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MODULE 26

Creative Health and Wellbeing Through Visual Art: A Social-Emotional Approach to Learning

Grades UPK-12

Developed by Stanislaus County Office of Education

Welcome to the Creativity at the Core Module 26: Creative Health and Wellbeing Through Visual Art: A Social-Emotional Approach to Learning developed by Stanislaus County Office of Education.

The objective of this module is to equip educators and administrators from Universal Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade with the necessary skills, tools, knowledge, and self-confidence to promote students’ creative health and well-being through visual arts. This includes incorporating mindfulness and respecting the diverse cultures, communities, and identities found in today’s culturally-responsive classrooms. Drawing upon the principles outlined in the Studio Habits of Mind, this module offers ten visual art projects aligned with California Arts standards and SEL core competencies for students in grades UPK-12th, and one visual art project for educators. These resources are designed to foster the creative well-being of both educators and students alike.

The Presentation Chart will provide an overview of the entire module (available under Downloads)

Click here for a recording of a webinar presentation on Module 26 which includes slides from the Module 26 Tutorial.

Planning Your Professional Learning (Content Outline)

This module is divided into two parts. The first part is a three hour professional development slide deck including information about Creative Health, Studio Habits of Mind, the science behind utilizing visual art to support student SEL, and strategies for how educators can use visual art activities to support student wellness. The second part provides ten, California Arts standards and SEL core competencies aligned visual art projects for students in grades UPK-12 and one visual art project for educators.

Audience: Professional development facilitators, general education teachers, visual art teachers, and administrators

Part I – Professional Development (slide deck)

Unpacking Creative Health, SEL, and Visual Art for Facilitators and Educators

 

Part II – Visual Art Projects (slide decks)

Visual Art Project for Educators

  • Mandala for Self Discovery

Visual Art Projects for UPK, TK, and Kindergarten

  • Emotions Line Painting
  • Marble Mandala

Visual Art Projects for 1st & 2nd Grades

  • Monster Emotions
  • Positive Word Portraits

Visual Art Projects for 3rd-5th Grades

  • Fauvist Self-Portrait
  • Worry Monsters

Visual Art Projects for 6th-8th Grades

  • Fragmented Icons
  • My Story Mandala

Visual Art Projects for 9th-12th Grades

  • Museum of Me Unfolding Book
  • My Color and Shape Journey

Handouts & Resources

The following handouts and resources support Module 26 (available under Downloads).

  • Color Meaning Handout
  • Shape Meaning Handout

Research

In the Research document, you will find web, journal, artwork, and other research resources used for Module 26 (available under Downloads).

Standards

In the Standards document, you will find all standards used for Module 26 (available under Downloads).

Credits

Amy Bultena Dr. Diana Gregory
Director of Arts Professor, Art Education
Stanislaus County Office of Education Kennesaw State University
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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