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Kristen Applebee
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Color Scheme Compositions
Just because the chances of my students ever becoming high end
graphic designers are slim, doesn't mean I'm going to stiff them on any of the
good stuff.  Types of shapes, strong compositions, color harmonies are
all part of the mix in this assignment, t...
Color Scheme Compositions
Color Scheme Compositions
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Warm and Cool Cardboard Assemblage
Warm and Cool Cardboard Assemblage
Warm and Cool Cardboard Assemblage
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Crystalographic Balance Project
Our Art class unit on visual balance has included projects for symmetry, asymmetry, and radial balance. During week four we learned about crystallographic balance by studying the works of Andy Warhol. Andy was a boy from Pittsburg who ate a lot of Campbell'...
Crystalographic Balance Project
Crystalographic Balance Project
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Autumn Paper Mural
Fall doesn't feel like fall with out golds and rusts to help us enjoy the transition. To introduce my lower functioning students to the concept of warm and cool colors I tied it into seasonal changes. Ginko trees turn yellow, maples turn red, and magnolia t...
Autumn Paper Mural
Autumn Paper Mural
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Radial Balance
Our unit on Visual Balance in Art has continued as my students learned about radial balance by creating mandalas. Radial balance is similar to symmetrical balance in that if you fold the composition in half, it will be the same on both sides. The difference...
Radial Balance
Radial Balance
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Picasso faces
When you have students with multiple complex needs, sometimes, the learning target is as simple as helping a child realize that faces are symmetrical. I try to spice lessons up with stories from art history, such as relating last week's wire faces to Calder...
Picasso faces
Picasso faces
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Calder Art Lesson Plan
When you walk into the National Gallery in Washington D.C., one of the first things you will see is a giant black and red mobile created by Alexander (Sandy) Calder. His father, like him, was a sculpture with the name of Alexander Calder. And his grandfathe...
Calder Art Lesson Plan
Calder Art Lesson Plan
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Symmetrical Balance Art Lesson for Kids
I love balance: balance in art and balance in my life! I love my diet and my government and my checkbook to be balanced. My college art department cult film was "Koyaanisqatsi" (1982), which is the Hopi word for "life out of balance." It's music and images ...
Symmetrical Balance Art Lesson for Kids
Symmetrical Balance Art Lesson for Kids
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Back on the Bus Y'all Art Project
My art class didn't waste any time getting back into the art making mode this school year. In fact, the first week, we made bus safety posters for a contest.  Students were invited to use marker, colored pencil, watercolor or acrylic. I am always amazed at ...
Back on the Bus Y'all Art Project
Back on the Bus Y'all Art Project
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Symmetrical Balance Art Lesson for Kids
I love balance: balance in art and balance in my life! I love my diet and my government and my checkbook to be balanced. A favorite cult film from my college art department in the early 90's was called "Koyonastasky," which is the Hopi word for "Life out of...
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