Unified Arts

Ten Lessons the Arts TeachBy Elliot Eisner, Professor in Education and Art at Stanford Universityhttp://www.arteducators.org/advocacy/10-lessons-the-arts-teach
  • The Arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum, in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the Arts it is judgment rather than rules.
  • The Arts teach children that problems can have much more than one solution and questions can have more than one answer.
  • The Arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
  • The Arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving, purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstances and opportunity. Learning in the Arts requires the ability and willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
  • The Arts make vivid the fact that words do not, in their literal form or number, exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
  • The Arts teach students that small differences can have large effects. The Arts traffic in subtlety.
  • The Arts teach students to think through and within a material. All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
  • The Arts help children to say what cannot be said. When children are invited to disclose words what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.
  • The Arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.
  • The Arts important position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.

Visual Arts
A good resource for students.

Check out paintings from select art museums from around the world.

This website shows the beauty of all of our state flowers. I love the artwork! Have fun viewing it, especially at the end when they make a bouquet of all of the flowers.

Wow! Glass blowing is really an art form of beautiful delicacy.

Make your own comic strip! You can view Mrs. Pardington's example at: [[mhtml:{7B2BE0AE-3395-479C-BD3F-77F0C07E08D0}mid://00000757/!x-usc:http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/comix.html?comix_id=37414314|\]]http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/?comix_id=37414314

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Place the pin on the pumpkin, hold your left button down, and carve. You can reset or undo if you make a mistake. When you're done, push "done" and see your pumpkin lit up. This is a great site to use to decide how to carve your pumpkin for Halloween.

Interactive art online!

Click the graphic at the top and become your own Jackson Pollock. Have fun drawing. Each click changes the color of your ink. Slowing down makes bigger splotches. ENJOY!

Make a Snowflake

Make a snowflake!

Watch how to cut out a snowflake from the "Rocky Mountain Snowflakes"
book by Debra Bonzek:

Astounding paper sculptures of Native Americans by Allen and Patty Eckman.

How to Draw:

An Eye


One point Perspective

Learn your musical notes with these games.

Work on learning your notes.

You can practice your recorder at **Recorder Karate Dojo** . Use karate as your ID, but you must get the password from your vocal music teacher.



Check out last year's play:

Check out our radio play from a previous year!
Go to www.beverlyschool.org/4/chickens09.wmv
Our own media specialist, Kristin Fontichiaro, wrote both plays for us.