Projects / lessons
Paper Crane Multimedia Project
Students get the chance to play and experiment with multiple media in this lesson, as well as explore color theory and differing types of line.
I LOVE MYSELF
Students observe the color of their skin, then mix paint to match it for a self portrait with an intentional focus on how beautiful each and every skin color is.
Starry Winter Skies
Paper Polyhedron ornaments
Lookout tower of dreams
Students build lookout tower structures from found materials such as cardboard, toothpicks, skewers, popsicle sticks, paper, masking tape, hot glue, etc. The towers will be imaginative (atypical architecture) models and must be at least 12” tall.
Home is more than a place
Students will examine Native American ledger drawings and develop their own symbolic language to express their personal idea of “home”. They will complete mixed media drawings on found paper.
Fun with Hat Making
Students will create their own collaged hat made from an assortment of found paper and objects. Each hat should reflect/represent the student who created it.
Students work in groups to create an outfit for a fashion show. They must use found objects such as cardboard, newspaper, plastics, tape, string, and glue. Each group must have a model and an announcer to present their wearable art.
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Teaching Artist, Jo Nasvik, demonstrates three works of art she created for her senior thesis while earning her Bachelor of Fine Art at the University of Montana. The work explores consumerism and the excessiveness of inanimate objects, through a combination of performance, sculpture, and documentation.
Art Education Advocacy
- Can Our Classrooms Become Beehives of Creativity?, Emily Kohring, Director of Arts Education, Montana Arts Council