Integration Subject: English Language Arts
ArtCore modules are inspired by big ideas, driven by essential questions, and connected to core subject areas by weaving creative engagement, artistic principles, and the studio habits of mind throughout.
Students collaboratively and artistically generate messages to the world.
Big Idea: By allowing learners to discuss real issues that are relevant to them, we tap into their innate drive for contribution. By asking them to consider multiple viewpoints, students generate their own messages to the world.
Students create a metaphorical core for themselves as part of the greater whole.
Big Idea: There are multiple intersections between one’s self and the cultures they identify with.
Students determine their “golden line” from a series of journal entries to reveal something about themselves and their life experiences. They make a watercolor painting with this “golden line” as the subject.
Big Idea: We share our stories to guide each other through the ups and down of life.
Students write directions to make a work of art, and then switch with a peer to make a work of art someone else conceptualized.
Big Idea: Our use of language affects our art making experiences.
Students engage in short skits, narrative writing and illustration to learn about inspiring women in STEM careers.
Big Idea: Women experience a number of barriers to participation in STEM careers.
Students connect imagery and language to emotion and color, then use watercolor techniques to express meaning.
Big Idea: Literary images that evoke emotions can be represented without words, through colors & textures. Expressing word based imagery and figurative language via color and texture.