|1||Lesson Plan||Cutout Animation
This lesson demonstrates how to use the cutout animation technique. Students are asked to create cutout animation using collage materials and to tell a story.
|2||Lesson Plan||Flipbooks/Animation Basics
This lesson demonstrates the basics of animation through the creation of flipbooks, both handmade and electronic.
|3||Teaching Activity||Humanitarian Research (Or Any Central Researched Theme)
This activity emphasizes the importance of research and accurately representing factual information.
This activity allows students to create pixilation projects in groups.
|5||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.
|6||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.
|7||Teaching Activity||Paper Puppets for Cut Paper Animation
Creating a stop-motion animation with cut-out paper.
|8||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.
|9||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.
|10||Teaching Resource||Core Curriculum
Our core curriculum is built upon the five learning pillars shown in this teaching resource.
|11||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.
|12||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.