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Use these printable full-color images of artwork in your classroom. The images are accompanied by brief, lively commentary that provides context and avenues for further discovery.
Adapt these interdisciplinary lesson plans for your classroom.
Hokusai and Slow Looking
How is slow looking different from how you would usually observe a piece of art? Experience “slow looking,” an observation technique that encourages students to slow down, select one artwork, and observe it deeply for a prolonged period in order to gain appreciation and insights.
Download the Lesson Plan and Worksheet: Hokusai and Slow Looking.
Content Areas: Visual Arts; English Language Arts
Tricks of Naturalism: Hokusai’s Landscape Paintings
How do artists create naturalism in landscape paintings? Students will understand that artists use techniques—“perspective tricks”—to create naturalism in landscape paintings.
Download the Lesson Plan, Worksheet: Matching Activity, and Worksheet: Observation Activity.
Content Area: Visual Arts
Mosque Lamps: The Beauty of Light
How can works of art reflect and support religious beliefs? Incorporate patterns, letterforms, and calligraphy to create structures resembling Islamic mosque lamps.
Content Areas: Social Studies; Visual Arts
Exploring Visual Narratives through Thangkas
What are some ways in which one can tell his/her life story? Express personal perspectives and visual narratives through the Tibetan art form of thangkas.
Content Areas: English Language Arts; Social Studies; Visual Arts