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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.