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The Denver Art Museum is internationally recognized for its innovative installations, education programs, and family-friendly environment, as well as activities that encourage art appreciation through participation. The museum is committed to providing high quality educational resources and learning opportunities for teachers through its online resource, Creativity Resource for Teachers website. With the world-class Denver Art Museum collection to share, and adaptable lessons plans designed by teachers for teachers, Creativity Resource offers a rich and trustworthy source of tools that both inspire teachers and make it easy for them to meet educational standards in creative ways.

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A Collage of Cultures
  • Arts
  • MS, HS
Students will learn about the various artistic materials and techniques used in the Osage Ribbon Appliqué Wearing Blanket and discuss how art and...
All in a Name
Denver Art Museum 
Updated: 
2016
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  • Arts
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Students will reflect on Mark di Suvero’s creative process and gain an appreciation for the significance that can be found in giving an artwork a...
Animals and Alter Egos
  • Arts
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Students will investigate the significance of the turned-down corners of the Olmec Seated Figure's mouth, learn how it was often compared to a jaguar...
Concepts of Cropping
  • Arts
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Students will look at Donald Coen’s painting Yellow Rain Jacket and discuss the compositional technique he used. Students will then choose a...
Carving a Chinese Horse
  • Arts
  • MS, HS
This lesson exposes students to the significance of horse sculptures in ancient Chinese culture. After studying examples of different horse...
Flower Power
Denver Art Museum 
Updated: 
2016
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  • Arts
  • MS, HS
After learning the importance of positive and negative space, students will carve their own designs in a soft cut linoleum block. Taking inspiration...
Functional Fashion
Denver Art Museum 
Updated: 
2016
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  • Arts
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Students will focus on the clothing of the vaqueros in Walker’s painting and explore the connections between fashion and function. Students will also...
How Coyote Came to Shuffle Off to Buffalo
Students will use Harry Fonseca’s painting Shuffle Off to Buffalo to explore what Fonseca meant by “living in both worlds” and how that applies to...
Method and Meaning
  • Arts
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Students will use research skills to learn about the artists and methods used to make two Japanese tea bowls. They will then have an opportunity to...
Reflecting Social Status
Students will use the Tlingit House Partition to guide their learning about the Tlingit people’s views on social status and the natural world. They...