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! This week we bring you some of our favorite Fine Arts resources to enrich and engage your students.
We know how much the arts impact your students. Renzulli Learning has thousands of arts related activities for you and your students. You can assign a self-assessment or a journal response to the activity!We hope that you have been enjoying our Weekly Activities! Don’t forget if you want to assign a weekly activity simply search the title of the weekly activity from your Teacher Dashboard and then send the activity to a student as a favorite.
To locate these activities within Renzulli Learning:
Under the 'Teach' navigation, click 'Search'.
On the Search page, type in the title of the activity you would like to locate.
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.
A Video Interview with Eric Carle
Videos / Podcasts
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
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!
Butterflies and Other Animals
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.
Ducksters Education Site: Claude Monet
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
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?
Introduce yourself to the basics of analogous colors! This page contains a brief description of analogous colors. View a thumbnail print of "Sunflowers" by Vincent Van Gogh. Try the activity of finding analogous colors!
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."
The National Gallery of Art presents 18th century art from France. At this time, France turned away from imperial aspirations to focus on more personal and pleasurable pursuits. As political life and private morals relaxed, the change was mirrored by a new style in art.
Thanks for being a part of the Renzulli Learning family and we hope you find these resources helpful.
Your Renzulli Learning Team