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1 Lesson Plan Catch the Moment (Shutter Speed) (2)
This lesson demonstrates the advantage of using different shutter speeds. Students are asked to shoot various types of photos.
2 Library Media Einstein with his Tongue Out
3 Library Media Title, Lee Friedlander, Year
Excellent for a teaching slide set looking at light and shadow.
4 Library Media Mark Twain and Cat
5 Library Media Making The Not Quite White Apartment on Irolo: A Conversation with Deanna & Jeanette
A video conversation with lead instructor Deanna and youth artist Jeanette about the process of creating a photo book. Specifically, they discuss the relationship between student and mentor.
6 Teaching Activity Writing Prompt: The House On Mango Street
In this activity, students use this creative writing prompt to write a short story or poem using House On Mango Street as inspiration.
7 Teaching Activity Writing Prompt: My Name
This activity supports a series of lessons of exploring the notion of "self" and "place" photographically using a selection from a novel, starting with an excerpt that examines "naming" and moving on to descriptive language on sense of home or place.
8 Teaching Activity Photo Hunt - Emphasis on Street Photography
This activity is based on the familiar Treasure Hunt game that children play, this activity sets specific parameters for shooting, including lens focal length and what to shoot, while still leaving room for creativity.
9 Teaching Activity Photographic Assignment - Navigating Your Neighborhood!
This activity builds observational skills and sensorial awareness, while shooting in a familiar area.
10 Teaching Activity Writing Prompt: Describe a family photograph
This activity uses memory, sensory perceptions, and imagination. It can be used to discuss what people project in to an image and why people may respond to an image differently.
11 Teaching Activity 25 Vantage-Point Portraits
This activity provides a hands-on exploration of point-of-view or vantage point when shooting. It is also a good exercise to use when exploring portraiture and in stimulating students' ability to see differently.
12 Teaching Activity Collage
This hands-on activity is great for engaging youth in their own, unedited creative process, while teaching them about composition, visual narrative, deriving meaning from work, expressing creative intent, and more.
13 Teaching Activity Compositing Exercise
This activity demonstrates how to create composite images using PhotoShop. It also introduces students to the notion of constructing images in photography from their imagination.
14 Teaching Activity Motion Studies
This activity demonstrates how to take photos using long and short exposure times and introduces various types of motion photography.
15 Teaching Activity Photo Drawing Exercise
This activity is designed to develop a greater sense of composition.
16 Teaching Activity Photo Hunt
This activity focuses on capturing the energy of a place or situation. It allows students to practice taking a wide variety of photos and develop their observation skills.
17 Teaching Activity My Muybridge (3)
This activity allows students to use a fast shutter speed to create sequences of objects/people in motion.
18 Teaching Activity Looking Closer - Exploring Aperture through Macro Photography
In this activity, Students learn to understand how to achieve various depths of field and using meter to balance exposure on manual mode.
19 Teaching Activity Give Me the Light (Shooting a Subject Outdoors Using Controlled Lighting)
This activity demonstrates how to control lighting with bounce cards or reflectors and how to recognize different types of lighting.
20 Teaching Activity Shooting ABC's (Looking Closer at the Forms around Us)
This activity allows students to take a closer look at the forms and shapes in the world and photograph different objects that look like the letters of the alphabet.
21 Teaching Activity Graffiti Artist (Intro to Layers in Photoshop)
This activity demonstrates how to combine text and image in Photoshop using layers.
22 Teaching Activity About Me (Continuation of Photoshop Tutorial)
This activity teaches students how to combine text and image in Photoshop using layers.
23 Teaching Activity "Art in the Street" (Finding Relationships Between Text and Image)
This activity demonstrates the relationship between image and text.
24 Teaching Activity What I've Always Wanted To Know About You
This activity is a good team building/ice breaker exercise when you have a large group and not a lot of time. While it does not directly teach or reinforce knowledge or skills related to art making—there are many activities on this site that do that—it is a great, active way to engage people and is fun to do.
25 Teaching Activity Creating a Sensory Portrait: An Observation Exercise
This exercise accomplishes two things: it is a great warm-up exercise to introduce a group of people to one another in a fun and different way; and it helps students to understand how we use a range of sensory cues—primarily visual, but others, as well—to decode and understand a situation, person, or place.
26 Teaching Activity Hula Hoop Photography
Use a hula hoop to teach perspective.
27 Teaching Activity Collaged Portraits
Using photoshop, students collage close-up/detail photographs to create a portrait.
28 Teaching Activity Painting with Light
Use long exposures to create "light paintings".
29 Teaching Activity Story telling
This is a fun activity combining visual perception and imagination. It can be used to discuss what people project into an image and how people may respond to an image in different ways.
30 Teaching Activity Image & Text: Pictures Say A Thousand Words?
An exercise to show the impact of image and photographs.
31 Teaching Activity Dinner Table
An exercise in which students create a story about a dinner gone awry and photograph the scene
32 Teaching Resource A brief introduction to image filetypes important to photographers
Understand the basic differences between image filetypes such as JPEG, RAW, PNG, and others.
33 Teaching Resource Eugene talks about storytelling
This is a short video clip on artist-mentor, Eugene Ahn, talking about the central importance of storytelling in making documentary work.
34 Teaching Resource Tethered Shooting with Canon EOS Digital in Adobe Lightroom
This is a simple tutorial on tethered shooting.
35 Teaching Resource Making a Negative Sandwich in the Darkroom
How to print two different negatives at the same time to create one image.
36 Teaching Resource Multi-Media Slide samples
This provides links to multi-media slide shows which can be useful examples for students.
37 Teaching Resource Coachella Syllabus Template
This is a Syllabus Template for Venice Arts' project Picturing Health, which was implemented in eight Southern and Central California communities in 2010-11. It may serve as a useful guide for others implementing similar programs in their communities. Note that it is a one-week, intensive camp model.
38 Teaching Resource Plug-in pattern to run six Canon battery chargers on single Socket Sense surge protector
Technique for maximizing space on a single Socket Sense surge protector.
39 Teaching Resource Printing photos in the field with the Polaroid Pogo
Information on the benefits of the Polaroid Pogo and how to set up a camera to print directly to it.
40 Teaching Resource TOE 2010-11 Curriculum
This is a curriculum developed for the Robert Ho Foundation.
41 Teaching Resource 發布到項目庫 Posting to the Project Library
This provides instructions on how to post tutorials on a private project library.
42 Teaching Resource Cheat Sheet:
The California Visual & Performing Arts Standards

This provides an overview of the five, core Visual Art Standards and describes their relationship to Venice Arts' curriculum in easy-to-understand language.
43 Teaching Resource Activity & Lesson Plan Summary Sheet
This is the template that Venice Arts' Teaching Artists should be using to capture details about great teaching activities, lesson plans, or resources. Once complete, they can be emailed to Venice Arts Media Assistant for entry into the website.
44 Teaching Resource Core Curriculum
Our core curriculum is built upon the five learning pillars shown in this teaching resource.
45 Teaching Resource Overview of Structure and Staffing
In this resource, we go over staffing a mentoring program. In order to achieve our goal of at least one artist for every three youth, we engage professional artists as Volunteer artist-mentors.
46 Teaching Resource Venice Arts Curricular Guide
The Venice Arts Curricular Guide presents a model of linked mentoring and education. This is the downloadable print version of the online version available at http://www.VeniceArts.org. Written by Lynn Warshafsky.
47 Teaching Resource Documentary Project Evaluation Form
A simple survey to evaluate basic/beginning documentary and/or community storytelling projects.

 
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