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Why Astronomy and Art?
How Astronomy Can Inspire Artists 1:16
Building a Love of Science Through Art 1:00
Projects Inspired by the Night Sky
Planet Paintings 5:12
Aurora Borealis Chalk Drawings 4:02
Night Sky Silhouettes 9:04
Projects Inspired by Constellations
Student-Created Constellations 2:28
Ceramic Constellation Lanterns 3:59
Tools to Take Projects to the Next Level
Black Light Galaxy Paintings 1:21
Augmented Reality and Astronomy
Exploring Outer Space Through AR 1:32
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
2 PD Hours
1 Discover how astronomy in the art room can ignite students’ love of learning.
2 Learn how ideas from astronomy can inspire artists and their work.
3 Explore a variety of engaging projects that will help you bring concepts from astronomy into your art room.
Art teachers are continually looking for new and engaging ideas for STEAM, especially ideas that go beyond surface-level learning. In this PRO Pack, you will dive into the topic of astronomy and discover how to integrate more scientific concepts into your art projects. Kasie will share a number of cross-curricular projects in a variety of media that will be sure to engage your students.
7. Media and Techniques
A. Selects best practices when teaching media and techniques to students
B. Scaffolds media and technique skills for students according to age and ability level
C. Designs opportunities for students to experiment with materials and skills
C. Values how the arts connect with other disciplines and provides opportunities to experience those connections
Elementary Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
Kasie Knight is an elementary art teacher in Dallas, Texas. She enjoys finding art hidden in the worlds of math, science, and technology and strives to help her students develop passions that can assist in societal growth and innovation.