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ArtsConnectEd Playground

ArtsConnectEd is an interactive Web site that provides access to works of art and educational resources from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center for K-12 educators, students, and scholars. The activities are online and for children of all ages There is a database containing thematic units and activities as well as the art collections at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, and the Minnesota Museum of American Art where students can create and publish their own art collections.

Published by Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Curriculum Areas:Fine Arts
Themes/Keywords: fine arts
gallery
visual arts


Vocabulary
art museum, art collection, art collector, art gallery, aesthetics, two-dimensional, three dimensional, visual arts, installation, painting, sculpture, architecture, mosaics, photography and printmaking, masterpiece, Abstract Art, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Baroque, Body Art, Conceptual Art, Contemporary Art, Cubism, Dada, Expressionism, Fantasy Art, Fauvism, Futurism, Impressionism Mannerism, Medieval Art, Minimalism, Modern Art, Neoclassicism, Op Art, photorealism, Pop Art, Post Impressionism, Realism, Rococo, Romanticism, Surrealism, Symbolism


Essential Question(s)
1. What is an art masterpiece?
2. What is an art museum?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What is art history?
2. Describe the art periods.
3. Describe the types of art medium.
4. What are the design elements?
5. paintings, prints, mixed media, sculpture, and drawings.

Extension and Activities
1. Language Arts: Art history requires you to study and describe what you see in terms of the design elements of line, shape, color, value, and texture. Describe 2 works of art from different periods. Then compare and contrast these 2 art pieces.
2. History: Create a timeline for a art period. (Abstract Art, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Baroque, Body Art, Conceptual Art, Contemporary Art, Cubism, Dada, Expressionism, Fantasy Art, Fauvism, Futurism, Impressionism, Mannerism, Medieval Art, Minimalism, Modern Art, Neoclassicism, Op Art, photorealism, Pop Art, Post Impressionism, Realism, Rococo, Romanticism, Surrealism, Symbolism)
3. Mathematics: Find examples of art and explain the corresponding math concepts. (such as tessellation, fractals, perspective, polyhedra, fibonacci)
4. Science: Find examples of art in nature that show tessellation, fractals, perspective, polyhedra, and fibonacci sequence.
5. Art: Make a collection showing different types of art. (paintings, prints, mixed media, sculpture, and drawings)


"After building my own website for a few months now, the website has been a great resource for my students and parents. They all like my website. There are tons of new things that I need to explore in the future. I just love it. However, I wish can could have more freedom on manipulating the layout of the web page."


pictureTerry Chen
Biology and Math
Tracy Unified - Tracy, CA






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