Arts & Activities

An elementary and high school art education magazine providing a professional forum for experiences, opinions, and new ideas for art educators. Includes strategies for art instruction, approaches to art history, techniques for student art evaluation, and

Articles from Vol. 133, No. 5, June

2003 Guide to Summer Ordering
2003 Guide to Summer Ordering ARTS & ACTIVITIES' comprehensive directory of sources of art and craft supplies and equipment, schools, publications and services ... a ready reference for teachers, administrators and purchasing agents. (* = EQUIPMENT &...
Artistic Homage. (Teaching Art with Art)
The word "homage" means to show great respect for someone or something. Other words have more or less the same meaning and include reverence, honor, awe, adoration and veneration. Throughout the world and throughout history, a large proportion of all...
Build a Castle! (Recycling Renaissance)
Every year, the students in all grades of my elementary school do a papier-mache project. In planning the lessons, I look back to see what each grade has done before, and try to dream up something different and special. Each year they build on the...
Classroom Use
THIS FACE This portrait is of a ferocious German submarine commander from the 1940s who is about to launch a torpedo at a ship he is viewing through his periscope. The painting is one of Roy Lichtenstein's earlier Pop Art paintings done during the...
Clip & Save Art Notes
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997). Torpedo ... Los, 1963. Oil on canvas; 68" x 80". [c] Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. ABOUT THIS PAINTING The original idea for this painting came from a comic-book story called "Battle of the Ghost Ships!" that had been...
Creativity: The Flowering Tornado: Art by Ginny Ruffner. (Learning from Exhibitions)
The creativity behind Ginny Rufner's art is a direct reflection personality and character of the artist. Few artists over the course of a care have so closely used his or her own life experiences and personal philosophy to develop a variety of themes...
Editor's Note
Our mission this month is to help you "float into summer with teacher-tested ideas." That's one of the many great things about Arts & Activities--the art lessons and projects we share with our readers have been tested in art rooms and classrooms...
Horizontal and Vertical Line Designs. (Recycling Renaissance)
A quick and easy way to get artwork ready for the art show is to cut 2-inches off the top and side of any paper that will be used for drawing or painting prior to the lessons. After the student work is completed, a 12" x 18" piece of colored paper...
Just beneath the Surface. (Cover Story)
Today, it seems that there are so many popular techniques that build on the making of marks: gouging, carving and incising into paint and other media; creating a layering of shapes and colors; and overlays of images that play on our senses. These multiple...
Sixth-Grade Gallery Project
You know how it is. The school year is over for all practical purposes. The final exams are done, the books are handed in, and the lockers are cleaned out. It's hot. Why not make these last days of the school year an art event? As an instructional...
Water Artists. (Children's Art Diary)
Pools and tubs are natural spaces for children's experiments and water is,a naturally creative media. In water-play, painting, design, animation and sculpture inventions flow together. Sponge and cup cities ride tinted waves of bubbles, floating past...
Windows to Art Excitement
We have been teaching art together nearly 18 years at a private school comprising about 480 students, toddlers through eighth grade. We have built a successful art program and developed several exciting ways to let the parent and school community become...