Spotlight on Sources:
Welcome to Renzulli Learning’s Spotlight on Sources, some of our most engaging resources to excite and inspire your students!
Renzulli Learning has Enrichment Activities for every occasion and every subject! We know that engaged students are motivated students! This week we bring you some of our favorite Fine Arts resources to enrich and engage your students.
Have students explore our favorite activities and then utilize Self-Assessments to share their experiences whether they are in person, virtual, or in a hybrid model! Students can find Self-Assessments by going to the Student Dashboard and selecting Self-Assessments or by viewing an Enrichment Activity and clicking “Self-Assessment.” Students can find these activities by searching the title in My Enrichment Activities Search or Advanced Search. Students should also make sure they select “search all enrichment activities.”
Check out a few of our favorite activities below!
A Video Interview with Eric Carle - Videos and Podcast
Watch this video interview with Eric Carle to learn more about how he writes his stories and creates the illustrations to go along with them. The interview is divided into seven short video clips.
I Am An Artist - Creativity Training
Watch these three videos to learn about the materials some artists use to make constructions such as mobiles, stabiles, collages, and relief sculptures. Explore natural structures such as snowflakes and spider webs. See examples of students using different materials to make construction art in the classroom!I Am An Artist
Butterflies and Other Animals - Online Activities
Do you like to color? Do you like butterflies and garden critters? If so, then print out this page of garden critters to color them.
Study the numbers on Buzzy Bee's honeycomb. Can you figure out the pattern? Can you fill in the empty spaces with the correct numbers?
Claude Monet – Websites
As a young boy Claude Monet entered a school for the arts. He liked to paint outdoors scenes. He is famous for starting the art form titled Impressionism. Read more about Claude Monet and view some of his famous paintings.
Etch a Sketch Game – Online Activities
Do you have an Etch a Sketch? Do you like to draw? Visit this site for an online drawing tool! Use your computer's arrow keys to draw. To erase, click the toy and shake it. What will you create?
This political cartoon is based on the election of 1860. It is titled "Dividing the Nation." The cartoon depicts the candidates tearing apart the nation. What do you think of this historical cartoon?
From the Morgan Library and Museum's collection of almost 3,000 drawings by great medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Italian artists, this online exhibition presents 34 outstanding works. The artists represented include Filippino Lippi, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Jacopo Tintoretto, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
John Ruskin was the leading art critic in 19th-century England. This website offers two online courses that follow the principles set forth in Ruskin's 1857 book "The Elements of Drawing," and also use the teaching collections of art that Ruskin assembled. Watch video lessons that teach you how to draw, and then complete practical exercises in nature, architectural, landscape, and narrative drawing.
Do you like to draw? This online exhibition presents drawings by the Impressionist artist Edgar Degas. You'll find dancers, acrobats, and other subjects of his famous paintings.
Do you like modern art ? Perhaps you'd like to learn a new technique. Check out an etching technique used in modern art. Take a look at an example of etching through Joan Miro's artwork called "The Three Sisters."
Have you ever looked at a watercolor painting and wonder how the painter got it to look the way they did? This website is full of great tips and techniques on how to create a painting that looks like the most experienced painter created it. Start with the basics that are important when using watercolors, move to the techniques to know, then move on to one of many practice lessons. Once you complete these steps, there is a project to create at the end. So go get out your watercolors and paintbrush and get started!
Each week, we will send you teaching suggestions and a few examples of our best and most popular resources. For more ideas to infuse enrichment activities with your curriculum, please visit the Unit Supplements on the Teacher Site, under “Teach.” We can also link these enrichment resources to your regular curriculum if you send us a theme or topic.
Thanks for being a part of the Renzulli Learning family and we hope you find these resources helpful.
Your Renzulli Learning Team