The North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts

Texas Skies

Through a painting, an artist can tell a story. Even though the sound of thunder or the feel of a cold and rainy day cannot be reproduced on canvas, an artist can create visions that help the viewer remember these things. Art can call to mind memories of puffy white clouds on hot summer afternoons or the sound of crickets chirping under the night sky. Texas Skies demonstrates how children can use their senses to observe their environment and teaches them about early Texas art. It is designed for young students to learn about color and patterns, though teachers may adapt it for use with many grade levels. The Texas Skies: Teacher’s Guide assists teachers wishing to use the Texas Skies: Student Learning Site with their classes.

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