Janelle Green, instructor of English at Auburn University, leads a lively lesson for middle school students that combines visual art with language arts.
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 email@example.com or 334.625.4365.
Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
Designed for Elementary School | Led by Tori Nicole Jackson
Follow along with artist Tori Nicole Jackson, descendent of the Mvskoke (also known as the Muscogee or Creek) Nation, while she teaches about Native American Heritage specific to the River Region. Students will learn about several customs and traditions including the Green Corn Festival and stomp dancing while creating their own stomp character using premade paper figures.
If you would like to receive the supplies for free, while supplies last, to complete the art activity in this lesson please contact Kaci Norman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recorded on November 19, 2020
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.
Recorded on June 3, 2020
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.
Recorded on May 13, 2020
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.
Recorded on June 16, 2020
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.
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.
Recorded on August 18, 2020
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.
Recorded on July 16, 2020
Designed for High School | Led by Elisabeth Palmer
Explore the beadwork made by a collective group of women in South Africa in the traveling exhibition Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence. We will learn about these women, their styles, and stories that show their remarkable, hard-working, and creative spirit.
Recorded on October 6, 2020