ASI Fall 2018 Newsletter

Dear ASI Enthusiasts, Supporters and Volunteers, Did you know that December is ASI’s Birthday month?  That means that besides being a Sagittarius, this year we are actually celebrating our 20th anniversary –Woo–hoo!  This also means we are having a party in style in the famous “ Workshop” of the Bok Building on Thursday, December …

The National Standards for Visual Arts Education

The visual arts range from drawing, painting, sculpture, and design, to architecture, film, video, and folk arts. They involve a wide variety of tools, techniques, and processes. The standards for visual art education are structured to recognize that elements from this broad array can be used to accomplish specific educational …

Free Lesson Plan: 4 Simple Halloween Projects

Title/Description: Halloween Silhouette Level: Elementary school Duration: One 45-minute class period Historical Overview: Halloween symbols – pumpkins, ghosts, blackbirds, monsters Goals and Objectives: Students will be able to demonstrate how to draw, cut, and glue Vocabulary: Overlapping, silhouette, contrast Materials: Scissors, chalk/pastel, glue, construction paper (black, orange, white, purple), markers …

Free Lesson Plan: Martin Luther King Jr. Mural

Title/Description: A Mural for Martin Luther King Jr. Level: Middle/High School Duration: Two 45-minute class periods Historical Overview: Martin Luther King Jr. and racial prejudice Vocabulary: Mural, boycott, character, prejudice, mosaic Materials: Butcher paper, pencils, markers/crayons/colored pencils, scissors, white computer paper Procedures: Day 1 Anticipatory Set: Ask preparatory questions about …

17 Questions for Making a Lesson Plan and Our Format Explained

Questions to consider when creating and preparing to teach an art lesson plan: Why do I want students to experience this? Why do I think that this is worthwhile to teach? What will I accomplish through this lesson? (artistic and educational goals) How do these goals coincide with the local, …

Free Lesson Plan: Design Your Own Posters and T-shirts

Title/Description: Screen Printing Posters and T-shirts Level: Middle/High School Duration: One 45-minute class period Historical Overview: To introduce silk screen printmaking and graphics techniques Materials: Silk screen, 250-watt photo bulb, poly gloves, letter set, squeegees, photo emulsion, textile ink, t-shirts, poster paper, brush, cardboard Procedures: Day 1 Students make their …