I have been intrigued by the whimsical landscapes in Yellena James’s paintings for quite some time now. The imaginary ecosystem bursting with colorful flora and fauna seems to really resonate with younger audiences as well. Filled with textures, details, and colorful shading, James’s art is the perfect inspiration for today’s project. The art lesson is structured
Before fidget spinners became a thing, restless students used to torment pens with their fingers. There are some interesting studies that argue that fidgeting actually improves memory and learning tests scores, or at the very least recognizes it as a subconscious attempt to increase arousal in order to improve attention.
A “letterscape” is what I call a landscape drawn with text. More accurately, a letterscape is a form of calligram, a piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves.
What is a calligram? A calligram is a word or piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves. This calligram activity is part of a broader lesson on calligram poetry, which is part of an even bigger series on
Considering how unexceptional snow is around the northern hemisphere, we are left wondering why are winter paintings actually so rare and sparse in Western art. True enough, winter landscapes were virtually absent from the arts until the Late Middle Age. What may seem like a simple matter of taste is actually a fascinating and complex
What is a Calligram poem?
A calligram is a word or piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves.
This Lesson plan includes the history, contemporary use of calligram, as well as examples from different cultures. The practical inquiry encompasses four activities and art explorations.
In the context of art education, Surrealist games can be a useful tool to disinhibit students and unlock their creativity.More so, they are a valuable component of any open-ended art exploration and a wonderful addition to project-based curriculums.