This course is particularly focused on helping you develop visual literacy skills, but all the college courses you take are to some degree about information literacy. Visual literacy is really just a specialized type of information literacy. The skills you acquire in this course will help you become an effective researcher in other fields, as well.
A 2-hour webinar describing the resources available from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts for your in-person or online classroom.
C-Forum, December 2020
Getting Started with Adobe Character Animator with Dave Werner, Adobe Sr. Experience DesignMeeting
This is a lesson plan created by Diane Timothy to teach students how to create a collage of different shapes and colors for a second-grade elementary class. This is done digitally on the Pages app. on an iPad. This lesson allows students to learn the app as a class and then get into small groups and work and collaborate together. Eventually students will make a collage with 6 different shapes and colors.Teachers can learn how to use the app in section 2 of this lesson plan.Come join the fun!
In these lessons students will explore the paintings of Horace Pippin and Wayne Thiebaud and the mobiles of Alexander Calder to discover and practice math and visual art concepts. Background and biographical information about the work of art and artist, guided looking with class discussion, and activities with worksheets using mathematical formulas and studio art provide the framework for each lesson.
This book was written by two artist educators who teach digital art and design studio foundation classes. While teaching classes that take place in software laboratories, we noticed that many of our students expected to learn to use software, but gave little consideration to aesthetics or art and design history. A typical first day question is, "Are we going to learn Photoshop in this class?" This book is a mash-up of the Bauhaus Basic Course and open source software such as Inkscape, Gimp, Firefox, and Processing. We have taken some of the visual principles and exercises from the Bauhaus Basic Course and adapted them into exercises for these applications.
Problem solving is often guided by disciplinary frames of reference, which can restrict our ability to see other possibilities. This exercise uses object-based learning to underscore the idea that there is more than one way of analyzing and knowing the world, and that through multiple ways of knowing, we develop more complex understandings and new solutions. Through the process of critique, an essential part of visual-arts pedagogy, students practice analyzing and reflecting both individually and in groups.
This is an interactive image that links to videos from YouTube and other websites that explain and show examples of each Element of Art. Students will use this as an exploring tool to build their understanding on each element. This will build a stronger foundation to help them evaluate and refine artwork.
Strand: RESPOND (L1.V.R.)
Students will understand, evaluate, and articulate how works of art convey meaning for the observer, as well as the creator (Standards L1.V.R.1–4).
Analyze how one’s understanding of the world is affected by experiencing visual imagery.
Interpret an artwork or collection of works, supported by relevant and sufficient evidence found in the work and it various contexts.
This is a lesson introducing students to storyboards and beginning to think about how to create a story to film in a future lesson. Students will work backward to write a storyboard for a short film, will brainstorm and outline their story they want to share, and will then flesh it out as a storyboard and will think about the shot the want, the audio they want to add and they will revise their lessons based on feedbakc from teachers and peers.
This lesson was created to help elementary-aged students better understand the world around them through the use of Flat Stanley.
This lesson plan is intended to encourage learners to integrate the visual arts with science and appreciate nature. Students will create a round or square stepping stone using colored glass pieces with a mortar and sand mixture.
- Arts and Humanities
- Visual Art
- Material Type:
- Lesson Plan
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
- Provider Set:
- LEARN NC Lesson Plans
- Pilar Pedersen
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This Graphic Design 1 curriculum is a comprehensive semester long course in digital media that uses Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. I started updating this curriculum in the Spring of 2018 and so, if you access the UPDATED GD 1 Curriculum, you will see the most recent additions to my course and have access to all my teaching materials including presentations, lesson plans, video tutorials, student examples, self evaluations and rubrics. Anything highlighted in yellow is in development. Check back often for updates and don't hesitate to message me if you are looking for something specific. Thanks for checking this out!
Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop and Illustrator)
This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical, printed, or other imaged products that people interact with on a daily basis. It covers the concept that, while most modern graphic design is created on computers using design software, the ideas and concepts don’t stay on the computer. The ideas need to be completed in the computer software, then progress to an imaging (traditionally referred to as printing) process. Keywords are highlighted throughout and summarized in a Glossary at the end of the book, and each chapter includes exercises and suggested readings.
This is a lesson plan created by Brooke Alderks Guymon. Students will create a Keynote presentation of animal adaptations in different habitats. They will create a Title slide, four slides with two facts and a picture on each one, and a reference slide.
The folk art of -- Angelita Alba's fabric flowers -- is showcased. Contributed by the Utah Arts Council Folk Art Program from their HISPANIC CULTURE IN UTAH archives and the book HECHO IN UTAH, singers, dancers, musicians, boat builders, wood carvers, and ceramists are included in photos, biographies, and audio clips.