Art History Activities and Fireworks


Feb 26 – March 2

Workshop Activities

1. Craft – Cave Paintings

2. Key Points – Gallery of art history

3. Collaborative – Art Styles

4. Writing – Parts of Speech

5. Math/Logic – Golden Rectangle

6. Genius Principle - Polyhedra

7. Big Activity – Art Styles Game

8. Movement - "Un, due, tre per le vie di Roma” game

Field Trip

Laguna Beach Art Walk

https://www.celebrationeducation.com/field-trips

Minecraft Activities

  1. Label famous works of art

  2. art styles mini build

  3. identify the real paintings that the Minecraft paintings are inspired by

  4. build challenge: make your favorite art

Upcoming Activities

  • Weekly Teen Hang Outs – Wednesdays in Santa Ana, 2-8 https://www.facebook.com/events/384701815307729/

  • Santa Ana classes starting Friday:

  • High school literature and writing

  • sign language for teens

  • geology: gems and minerals for teens

  • architecture for K-8

  • food art for k-8

  • exploring art

Fireworks

Read through the fireworks and choose five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

  • Notice art in every-day life. How much art is there in the things you see and use every day? Write about it in your notebook.

  • Write your own critique of a piece of art of your choice.

  • Pretend you had a conversation with the subject of a painting. What painting would you have a conversation with? Why? What would you discuss? Write your conversation in your notebook.

  • After reading Sluggers' Car Wash or Lemonade for Sale, help your kids to set up a little business of their own. How much should they charge? What is the cost of supplies? How much profit will they make if you have twenty customers?

  • Who is your favorite painter? Study his/her life and work. Read everything you can about this person. Perhaps visit some of their work. Hang reproductions of your favorite paintings by him/her throughout the house.

  • Observe a piece of art. Answer as many of the following questions as you like. Put write your answers in your notebook.

  • What message is the artist trying to portray?

  • What type of painting is it?

  • What medium is used?

  • What technique is used?

  • Are there symbols in the painting?

  • When was it painted?

  • What events surrounded the work of art?

  • Do you like the painting? Explain.

  • How does the painting make you feel?

  • Does the painting remind you of something else?

  • Discuss with family or friends, “What is art?”

  • A metaphor is something that represents something else, like a lion can represent a king, or a fire can represent destruction. Make your own art piece that is a metaphor for your life.

  • Make up your own story, poem, or song about a painting that you observe.

  • Draw a comic strip about some people looking at an odd piece of art.

  • Browse the Websites of five living artists.

  • Read fiction and non-fiction about art and artists.

  • Play math games.

  • What is your favorite style of art? Why? Practice some of that art style.

  • Play some online art games: https://www.incredibleart.org/links/artgames.html

  • Work on your own genius project.

  • Write a poem that tells the story of the history of art.

  • Have a discussion with an art curator. What criteria are used to decide what art to collect? What criteria would you use?

  • Color a coloring book page in Pointillism style.

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