A Motion in Time
Students will explore the idea of movement in artworks found at the Akron Art Museum. After discussion and activities, students will collaborate to create stop-motion scenes about their everyday lives.
Dark Art: Explore the dark side of artworks with serious moods and tones in this sculpture lesson that utilizes found objects and monochromatic hues. (Recommended for grades 7-9)
Using the art elements of line, shape & color as ingredients, students will develop their own art “recipe” and create sculptural works representing their ideal meal. (Recommended for grades K-4)
This lesson will push students beyond the boundaries of traditional art-making through the use of non-traditional resources in the creation of non-objective artworks. (Recommended grades 5-8)
Ezra Jack Keats: Mixed Media Storytelling
Explore collage and paper marbling techniques used by picture book author/illustrator Ezra Jack Keats with this mixed media lesson. (Recommended for grades 6-12)
Ezra Jack Keats: Storytelling Resist
Take inspiration from the simple shapes and bold use of color in the illustrations of picture book author/illustrator Ezra Jack Keats with watercolor resist lesson. (Recommended for grades K-5).
M.C. Escher: Impossible Realities Sarah Kabot: Unfolding Space
Examine the mathematics behind Escher’s prints and learn meaningful mathematical and artistic experiences that will enrich your visit.
Jean-Pierre Gauthier: Machines at Play
Use the artwork of kinetic sculptor Jean-Pierre Gauthier to explore science concepts such as sound, electricity, and simple machines. (Recommended for grades 2-9)
Ink. Print. Repeat
Layer up and explore the possibilities of printmaking with this lesson inspired by the exhibition Multiplicity: Contemporary Prints from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Recommended for grades 5-9)