Artopia - Teacher Resources

Artopia is a comprehensive Web-based arts experience designed for middle school students, covering the visual and performing arts.

FIND RESOURCES: Dance | Media Arts | Music | Painting | Sculpture | Theater

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NOTE: Many of these lesson plans are being updated. We will add resources and lesson plans soon!

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Dance

RESOURCES

  • Dance Arts Cards (PDF)

LESSON PLANS 

  • Plodding Along and Breaking Through
  • Choreographic Variations on “Plod” 
  • It’s All in the Name
  • Plodding Along: The Dan Wagoner Experiment 
  • Take the Stage
  • Floor Paths 

 

Media Arts

RESOURCES

  • Electronic Arts Vocabulary Words (PDF)
  • Film and TV Vocabulary Words (PDF)
  • Photography Vocabulary Words (PDF)
  • Media Arts Cards (PDF)

LESSON PLANS 

  • Reading Advertisements 

 

Music

RESOURCES

  • Music Vocabulary Words (PDF)
  • Music Arts Cards (PDF)

 

Painting

RESOURCES

  • Painting Teacher's Guide (PDF)
  • Elements and Principles of Design (PDF)
  • Painting Art Cards (PDF)

LESSON PLANS & CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

  • Vasarely Was a Colorful Fellow
    Palette Knife Painting Inspired by the Works of Brian Rutenburg 
    Lending Voice to Landscapes-Writing Scripts for the Stage 
    Download The Piebald Horse Assessment
    Tips for Writing Assessment Items

 

Sculpture

RESOURCES

  • Elements and Principles of Design (PDF)
  • Sculpture Art Cards (PDF)

LESSON PLANS

  • Marisol/Thinking Outside The Box
  • Ceramic Sculpture – Wild and Wacky Ceramic Shoes
  • Ceramics – Face Vessels: Original African America Folk Art

 

Theater

RESOURCES

  • Theater Vocabulary Words (PDF)
  • Theater Art Cards (PDF)

LESSON PLANS

  • Creating an Object and Storymaking Through Pantomime
  • Lending Voice to Landscapes-Writing Scripts for the Stage