Program Flyer: A is for Animal

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Content Provider
Contact Information
Dale Hilton
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106
Phone: (216) 707-2491
Program Title
A is for Animal
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 37 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1
Maximum Number of Participants
No maximum, though we strongly recommend one class.
Minimum Number of Participants
No minimum
Primary Disciplines
Fine Arts, Language Arts/English
Program Description
This lively 30 minute videoconference introduces young viewers to real and imaginary animals found in sculpture and paintings at The Cleveland Museum of Art. Students will learn why animals are important to different cultures, and how artists capture the appearance and behavior of these animals. As a culminating activity in the classroom, students will brainstorm to create their own griffin-like animals.
Program Format
A Is for Animal

1.Open with discussion of animal representations in art.
2.Discuss how artists capture the appearance, behavior, movement, etc. of animals.
3.View/Discuss artworks that include representations of birds, a dog, a cat, etc.
4.Examine a Chinese bear sculpture, followed by a short movement activity.
5.Discuss imaginary (composite) animals, such as a griffin.
6. Students brainstorm to create their own imaginary animals.
Students will learn:
How artists have depicted animals in their artwork.
How artists convey not only the appearance of an animal (the shape, the texture, the color, etc.), but sometimes also the behavior or the personality of an animal.
The importance of animals in history and cultures.
That art is made in different cultures using different mediums.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
30 minutes
Program Cost
By Request: $85.00
Program Fee Notes
* Purchase orders are due within 10 days of registration. Payment is due in full within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Invoices are sent upon program completion.
Cancellation Policy
Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.
Is recording allowed?

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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