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Essential Question(s): How do life experiences influence the way you relate to art? How does learning about art impact how we perceive the world? What can we learn from our responses to art?


See snowmen and other sculpture of snow and ice made to make the community delighted!

Three Week Lesson

The Snowman

Enduring Understanding: A child’s imagination has lasting power to fuel their life.          Why do artists create art -works?

How does public art displays affect the community?


Target Learnings and Assessment Criteria


2.2   Demonstrate beginning skill in tempera


2.3   Depict illusion of depth with size and placement


2.4  Create a painting using warm or cool colors expressively


1.2   Perceive and discuss differences in moods created by warm and cool colors.      





Discuss how art is used in events:


4.2  Compare different responses to the same work of art




To do Now or Warm-up 

  1.  Share images of the snow sculptures. What reasons would artists create these? (Enriching the community)
  1.  Introduce the video the Snowman. What is imagination? Who is the storyteller? What makes this a work of fiction? How did the music add to the animation?

           Talk about the art elements and how the artist used warm and cool colors. Look at the art

            examples found on Wonder Time Arts

  1.  Students should use white construction paper white tempera and use only red or blue mixed in to create different values. Use big brushes. Place old butcher paper over tables. Write Name, Date, Room Number
  1.  Sketch out the characters in the foreground, then middle ground, and last the background.
  1. Paint Picture

6. Students share their art with the table group discussing elements of art and use of value.Identify foreground, middle-ground and background.

  1.  Use the artist rubric to evaluate your work.
  1. Students write artist statement telling either a character description or a process piece explaining what you did first, next, then and last.
  1.  Discuss with the students where should the art be shown and how should it be displayed.
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Mrs. Schellenberg & Young Artists

Ralph Waldo Emerson's  Poem:             Success-     to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know  even one life breathed easier because of you.

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Thank you AT&T

We used the wiring for our artful galimotos

Duncan Ceramics, Thank you! With your help and friends of the Fresno Art Museum 's  support, every child created a tie-dyed T Shirt. You made our world brighter!

Fresno County Office of Education, we thank You for the opportunity to create with clay!

Thank you Mr. Bullwinkle and Fresno County Office of Education for awarding us with a grant to purchase a kiln and clay supplies. We are so happy and grateful!

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