Metis Inspired Free Art Project | Paper
one art project that can usually be completed within a few hours from the start to the end of clean-up.
- a complete lesson plan with step-by-step instructions with modifications to differentiate for your students (or your available supplies).
- a project that uses art materials found in most classrooms like Tempera paint, construction paper, and paintbrushes.
- photographs of student examples.
instructions to minimize prep work and clean up.
art projects designed for the "not-an-art-teacher" generalist (meaning they don't require you to have a lot of specialized art skills).
- studying the artwork of Leah Dorion. Students will create their own pieces of art to reflect the style of illustrations. Access to the books The Giving Tree: A Retelling of a Traditional Métis Story, The Diamond Willow Walking Stick: A Traditional Metis Teaching Story About Generosity, or My First Métis Lobstick. Any of her books will work for this activity.
Ninja Note: This file is a PDF and requires printing for students to use the student pages. Teachers are not required to print the plans or photographs to use them. Instead, they can be displayed on a projector to be shared with students.
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