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Enhance at-home learning with our online resources and lesson plans. The creative process is a great opportunity to give kids a break from the screen and develop hands on skills. 

Art Flame Lessons-Flame your creativity by browsing our resources created by art educators. The Art Flame lesson plans are fun for the whole family!

Virtual Field Trip Friday-On the third Friday of every month October-June we will highlight a work of art on display in our galleries. Accompanying the artwork is an inspiring online art lesson for a simple at-home art project, adaptable for grades K-8. Enjoy viewing the art online or come in to the gallery to see if you can find the work while it is being exhibited.

Online Art Lessons, Virtual Galleries and Resources-Need more inspiration check out our carefully curated outside resources.

Be sure to check back every week for new updates. Click on the lesson plan title to be linked to a printable pdf of instructions.

Special thanks to Maren Oates, Nancy Bell, and Schack Education volunteers for helping facilitate this project.

Art Flame Lesson Resources

Resources

MATH Activity: It's Time to Make a Clock

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Students will create a clock by measuring, cutting, and being creative.

Materials used

paper plate, 2 colored paper rectangles, and a brad

Recommended for

k-2nd graders

Papel Picado Lesson Plan by Nancy Jordan

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The students will create a banner of colorful patterned paper designs inspired by Mexican Folk Art.

Materials used

multi-bright colored tissue paper, scissors, string, glue stick

Recommended for

ages 8+

Is Hojalata (Mexican Tin Folk Art) by Nancy Jordan

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The students will create a colorful embossed creature on aluminum tooling foil.

Materials used

6”x 6” aluminum foil square, scissors, ball point pen, sharpened pencil, clear tape, magazine (or other padded surface), bright colored Sharpie permanent markers or Dry-erase markers, handout with samples of reptile/creature silhouettes

Recommended for

grades 1-8

Supplemental Info

additional  pdf with info and example pictures

Creating Alebrijes at Home by Hillary Shearer

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Alebrijes originated in Mexico City in the 20th century, in 1936. Learn about their history and try making your own.

Materials used

air dry clay and paint

Recommended for

grades 1-8

See Me - Don’t Discard: Found Treasures Self-Portrait created by Mari Atkinson

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Create a project inspired by PNW artist Marita Dingus. Explore why and how she creates art from used and discarded objects.

Materials used

assorted found objects, photos, magazine clippings for assemblage

Recommended for

grades k-6

Supplemental Info

find Marita's website here and take a virtual tour of her January 2020 exhibit from Schack Art Center right here

Georgia O’ Keeffe’s Mountain/ Learning to Paint a Landscape by Kathy Simons

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Learn about Georgie O' Keeffe while students will explore using 3 watercolor techniques: wet brush, dry, layering.

Materials used

watercolor, brushes, paper

Recommended for

grades k-5

Jackson Pollock Inspired Project

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Introduce students to Jackson Pollock and create a collage papers that can be used in additional projects.

Materials used

paper, paint, pans, marbles, toy cars, sticks

Recommended for

grades k-5

Louise Nevelson - The ‘Original Recycler’ by Mari Atkinson

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Find innovative ways to show their concern for the environment and inspire the masses to reuse / repurpose and recycle / upcycle for a better future through artwork.

Materials used

cardboard, glue

Recommended for

grades k-6

Birch Basket by Mari Atkinson

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Create a simple birch basket from paper and paint.

Materials used

brown craft paper, paint, colored pencils or pastels, raffia or artificial sinew

Recommended for

grades 1-6


Online Art Lessons, Virtual Galleries, and Resources

Spring 2020 Issue of Splatter Magazine-this magazine is put out by the Washington Art Education Association and includes great projects, links, and articles.

Art.Write.Now.Tour 2019–20 Educator’s Guide-Use this resource in conjunction with the Scholastic Awards’ national traveling exhibition, in person or online at artandwriting.org/tour

OER Commons-OER Commons is a public, digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create and colaborate with educators from around the world.

Dick Blick Art Lessons - Explore hundreds of free art lessons on their website, plus some how-lesson plan videos on their YouTube Channel here. The lessons are for a variety of levels, but we recommend them for older elementary and middle school students. 

Online Resources from Seattle Art Museum-The Seattle Art Museum has created several Online Interactive sites for students and educators. Many of them have downloadble guides and lesson plans available.

Instructables- Get the invention bug by browsing through over one hundred thousand projects on this site!  Crafts, home DIY, electronics, programming, pretty much anything you can think of.  Super-inspiring, too.  Upload your own amazing projects as well!