Posts Tagged ‘lesson ideas’

Teachers Explore Playful Activities in Day 3 of the Summer Seminar

August 1st, 2012 4 comments

How can we make learning fun? By cultivating a playful spirit! And we certainly did just that in the third day of the Art & Language Arts Summer Seminar.

If you participated in today’s program, post a comment that describes one way that you can use play in your classroom to enhance student learning.

K-5 Teachers Discover Strategies for Helping Students to Draw

July 31st, 2012 6 comments

During the second day of the Art & Language Arts seminar, we were drawn to drawings! We explored different drawing tools, experienced a special VIP talk by a curator in our drawings department, and tried an activity that made us feel comfortable drawing—even those who were most skeptical of their artistic abilities.

For those who participated in today’s program, please share a strategy for helping students to overcome the fear of creating a drawing that doesn’t meet their expectations. How do we help students move past the idea that their pictures need to “look right”?

New Videos: Artist Kim Abeles, Poetry and Art Lessons

June 7th, 2012 Comments off

Find inspiration in the work of artist Kim Abeles and in poetry lessons that connect to works of art in the Getty Museum’s collection. These videos were excerpted from the 2012 Culminating Event of the Art & Language Arts program.

Artist Kim Abeles Discusses Her Work at the Getty Center
Los Angeles-based artist Kim Abeles addresses social, political, and environmental issues in her innovative works of art. In this video, she describes her work, process, and inspiration.


Elementary Teachers Share Arts-Integrated Lessons at the Getty Center
Elementary teachers present their unique ideas for how to connect Impressionism, a still-life painting, and poetry to their classroom curricula.


A Poetry and Art Lesson by Paula Rucker
Teacher Paula Rucker describes how she engaged her fourth and fifth grade students with Impressionist paintings and then discovered that she, and not just her students, could create art and make it a part of her life.