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1 Lesson Plan What's Inside of You?
This lesson helps students develop a sense of self-perception and imagination through drawing what is inside them, either literally or figuratively.
2 Lesson Plan Recap of Collage Exploration
In this lesson Students are given the opportunity to reflect on the previous collage activities they have completed (Recycled Materials Robot, etc.) and learn to recreate their own robots in another collage.
3 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.
4 Teaching Activity Self-Portraits
This activity encourages students to create various types of self portraits. It allows students to strengthen their storytelling skills and creativity.
5 Teaching Activity Favorites
This activity allows students to develop their storytelling abilities through the use of visual images.
6 Teaching Activity What is Art?
This activity allows students to develop a greater sense of creative expression through observing various types of artwork (e.g. cake designs) and executing their own designs from what they observe.
7 Teaching Activity Architecture
This activity allows students to develop perspective and aesthetic reasoning through the use of drawing and working with clay.
8 Teaching Activity Mosaic Masks
This activity provides students with a background on mosaic technique and allows them to create their own mosaic masks.
9 Teaching Activity Texture Collage
This activity introduces students to the idea of texture in paper and allows them to create their own collage.
10 Teaching Activity Mini-Me (Body Outline Sketches)
This activity allows students to develop a sense of self and to express their feelings and thoughts through self portraits.
11 Teaching Activity Ocean Habitats
This activity introduces the idea of recycling as art. Students are asked to create an ocean habitat using scrap-recycled materials.
12 Teaching Activity Recycled Materials Robot
This activity allows students to use their imagination in creating their own robot. It teaches students about various textures and materials and how they can be used in art.
13 Teaching Activity Torn Paper Collage
This activity allows students to use torn paper to create their visions of anything.
14 Teaching Activity Robot Re-creation
This activity allows students to look back on the previous exercise the completed, Recycled Materials Robot, and express what they learned. Students use their imagination to develop a story about the robot they have created.
15 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.
16 Teaching Activity Origin of Cave Art Activity
Origin of art/cave art, creative thinking, observation, artistic analysis, practical painting techniques.
17 Teaching Resource No-heat candlemaking technique
This explains how beeswax sheets can be used as an alternative to using heat in candlemaking.
18 Teaching Resource Wet-on-wet watercolor painting
This is a tutorial on how to create wet-on-wet watercolor painting which is a useful method to study color and mood with little form.
19 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.
20 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.
21 Teaching Resource Core Curriculum
Our core curriculum is built upon the five learning pillars shown in this teaching resource.
22 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.

 
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