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Early Childhood: Constructing an Appalachian Alphabet
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Early Childhood: Constructing an Appalachian Alphabet

Students created the alphabet using materials from outside, but this lesson could be adapted just as well using materials from home!

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Elementary: Mail Art Madness
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Elementary: Mail Art Madness

This lesson may inspire teachers and parents to reach out virtually to local artists (or even artists living afar) to do their own pen-pal drawing collaboration.

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Middle School: Drawing in the Round
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Middle School: Drawing in the Round

This lesson challenges students to draw on a cylindrical curved surface. All parents or teachers need is a paper cup and drawing materials!

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High School: Reimagining Heather Hansen
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High School: Reimagining Heather Hansen

Students start with drawing and switch to creating curled paper sculptures inspired by Heather Hansen. This lesson uses minimal materials.

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All Levels: Scribble It Out
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All Levels: Scribble It Out

A therapeutic drawing activity and a great way to de-stress—using minimal materials.

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Middle and High School: Pinhole Camera Lesson
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Middle and High School: Pinhole Camera Lesson

Experience the art of pinhole cameras! Create a one-of-a-kind long exposure pinhole camera that requires no darkroom processing. Easily adaptable for kindergarten through college and beyond, this project uses readily available materials.

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High School: Digital Portrait Lesson
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High School: Digital Portrait Lesson

Students create works that have personal meaning to them and show personal expression by taking selfies and using an app to change the color or mood of the image to express a feeling. Who do we know from art history who also did this? The Impressionists, of course.

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All Levels: Body Scan Drawing
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All Levels: Body Scan Drawing

Body scanning is a technique often used in mindfulness practice to help soften, settle, and calm both the body and mind. This is a great way to help students connect with their bodies as a means of bringing full attention to real-time experiences that happen in the present moment.

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All Levels: <em>SchoolArts</em> Mini Lessons
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All Levels: SchoolArts Mini Lessons

A variety of ClipCards from SchoolArts magazine. Enjoy these mini lessons that provide something engaging for everyone.

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