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Activity

Odon the Giant - Story Time Draw Along

Students will draw their favorite unlikely, small hero from the Philippine folk tale “Odon the Giant.”

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8)

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Origami Reina

The most famous object in the Asian Art Museum’s collection and among the most celebrated ancient Chinese bronzes in the world, this is the only bronze work in the form of a rhinoceros known to have been made during the Shang dynasty (approx. 1600–1050 BCE). The museum affectionately refers to this object as Reina, which means princess or queen in Spanish. Fold an origami Reina using these instructions.

GRADE LEVEL: Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
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What Leo Valledor’s Titles Tell Us

Objective: Examine Valledor’s use of titles to understand how language and image work together to create an aesthetic experience.

GRADE LEVEL: High School (9-12)
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Public Art and Civic Participation

Objective: Students will consider how public art promotes civic participation and social commentary by 1) researching Bay Area public art and completing research assignments or, 2) submitting grant proposals for hypothetical public art.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Wire Sculpture Explorations

Objective: Students will critically examine Ruth Asawa’s sculpture work and create their own works of art in her style using principles of geometry and 3-D shapes

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

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Experiment with Construction Paper Photograms

In this activity, you will simply use black construction paper, sunlight, and everyday objects from your house or yard.

GRADE LEVEL: Pre-Kindergarten, Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond
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