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The Power of Stories
History of Storytelling in Art 2:39
Examples of Storytelling in Art 3:34
Narrative vs. Storytelling 5:38
Brainstorming Stories and Warm-Up Exercises
Character Development 3:57
Story Development 4:24
Using the Story
Storytelling as Revision 3:15
Storytelling as Process 3:28
Color as a Story 2:44
Magical Landscape 3:30
Individual vs. World 2:26
Pet Peeves 3:09
Color and Pattern 3:20
Research and Disorder Study 2:45
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
3 PD Hours
1 Explore the power of storytelling and how stories can be used as a catalyst to develop artistic voice.
2 Learn how stories from art history can inform students’ work today.
3 Discover instructional strategies that teach you how to help students develop ideas, characters, and stories.
Helping students tell their own story can be a difficult task. In this PRO Pack, Lena Rodriguez will share a plethora of strategies that use storytelling as a way to develop student voice. Join her as she shows you how the power of stories can help students develop ideas, revise their work, and fine-tune their artistic processes.
A. Develops lessons, units, and/or centers that connect with student interests and backgrounds
D. Constructs opportunities for student choice and authentic learning
A. Designs inclusive instruction based on individual differences and understanding of diverse cultures and communities
B. Designs instruction to address student background knowledge and ability levels
B. Designs instruction to allow for freedom of expression and independent thought within student work
C. Values how the arts connect with other disciplines and provides opportunities to experience those connections
D. Develops instruction that incorporates current issues and themes in education
High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
Lena Rodriguez is the High School Painting and Drawing Director at the Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her teaching focuses on creating a positive culture within her studio, conducive to exploration and conceptualism.