Free, Fun, Art Appreciation Lessons for K-12

September 10th, 2011 by diane Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Saturday, September 10, 2011 and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website: The Walters Art Museum: Integrating the Arts

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12 with emphasis on Middle School; parental supervision advised.)

ClickScholar Meike of New Zealand suggested this website that offers online art exhibits and free interactive art appreciation activities and lessons for students in grades K-12.

The website is the online companion to The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.  You’ll find virtual exhibits that feature a collection of art that was amassed by two men, William and Henry Walters. The collection includes a sampling of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe including Greek sculpture, medieval Old Master paintings, Art Deco jewelry,
and 19th-century European and American masterpieces.

When you get to the “Integrating the Arts” page, you’ll find two, free, multi-media activities that use visual arts to teach concepts of social studies, science, language arts, and math.

They include:

1) Mummies, Manuscripts, and Madonnas – Assemble a life-sized version of a Roman sarcophagus, create a suit of armor, and restore an ancient Mesopotamian relief back to its original color!

2) China – Trace the evolution of Chinese writing, follow a red dragon through an ancient tale, and learn about Chinese symbolism.

Don’t Miss the “Lesson Plans” – Access an array of FREE art appreciation lesson plans for grade K-12 that cover topics such as:

  • Ancient World Storytelling
  • Egyptian Symbols
  • Interpretations of the Golden Rule
  • Personal Coat of Arms
  • Warhol Stained Glass
  • Clay Stories
  • Perspective on Pavimenti
  • Monsters
  • ~And Much More!

You can download a pdf with complete lesson instructions, links to the artwork discussed in the lesson (available on The Walters Art Museum website) and ideas for extension activities and further learning.

BONUS! This site also offer a fun interactive, multi-media adventure for kids called Waltee’s Quest: The Case of the Lost Art. Kids will have fun learning all about works of art while
trying to solve a mystery! 

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