Samurai Silhouette

One of my very favorite things to do over the past few summers is to attend the Summer Institute for Teachers at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. The Institute is an amazing three-day experience and this past summer was based on the Kimbell exhibit: Samurai. Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. As a part of the Institute you have the opportunity for private tours of the collection and in-depth discussion about the artwork. The excellent  Educators at the Kimbell also provide lesson plans tailored to the exhibit.

My sixth grade students attempted the samurai silhouette lesson from the Kimbell with very good results. The enjoyed the process and we had good discussions about texture, symmetry and pattern.

This took about  eight DSC07571days of 30 minute classes to complete, but I believe it was worth the time.

Here’s the lesson plan provided. All credit goes to Marilyn Ivy, Master Educator at the Kimbell Art Museum and Connie Hatchette Barganier , Education Manager at the Kimbell.

Samurai Teacher Packet

Suit of Armor Diagram

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