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    Classroom Challenge – Making Creativity Visual – September 2015

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      How does art contribute to student academic achievement and success?


      Student achievement in art education has been connected with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. 

       

      A May 2005 Harris Poll on arts education, commissioned by Americans for the Arts, revealed that art education contributes to academic achievement, social and emotional development, civic engagement and equitable opportunity.


      In addition, a report by the Rand Corporation on the visual arts concluded that art connects people more deeply to the world and open them to new ways of seeing, creating the foundation to forge social bonds and community cohesion. According to Eric Cooper, National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, art provides children from challenging backgrounds to have a more level playing field with children who have the experience that art provides.


       

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      Learning that integrate the arts, offers students opportunities to engage their academic subjects through talents and abilities which they may not have the opportunity to engage in otherwise.  Students can use their skills to create while learning to describe, analyze, interpret and judge the work of others.

       

      Learning that integrate the arts, offers students opportunities to engage their academic subjects through talents and abilities which they may not have the opportunity to engage in otherwise.  Students can use their skills to create while learning to describe, analyze, interpret and judge the work of others.

       

       

      Lesson Ideas


      1.   Create 3D-drawing to design a community

      2. Select a piece of art and analyze the author’s use of color and imagery

      3. Design conceptual art piece based on role of geometry and fractions, in producing this art.

      4.   Write a letter to a friend or family member describing a painting; time of day, weather etc., using colors from art as a guide.

      5. Select a piece of art and identify major events in history that occurred at the same time the artwork was created.

      6.   Use leaves to teach realistic versus abstract art. Make abstract art based on the scientific qualities of the leaf.



       

      Your Challenge


      Here is your opportunity to be creative.  Click on this link and create a collage.  Use the images provided on the right to create your collage.  When finished, click the save button to save your collage and download it to your desktop.  Upload your image and write a poem to explain your collage.  How can you use this and or similar art activities to allow students to be creative while meeting curriculum goals?