|1||Lesson Plan||Toilet Paper Icebreaker
This lesson is an icebreaker activity that allows students to get to know their classmates better.
|2||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.
|3||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.
|4||Teaching Activity||Practicing Interviews
An exercise to prepare students for in-the-field interviewing.
|5||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.
|6||Teaching Resource||L.A. on the cheap: Art for free, or for practically free
The challenge: how to keep things both real and affordable in the ongoing quest to stay in contact with art. Here are some local resources, and how to experience them for free.
|7||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.
|8||Teaching Resource||TOE 2010-11 Curriculum
This is a curriculum developed for the Robert Ho Foundation.
|9||Teaching Resource||Using a Virtual Learning Environment
We encourage you to consider how to best integrate the web into your own programs, both to build technology skills, as well as to showcase student work.