Below are all the presentations I present when visiting schools or teaching at the Boys and Girls Club. I make each of them myself and list all sources used on the final slides of each so that you can have a starting point if you want to research any of the topics more. The presentations each go over an important era of art history and the impact of art on modern culture and lifestyle. I have made all of them available to download below, so feel free to download and use them yourself!
Each of the presentations go over the history of the subject, describe the common threads in the artwork, go over examples, and have at least one art project for students to complete at the end. Each is designed to be around an hour including time for questions, discussion, and completing the art projects.
By including many opportunities for critical thought, discussion, and interaction with the content, the presentations are designed to stimulate student thought and encourage creativity.
I wanted the art projects at the ends of each presentation to be accessible to a lot of people, so the majority of them can be done only using pencils and paper and by most age groups. The projects are very open-ended to encourage creative thinking.
The first presentation in the Pando Project series. It introduces the project and explains some of the benefits of making art.
Dive into a world before writing and learn how prehistoric art communicated ideas. This presentation mostly focuses on the history and creation of cave art.
Learn about the art of Ancient Egypt, from hieroglyphs to pyramids.
Ever wondered why the White House and Capitol look so much like the ruins of Ancient Greek temples? This presentation goes over the history of Ancient Greek Art and how it's still affecting us today.
The Vikings tend to be known as ruthless raiders and pirates. In this presentation, dispel myths and learn about the surprisingly strong artistic culture of the Vikings.
The Renaissance was a time period absolutely soaked in the arts. It produced everything from the Mona Lisa to Shakespeare. Learn about the art of the Renaissance and its importance even in the modern era.
Learn how Impressionism was created as a rebellion against art critics and how it helped pave the way for modern and abstract art.
What is Cubism, where did it come from, and how it has erupted out of the canvas and into buildings, sculpture, and other art forms.
Ever wondered how to hand animate a drawing? This presentation goes over the history of animation, how Disney revolutionized the industry, and how to make your own animations.
Did you know that the tradition of having wedding cakes goes back to Ancient Rome? Learn about the history of wedding cakes and what it takes to make one.
Learn about the ancient and beautiful art of amezaiku and find out how to make some of the most intricate lollipops in the world.
Learn about how ugly office buildings evolved and how bad architecture impacts your health! How can we make beautiful buildings that can boost your health?
Here are all of the existing Pando Project Art presentations! Feel free to download and use them! As a note, I was only able to upload them as PDFs, so some of the capabilities provided by the PowerPoint format are lost.
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