthetic lesson at its best!
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“B” – Fourth- and fifth-graders learn about Beverly Buchanan and her shack houses.
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“C” – Second- and third-graders study the art of the Cave people!
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“D” – Kindergarten and first-graders learn about Drawing with Da Vinci.
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“E” – Fifth-graders learn about ancient Egypt and experience sarcophagi collaborative learning, while our Kindergarteners have fun with clay, making Egyptian-inspired cartouches!
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“F” – Fourth-graders make art based on Howard Finster’s Folk art.
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“G” – Second- and third-graders study Greek Classical art.
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“H” – First-graders make fun Haring–inspired Hokey Hats.
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“I” – Kindergarteners learn about Impressionism with Monet.
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“J” – Third-graders create Jasper Johns–inspired collages and mixed-media pieces.
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“K” – Second-graders study Kandinsky and paint and dance to music, while first-graders make “Kool Kats” inspired by Paul Klee.
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“L” – Fourth- and fifth-graders Learn about Lines in art and create collaborative dot-going-on-a-walk Line murals.
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“M” – Kindergarteners and first-graders make Miro Masks. Too fun—as they love the creatures that Miro made!
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“N” – Second-graders learn all about Native American art while our third-graders work together to create a recyclable sculpture in the style of Nevelson.
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“O” – Fifth-graders create beautiful O’Keeffe flowers while fourth-graders learn about Op art.
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“P&Q” – Third-graders make Picasso-inspired Quilts.
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“R” – Fourth-graders learn about Robert Rauschenberg and make self-portrait collages.
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“S” – Second-graders create Stella-inspired art using Strips cut from their Kandinsky’s. (Always recycling!)
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“T&U” – Kindergarteners and first-graders study Texture and Unity in two media.
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“V” – Fifth-graders Visualize Van Gogh and create “Starry Night Over My Neighborhood.”
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“W” – First-graders Weave from “Weft” to right, making Weaving Wonders with fiber and paper.
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“X” – X-tra, X-tra, read all about it! Students in all grade levels work with some fun newspaper art!
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“Y” – You and Your Art. All kids do a summative assessment on their units throughout the school year.
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“Z” – is for “Z-end”­—Z end-of-the-year exhibit, that is!
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