Elements of Art & Principles of Design
In an effort to support arts education in schools, we have started developing a suite of free resources for you to download and use in your classrooms. Our Elements of Art & Principles of Design resources will help you share these important concepts with students and tackle those fine arts standards. Download the PDFs to use as handouts or print a large poster to display in your classroom to inspire creativity and encourage art vocabulary!
Classroom Poster Project
Since 2014, Honolulu Museum of Art educators have collaborated with educators from the Department of Education and Hanahau‘oli School’s Professional Development Center to create a series of visual art education posters that are distributed to every DOE school classroom on O‘ahu. The posters serve as an engaging path to the Hawai‘i Common Core Standards. The first poster, featuring Juliette May Fraser’s painting Lei Sellers, came out in December 2014 and the final poster in the series was distributed in April 2016. Browse through the gallery below.
by Juliette May Fraser
Study of Hawaiian Fish
by Hubert Vos
Kolomona: Hawaiian Troubadour
by Hubert Vos
The Lei Maker
by Theodore Wores
Portrait of Iz
by Yan Pei-Ming
Volcano at Night
by Jules Tavernier
View of Honolulu From Punchbowl
by Anders Elias Jorgensen
Additional Classroom Poster Resources
Posters in action
Watch students from Pōmaika‘i Elementary School introduce visual literacy with Kolomona: Hawaiian Troubadour (the third poster produced by the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Hawai‘i Department of Education, and the Professional Development Center at Hanahau‘oli School). Mahalo to Gina Smith, Creative Literacy Teacher, and the media team at Pōmaika‘i Elementary School.
Have you been using the posters in your classroom? We would love to hear about your experience with them. Email us your stories using the contact form below.
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