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1 Lesson Plan Writing for Comics Exercise
This lesson explores writing for the limited format of one comic page, using condensed story writing with short but impactful content.
2 Lesson Plan Character Discovery (Comics)
This lesson explores shapes and how artists apply them to construct the figure.
3 Lesson Plan Storyboarding a Story Plot for Comics
This lesson explores the importance of condensed writing and writing a full script for a limited, one-page comic story.
4 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.
5 Lesson Plan Toilet Paper Icebreaker
This lesson is an icebreaker activity that allows students to get to know their classmates better.
6 Lesson Plan Flipbooks/Animation Basics
This lesson demonstrates the basics of animation through the creation of flipbooks, both handmade and electronic.
7 Lesson Plan Media Literacy PT. II Examples of Media literacy concepts in past Venice Arts student projects
Educators can use this resource to seek examples of student rendered projects that have successfully achieved Media Literacy Concepts.
8 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.
9 Teaching Activity Character Discovery
This activity explores shapes and how artists apply them to construct the figure.
10 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.
11 Teaching Activity Photo Drawing Exercise
This activity is designed to develop a greater sense of composition.
12 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.
13 Teaching Activity Architecture
This activity allows students to develop perspective and aesthetic reasoning through the use of drawing and working with clay.
14 Teaching Activity Intro Camera-Less Animation
This activity allows students to create layered meaning in a piece of work through the discussion of other artists' work. Students are introduced to the concepts through drawing, scratching, or painting on film.
15 Teaching Activity Getting to Know You through Writing
This activity allows students to develop their writing skills through communication without speaking. It also allows students to learn more about their peers through writing.
16 Teaching Activity Texture Collage
This activity introduces students to the idea of texture in paper and allows them to create their own collage.
17 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.
18 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.
19 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.
20 Teaching Activity Torn Paper Collage
This activity allows students to use torn paper to create their visions of anything.
21 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.
22 Teaching Activity Person, Place, and Thing Freewrite
This activity allows students to write creative stories using limited information as the basis of the story.
23 Teaching Activity Freewrite/Powerpoint Storytelling
In this activity, Students are asked to tell stories both in writing and visually using a PowerPoint presentation.
24 Teaching Activity Intro to Interviewing
This activity introduces students to interviewing strategies using a Flip Camera. In addition, students learn to use different shots while filming.
25 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.
26 Teaching Activity Graffiti Artist (Intro to Layers in Photoshop)
This activity demonstrates how to combine text and image in Photoshop using layers.
27 Teaching Activity About Me (Continuation of Photoshop Tutorial)
This activity teaches students how to combine text and image in Photoshop using layers.
28 Teaching Activity "Art in the Street" (Finding Relationships Between Text and Image)
This activity demonstrates the relationship between image and text.
29 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.
30 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.
31 Teaching Activity Paper Puppets for Cut Paper Animation
Creating a stop-motion animation with cut-out paper.
32 Teaching Activity Figure Drawing for Comics
33 Teaching Activity Learning Cinematic Language
A shooting exercise to develop skills in narrative filmmaking
34 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.
35 Teaching Resource Understanding framerate
This is a description of framerate and how it can be utilized to manipulate film and video.
36 Teaching Resource TOE 2010-11 Curriculum
This is a curriculum developed for the Robert Ho Foundation.
37 Teaching Resource Recording sound for film
Discussion on the various approaches to recording sound for a film project
38 Teaching Resource Help us test the Venice Arts online library
Here's a guide to what's in the library and how you can use it. Your feedback on these items is greatly appreciated.
39 Teaching Resource Why this guide?
We created this guide to illuminates the central differences between handing a child a camera, and investing in the creativity and critical thinking of the next generation of young image-makers and storytellers.
40 Teaching Resource Core Curriculum
Our core curriculum is built upon the five learning pillars shown in this teaching resource.
41 Teaching Resource The Learning Arc
In this learning resource, we lay out how we think of each cycle at our program as representing a learning arc, beginning with introductory knowledge and skill development and resulting in the editing of work for a final exhibit or screening.
42 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.
43 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.
44 Teaching Resource Media LIteracy PT. I Music Videos
What is Media Literacy? Media Literacy stresses the importance of being an active viewer, one who questions industry norms and standards, deconstructs imagery, and decodes embedded messages in mainstream media content.

 
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