Art


  • Clowning Around (Lesson Plan) | Global Oneness Project

    Students watch an 8-minute film, Laugh Clown Laugh by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, about the Berlin based clown, Reinhard "Filou" Horstkotte. The role of the clown, for Reinhard, is not just to entertain, but to explore the whole human being including all of the contradictions. 

    In this lesson, students discuss the meaning of clowns and explore the themes of spontaneity and laughter as well as vulnerability. Guided classroom discussions help students to explore misconceptions about clowns as well as how the clown could be a "master of failure." Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Laugh Clown Laugh | Global Oneness Project

    Students watch an 8-minute film, Laugh Clown Laugh by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, about the Berlin based clown, Reinhard "Filou" Horstkotte. The role of the clown, for Reinhard, is not just to entertain, but to explore the whole human being including all of the contradictions. 

    In this lesson, students discuss the meaning of clowns and explore the themes of spontaneity and laughter as well as vulnerability. Guided classroom discussions help students to explore misconceptions about clowns as well as how the clown could be a "master of failure." Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Exploring the Creative Process (Lesson Plan) | Global Oneness Project

    Students watch a 4-minute film, Silent Crescendo by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, about an artist who paints with tea and ink. The film is a intimate portrait of an ex-Yugoslavian émigré artist who follows a daily ritual of creating simple drawings.

    In this lesson, students explore the creative process and discuss what individuals and society gain from living a creative life. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Silent Crescendo | Global Oneness Project

    Students watch a 4-minute film, Silent Crescendo by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, about an artist who paints with tea and ink. The film is a intimate portrait of an ex-Yugoslavian émigré artist who follows a daily ritual of creating simple drawings.

    In this lesson, students explore the creative process and discuss what individuals and society gain from living a creative life. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Passionate Pursuits | Lesson Plan | Global Oneness Project

    All sorts of artisans create beautiful, appealing alternatives to mass-produced consumer goods and entertainment. Communities can become more vibrant and resilient when handmade goods and services are created locally.

    Students view a photo essay, "The Beauty of Craft," by Unnikrishnan Raveendranathen, which portrays a number of master artists and craftspeople in the San Francisco Bay area and their passionate commitment to traditional art forms. 

    In this lesson, students learn about the "maker" and "reskilling" movements and discuss the value of low-technology art and craft forms for both individuals and society. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story. 

    Grades: 9-13+
  • The Beauty of Craft | Global Oneness Project

    Photographer Unnikrishnan Raveendranathen explores the creative process with master artists and craftspeople in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    All sorts of artisans create beautiful, appealing alternatives to mass-produced consumer goods and entertainment. Communities can become more vibrant and resilient when handmade goods and services are created locally.

    Students view a photo essay, "The Beauty of Craft," by Unnikrishnan Raveendranathen, which portrays a number of master artists and craftspeople in the San Francisco Bay area and their passionate commitment to traditional art forms. 

    In the accompanying lesson, students learn about the "maker" and "reskilling" movements and discuss the value of low-technology art and craft forms for both individuals and society. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story. 

    Grades: 6-12
  • Rethinking the Fabrics We Wear | Lesson Plan | Global Oneness Project

    Students view a photo essay, "The Art of Making Wool," by Mark Andrew Boyer, depicting the story of a sheep farmer in California who educates the public about wool and fiber arts. 

    In this lesson, students examine natural and synthetic fibers. Students explore the photo essay in groups and discuss how the sheep farmer offers an alternative to mass production with a focus on the themes of resiliency and sustainability. As an activity, students are asked to bring to class one sample of a natural fabric and one sample of a synthetic fabric. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

     

    Grades: 9-13+
  • The Art of Making Wool | Photo Essay | Global Oneness Project

    Local textile cultures called "fibersheds" offer an alternative to mass production by seeking to utilize regional agriculture, enhance ecological balance, and strengthen communities.

    Students view a photo essay, "The Art of Making Wool," by Mark Andrew Boyer, depicting the story of a sheep farmer in California who educates the public about wool and fiber arts. 

    In this lesson, students examine natural and synthetic fibers. Students explore the photo essay in groups and discuss how the sheep farmer offers an alternative to mass production with a focus on the themes of resiliency and sustainability. As an activity, students are asked to bring to class one sample of a natural fabric and one sample of a synthetic fabric. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

     

    Grades: 6-12
  • After the Quake: Preserving the Artifacts of Kathmandu | Lesson Plan | Global Oneness Project

    Earthquakes and other natural disasters can destroy valuable cultural artifacts, but local and global efforts can protect and restore relics for future generations.

    Students view a photo essay, "Protecting Cultural Heritage After the Nepal Quake", by photographer Taylor Weidman, taken after the earthquake which struck Nepa in April of 2015. The photo essay shows the damage to world heritage sites as well as religious artwork from the ancient temples.

    In this lesson, students explore the cultural artifacts in Nepal and discuss ways in which artifacts are used in their daily lives. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Protecting Cultural Heritage After the Nepal Quake by Taylor Weidman | Photo Essay | Global Oneness Project

    Earthquakes and other natural disasters can destroy valuable cultural artifacts, but local and global efforts can protect and restore relics for future generations.

    Students view a photo essay, "Protecting Cultural Heritage After the Nepal Quake", by photographer Taylor Weidman, taken after the earthquake which struck Nepa in April of 2015. The photo essay shows the damage to world heritage sites as well as religious artwork from the ancient temples.

    In this lesson, students explore the cultural artifacts in Nepal and discuss ways in which artifacts are used in their daily lives. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

    Grades: 6-12

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