When arts become the approach to teaching and the vehicle for learning, students meet dual learning objectives when they engage in the creative process and explore connections between an art form and another subject area to gain greater understanding in both.
Students build their ‘dream house’ then draw it using observation drawing.
Students learn how objects can represent an idea, or serve as symbols. They use symbols to create an artwork that can tell a story.
Students learn to recognize shapes and types of lines as they design and draw their own superheroes.
Students learn about artists who faced different mental and physical challenges, and complete a recycled sculpture by getting their own series of challenges.
Students learn about animal defense mechanisms and invent an animal ideally suited to live in the rainforest. They create a marionette puppet of their invention.