World Art Activities and Fireworks
April 27 – May 1
1. Craft - Statuesque
2. Key Points - Unscramble
3. Collaborative – Emotive Statues
4. Language Arts – The Terse Critic
5. Math/Logic – Artists’ Ages
6. Character Connection – Trading in Peace
7. Big Activity – Guess Who?
8. Movement - Ring a Flamingo
Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.
Look for and research public monuments that exist in your community. Take pictures, collect information, interview the artists (if possible), and create a catalog of the artist's work.
Learn about how bronze statues are made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zxsC3oW5a4
Do your own casting with play dough: https://artfulparent.com/plaster-casting-with-playdough/
Go online to visit each of the Smithsonian art museums.
S. Dillon Ripley Center: https://www.si.edu/museums/ripley-center Smithsonian American Art Museum: https://americanart.si.edu/ Freer Gallery of Art: https://asia.si.edu/ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/ National Museum of African Art: https://africa.si.edu/
Do some Meet the Masters activities: http://www.meetthemasters.com/
Write the conversation that The Thinker is having with himself.
Make art with tangrams.
Do some friendship activities: http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/357.shtml
Try a variety of art styles, influenced by famous artists: http://www.thecraftyclassroom.com/ThemeFamousArtists.html
Luca Pacioli (a contemporary of Leonardo da Vinci) went said, “Without mathematics there is no art.” There have been studies that suggest that designs that utilize the golden ratio are aesthetically pleasing. Learn more about the golden ration here: https://drawpaintacademy.com/golden-ratio-in-art/ Artists use the golden ratio to help design paintings and position subjects. Use the golden ratio to make your own drawings.