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Freeing the Imagination: Drama Tools for Developing Visual Imagery

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Freeing the Imagination: Drama Tools for Developing Visual Imagery Lesson Plan
This lesson will use drama techniques to help students develop their own visual imagery skills. The lesson will begin by exploring visual images in our world. Students will next explore visual images through a series of theatrical games and exercises. They will create performance pieces in a tableau format using visual arts masterpieces as their starting text then adding sound, words, music, and theatrical techniques to create a performance piece. They will record the performance pieces in a script format using Microsoft Word.

On-line Resources

  • Art Galleries
    Selected major art museums and galleries from all over the world. Most have virtual galleries for students to explore and select images for their projects. 
  • Hispanic Art Links
    Hispanic Art Links from artists, museums, galleries, and on-line collections of Hispanic art from around the world. Covers a time range of 16th Century to 20th Century.
  • World Wide Web Virtual Library of Theatre and Drama
    A list of resources in more than 50 countries.
    A complete guide to all aspects of theatre on the net.
  • Association of Hispanic Arts
    Web site devoted to fostering an appreciation of Latino arts and culture.
  • Black Theatre
    An excellent source of information on African American theatre with links.
  • The California Educational Theatre Association
    This web site is devoted to the development of theatre education throughout the State of California.
  • The California Arts Project
    State-funded site supporting the visual and performing arts content standards.
  • Teaching Arts
    Developed by the offices of the superintendents of Kern County and San Bernardino County and a source of information about arts education.
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