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The Look Make Show

Welcome to The Look Make Show, the 100% free online  resource for visual art education created by Children’s Museum of the Arts. 

 

We invite you to freely explore the curricula, each designed and implemented by our Artists in Residence in partnership with New York City classrooms.

Over the course of the school year, each curriculum covers Drawing, Color, Two Dimensional and Three Dimensional Design, as well as creativity prompts that draw on these fundamentals.

Lessons, reflections, and assessment tools are added to each curriculum as they happen, so bookmark this page, and come back often.

Noormah Jamal
?th & ?th Grade
Noormah Jamal is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist. She earned her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute in 2023 and holds a BFA in Mughal Miniature painting from The National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan. Her work centers around identity and the personal baggage that people carry. Heavy in symbolism, she approaches much of her practice through a child's lens. She has exhibited extensively, including Space in Time at Rietberg Museum, Zürich, Switzerland and Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan; Sites of Ruin at Twelve Gates, Philadelphia and Drun (The insider, the outsider) at Sanat Initiative, Karachi, Pakistan. She was an Artist in Residence at VASL Karachi in 2019 and was awarded the Imran Mir Art Prize the same year. Jamal represents the Arts as a member of the Youth Development Commission in KPK Pakistan.

Curriculum

This worksheet helps young artists understand and practice 'good line quality' and getting familiar with the hardness and softness of different pencils.

Pencil-worksheet

Sep 13, 2023

This lesson has a focus on drawing and composition. And incorporating picture books as source material

Drawing: Pick and choose!

Oct 11, 2023

An introduction to color with abstract art or free drawing.

Abstract art!

Oct 18, 2023

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Niousha Kiarashi
?th & ?th Grade
Niousha Kiarashi is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She holds an MFA in Integrated Practices from Pratt Institute and a BFA from Tehran University of Art and Architecture. Her media- and research-based practices combine science, environmental studies, psychology, and technology. She is passionate about creating alternative and sustainable ways of understanding our surroundings and working with diverse communities to put these experiences into practice.

Curriculum

Introduction to Drawing, Dots and Lines
In this lesson were going to learn about the very basic fundamentals of art which starts from introducing the students 4-6 years old to dots and how every artist starts their art practice with getting to know these basics and that lines are basically dots attached to each other. we're going through very basic introduction about different types of lines [Straight, Diagonal, Zigzag, wavy,..] with the help of attaching dots to each other to create lines.

Introduction to Drawing, Dots and Lines

Oct 3, 2023

Different types of lines, Introduction to observe their surrounding Lines,
Started the class with giving the student strings to review the different lines. we made each line on the tables and named them. then for the second quarter, students were given printouts of attaching animals to their foods using different types of lines. with the help of paraprofessionals students could get a better understanding of tracing the dashed lines of different types of lines, zigzag, wavy, etc. and we talked about each type while they were tracing them. using the way each animal moves in nature. for the third quarter of the class, we used another more advanced worksheet, to practice drawing lines more, and also a brief introduction to geometric shapes.

Different types of lines, Introduction to observe their surrounding Lines,

Oct 5, 2023

Lines to Shapes/ Introduction to shapes,
Learning the geometric shapes, how lines creates shapes and shapes could be geometric or organic. Learning their names

Lines to Shapes/ Introduction to shapes,

Oct 10, 2023

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Maria D. Rapicavoli is an artist and educator born in Catania, Italy and currently living and working in New York. She was a fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2012 and received her MFA from Goldsmiths University of London (2005) and BA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania (2001). She has exhibited in several group shows including at The High Line, New York; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; Fondazione ICA, Milano; Westfaelischer KunstvereIn, Muenster; UB Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; and Palazzo Reale, Milan. She is the recipient of many awards and grants including the Italian Council VI edition Award (2019); the nctm e l’arte award (2013); DE.MO/Movin’UP grant, Italy (2011); and Postgraduate Award in Arts and Humanities by AHRB, London (2004). She is currently an Artist Member at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York.

Curriculum

What is a drawing?
In this lesson, Students age 9 to 10 will have a basic introduction to life drawing and how to depict an object from observation. Students will explore the perception and representation of an object within the space by life-drawing a cup and a cylinder.

What is a drawing?

Sep 22, 2023

Depth of Space with Value
Depth of Space with Value: draw a sphere and cone using different tools (graphite, sanguine pastels, blending stumps, kneaded erasers); introduce the basics of shade and light.

Depth of Space with Value

Sep 29, 2023

Speed Self-Portrait
Speed Self-portraits: Exploring the use of curves and straight lines by using charcoal, sanguine pastels, and blending stumps. Introduction to charcoal pastels and tips on using them properly.

Speed Self-Portrait

Oct 5, 2023

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The Look Make Show

The Look Make Show (LMS) is Children's Museum of the Arts' online resource for self-directed art education. Together with artists and institutions from across the globe, the LMS provides insightful lessons covering a broad range of visual art ideas, free of charge to young artists and arts educators. 

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