Welcome to the Prairie Arts Center Parent and Teacher Resources page. Once a month we will feature a successful lesson plan from past Art Academy classes, summer camps, or other youth and/or outreach programming here at Prairie. Lessons will include enough detail, context, and resources to execute at home or in the classroom. It is our hope that this will be a valuable, shared resource among educators and parents in our community and beyond. We would be happy to receive feedback, social media tags, and suggestions!
Read more ...

Description:
During our 2020 Summer Camp series, Art and the Ologies, we paired up two fields of scientific inquiry and explored the various ways that artwork illustrates and aids human understanding in those particular fields. From our week with "Entomology and Botany," we offer this particularly successful lesson about how, why, and with whom trees communicate. This is a fascinating topic that held the attention of our 6-9 year olds, as well as our 10-12 year old cohort. At the heart of this lesson is learning, appreciation, discussion, and something akin to shared wonderment.
Read more ...

Students will learn a little about the extraordinary phenomenon of polar lights and some of the myths and legends associated with them. Then they will learn a fun technique to create a magical snowy landscape that includes the aurora borealis (or australis), using oil pastels and acrylic paint.

Read more ...

In September, Prairie Arts Center was asked to contribute a video tutorial of an art making project to the Annual Youth Conference put together by the Oklahoma Department of Health. This year, the conference is focused on student mental health and emotional resilience. The resulting video features a project that combines self reflection with the fun and easy DIY scratch art medium. The technique of scratch drawing can be enjoyed by kids as young as 6 on up to high school.
Read more ...
Page 1 of 2