Kindergarten Visual Art Training “Wolf Pup 101” International Wolf Center “For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.” - Rudyard Kipling “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely. Broad, wholesome, charitable views can not be acquired by vegetating in one’s little corner of earth.” - Mark Twain From Innocents Abroad, 1869 Two Visual Art Trainings in 2009-2010 • September 23rd – Kindergarten Level PLC with Amie Marquez • February 9th – Video-Conference: International Wolf Center with Tyson Ledgerwood School Wide Art Show 2009-2010 • The winners of the individual school art shows will be framed and displayed at the Western Heritage Museum on May 8th 2010. “The word art, derived from an ancient Indo-European root that means “to fit together,” suggests as much. Art is about fitting things together: words, images, objects, processes, thought, historical epochs.” - Jeffrey J. Schnapp Director of Stanford Humanities Lab Stanford University Hour #1 “Hands On” Classroom Lesson #1 “Forest Floor Texture Painting” 1. Put your name on the back. 2. Lay the brown tissue paper flat on the poster board. 3. Paint watered down glue on top of it. 4. Let dry. 5. Cut out paw print. 6. Glue the foot print on the brown background. 7. Add leafs. 8. Add rocks. 9. Add snow. Hour #2 Video-Conference • Virtual Classroom Lesson • Questions and Answers from Presenter • Sign-up for Video-Conference in your classroom. Hour #3 “Hands On” Classroom Lesson #2 “Totem Pole” Day One: • Cut out the top shape. • Cut out two circles. • Paste your Eagle’s eyes. • Draw and Color in your Eagle’s Beak • Draw Feathers on his Wings. “Hands On” Classroom Lesson #2 “Totem Pole” Day Two: 1. Cut out middle shape. 2. Cut out two circles. 3. Paste your Wolf’s eyes. 4. Draw and Color in your Wolf’s nose and whiskers and ears and paws. “Hands On” Classroom Lesson #2 “Totem Pole” Day Three: 1. Cut out the bottom shape. 2. Cut out two circles. 3. Paste your Bear’s eyes. 4. Draw and Color in your Bear’s nose and whiskers and ears and paws. “Hands On” Classroom Lesson #2 “Totem Pole” Day Four: 1. Put your name on the back on the long poster board strip. 2. Glue it all together on your “totem pole”. Resource Information • The International Wolf Center website has teacher resources at this link: http://www.wolf.org/wolves/learn/educator/edu_main.asp “Art is the cleverness of Odysseus; the intimate knowledge of materials in a sculpture by Renaissance master Benvenuto Cellini or a dress designed by Issey Miyake; the inventive genius of a Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, or computer visionary Douglas Englebart; the verbal craft in everything from an aphorism (“Time is Money”) to an oration (“Four Score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation”) to a commercial slogan (“Just Do It”). In short, art isn’t to be found only in galleries and museums; it is woven into the warp and woof of an entire civilization.” - Jeffrey J. Schnapp Director of Stanford Humanities Lab Stanford University “Art completes what nature cannot bring to finish.” - Aristotle Story time References • Images are from the website of the International Wolf Center.
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