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Thurs: 1 PM–8 PM
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200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.581.3500
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Lesson

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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The Dichotomy Between Fine Art and Crafts

Objective: Students will explore the dichotomy between craft and fine art while investigating Ruth Asawa’s sculpture work and identity.

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

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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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Design a Calligraphic Plate

Design a calligraphic plate using Arabic script and images inspired by a meaningful word.

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