Explore a wealth of artistic knowledge with OVAC's free, downloadable education guides. Crafted by Oklahoma artists, these downloadable guides cater to diverse age groups and cover a wide spectrum of artistic mediums. Whether you're an educator, student, or lifelong learner we have accessible and art education plans for you!
These lessons is part of an educational series made possible by funding from Allied Arts.
Learn about abstract art and two major ways to make it. Katelynn discusses apply key words such as symbol, shape, and mark-making through a hands-on drawing and collage activity that encourages the student to use their imagination to create their own set of abstract shapes. The students will collage the shapes together and pay attention to what the artwork is telling them.
with Danette Boswell
Follow along with artist Danette Boswell as she teaches us storytelling using shapes and lines in art! Have you ever told a story with art? How can we use shapes and lines to tell a story in a picture?
RELIEF PRINTMAKING TUTORIAL
with Michelle Himes-McCrory
Follow along with Michelle Himes-McCrory as she shows you how to find inspiration through subject matter that is important to you, and how to use that inspiration to create your own relief prints. What is the main idea that is represented in your artwork? What is the link between you and your art, how does it relate to you personally.
MISTAKES ARE OKAY: AN EXPERIMENT WITH
Age Range: 3rd–5th Grade
Follow along with artist Laurel Payne as she teaches the importance of experimentation and observation in art and, most importantly, that it's OK to make mistakes! What happens when you make a mistake? Are you ever afraid of making a mistake? Do you
with Michael Elizondo Jr.
This activity will give insight to creating imaginative subject matter and will demonstrate the humor that can be found in it. How can we understand language(s) through visualization? How would the world would look visually if we took metaphors literally? This activity will give insight to creating imaginative subject matter and will demonstrate the humor that can be found within it.
Follow along with artist Ben Ezzell as he teaches us how to see shapes in everyday objects for printmaking! Discover how to identify shapes in a reference image
ART AS EXPERIENCE
Follow along with Eric Piper as he guides through 3 art activities that teach you how to translate your experiences into art. How is art experienced? What is experience? How do we choose what to focus on? How do people choose what to draw or make art about? How do we (and others) experience art and the world around us?
THE PANEL: MEASURING
Age Range: 9th–12th Grade
Follow along with artist Michael Diaz as he teaches us how to find the right proportions and placement when drawing! What am I going to draw and how will I place it on my paper?