The word gargoyle comes from the Latin word ‘gurgulio’, not only meaning “throat” but also describing the “gurgling” sound made by water as it ran through the figure. This lesson plan will teach students basic clay hand-building techniques, art history, & vocabulary when making a gargoyle figure.
The Arts in High School
The average public high school art program varies depending on the school and, inceasingly, the school’s budget. And, while there are a handful of publicly-funded schools with a strong performing arts curriculum, you are more likely to find a concentrated focus on these areas of study within the private high school setting. Typically, arts programs available in most public high schools will focus on visual arts such as painting, drawing, ceramics, and sculpture, and music such as orchestra, jazz band, music theory, performance, and choral singing. Some public and private schools may also offer theatre or drama courses, including regular theatrical performances, as well as dance. Whether you teach the Arts as a primary or secondary subject, you will find these lesson plans and teaching ideas written by fellow teachers of interest.
Theater and acting classes use play to help students explore characters and situations within a script, but young actors can often appear stiff onstage despite their emotional explorations. Music can help get actors moving in a more natural way!
In this four-part series on the art of advertising, students will continue their learning about ad design and further apply what they learned by creating a collage that conveys the message of a “dandy ad.”
In this four-part series in art and advertising, students will learn what a Dandy Ad is, participate in discussions, create collages and brainstorm on art and the advertising world. First let’s start with identifying a Dandy Ad!
These three tips can help any educator, although they are specifically for the art teacher, who has some special considerations to keep in mind. Keep your classroom running smoothly and your students productive with some simple techniques.
Great ideas and techniques for teaching improvisation in acting class
Let your students’ creativity blossom. Work together as a class to create a zine full of poems, stories, songs, art, and photographs. First you have to find out what a zine is.