Lesson: Characters and their Costumes

View Mr. Elizondo’s performance and “An Actor’s Transformation.” Discuss what Mr. Elizondo says about costumes. What does Mr. Elizondo mean when he says Cyrano’s “hat and white plume is the character’s soul”? Do you agree or disagree?

Cyrano Scenery

Lesson: Inside the Artists’ Studio (5th Grade)

Think of an artist or musician you admire. What do you think the inside of their home looks like? What about the inside of their studio? What kind of furniture do they have? What is hanging on the walls? What colors are on the walls? Why do you think their studio/home looks like this?

Design Interpretation

Lesson: Interpreting Scene Options

Watch Mr. Elizondo’s performance of I Ought to Be in Pictures and his interpretation of the performance in “The Story.” Have students journal or discuss the choices the director and actors made. Is the setting appropriate? Is the costuming appropriate? Why or why not?

Herb Scenery

Lesson: Creating Visual Representations

View “Villainy,” “Iago’s Self-Esteem,” and Mr. Elizondo’s performance. Do you agree with Mr. Elizondo that even though Iago is evil, it is possible to relate to him? Have the students journal and think-pair-share.

Othello Scenery

Lesson: Program Music and The Flight of the Bumblebee (Elementary School)

Students will gain an understanding of program music through listening to the piano performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Flight of the Bumblebee and comparing it to other performances in other instrumentations.

Understanding Music

Lesson: Connecting through Visual Art

What are some examples of artwork which you think would be enhanced by combining it with other forms of artwork? For example, do you sometimes make up stories in your head about paintings you see? Do you ever wish books you were reading had soundtracks? Brainstorm examples.

Connecting Through Visual Art