Video Lessons

Janelle Green, instructor of English at Auburn University, leads a lively lesson for middle school students that combines visual art with language arts.

Overview

The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts’ education department in collaboration with Montgomery Public Schools has created a number of videos for teachers in various grade levels to use in the classroom with their students. If you would like to complete the projects and need a list of supplies used, please contact Education Assistant Brandy Morrison at bmorrison@mmfa.org or 334.625.4365.

Creating a Self-Portrait

Designed for 3rd Grade | Led by Laura Bocquin

A self-portrait is a work of art depicting the artist who is creating it. Follow along with this video to enjoy making your own original self-portrait while learning how to place facial features proportionally, measuring with rulers.

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Recorded on June 3, 2020

Printing History

Designed for 4th Grade | Led by Laura Bocquin

This fun-for-all lesson combines introductory printmaking with Alabama history, offering opportunities to explore our state’s historical landmarks and buildings. Choose one to research, and then create a relief print in its likeness.

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Recorded on May 13, 2020

Becoming Alabama

Designed for 4th and 5th Grades | Led by Kaci Norman

Celebrate the great state of Alabama with this unique history tour using art. Move through the galleries and explore works in the collection that highlight important periods and events during the history of Alabama. At the end learn how to make your own version of Stars of Montgomery, our studio lesson that accompanies this tour.

Featured Works

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Recorded on June 16, 2020

Golden Spiral

Designed for 5th to 8th Grade | Led by Laura Bocquin

Follow along with this pre-recorded lesson to engage students with visual art while learning about numerical sequencing! Create colorful collaged Golden Spirals using the Fibonacci Sequence, a mathematical compass, special graphed paper, and patterned papers. 

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Recorded on June 16, 2020

Poetry and Art

Designed for Middle School | Led by Janelle Green with Laura Bocquin

Janelle Green, instructor of English at Auburn University, leads this lively lesson for middle school students, combining visual art with language arts. Focusing on ekphrasis, the detailed description of a visual work, and using the MMFA’s Red Fish as inspiration, Green skillfully demonstrates how a work of art can be used to write a poem that engages all five senses.

Featured Work

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Recorded on August 18, 2020

Art History

Designed for High School | Led by Alice Novak

Take a walk through the galleries and connect to works of art from the 18 to 20th centuries, exploring what they reveal to us about the times in which they were created. We will consider representations of gender, the natural world, and narrative in art and feature paintings, a sculpture, a print, and a work of ceramics.

Featured Works

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Recorded on July 16, 2020

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