Traveling Artist

  • 675.00 USD

Individual Kits Available

Perfect for remote learning, blended environments or physical distancing, Traveling Artist is now available in single-student supply kits at $69 per kit! Learn more here or contact a STEMbassador now to discuss individual kit programs and bulk discounts.

Exploring The Cultures of The World

Survey the world of art by carving totem poles in the Pacific Northwest, crafting Aztec masks in the heart of Mexico and experimenting with the artistic traditions of history. In this thrilling program, students get creative examining the STEM processes that make art possible, like the delicate balance of water tension involved in Japanese Suminagashi paper or the cultural traditions and paleontology of Chinese “dragons”.

To develop this program, PCS Edventures teamed up with an artist and art educator in order to embody the true insight of a creative mind. In Traveling Artist, explore the different cultures of the world through the depth of their history, legacy and incredible works of art!  

Grades: 4-6
Students: Up to 30
Contact Hours: 12+

Subject Targets:

Physical Science, Life Science, Earth Science, Art/STEAM, Math Connections, English Language Arts Connections, Social Studies/ History Connections 

Recommended Settings:

  • Summer camps
  • Elementary classrooms
  • After-school programs

Each Activity Includes:

  • Topic Background Information
  • Opening & Closing Discussion 
  • Schedule
  • Materials List
  • Optional Extension Activities 

Curriculum Topics:

  • Russian Matryoshka Dolls
  • Greek Pottery
  • Peruvian Blankets
  • Chinese Paper Dragons
  • Indonesian Batik
  • Aztec Masks
  • Japanese Suminagashi Paper
  • North American Tipis
  • European Intaglio Prints
  • Australian Boomerangs
  • Ghanaian Clothes
  • Alaskan Totem Poles

Reusability and Expansion:

  • Refill Kit Available. This product offers affordable consumable refill kits. See the materials tab for details.

Product Orientation:

  • Half hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $500+
  • One hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $1000+
  • Additional training available for purchase

Complete Program Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Pages: 10
  • Curriculum Digital Download: 1 
  • Storage tub: 1
  • Acrylic paint, black: 1 pint
  • Acrylic paint, green: 1 pint
  • Aluminum pan: 5
  • Calligraphy paper: 100
  • Cardboard sheets: 15
  • Clear tape with dispensers: 5
  • Colored pencils (12 pk): 10
  • Construction paper (assorted colors, 50 pk): 1
  • Crayons (24 pk): 10
  • Cups: 10
  • Dry erase pockets: 10
  • Foam board: 100
  • Glue bottles: 10
  • Marbling ink set (6 colors): 1
  • Masking tape (60 yd): 5
  • Paint palettes: 12
  • Paintbrushes: 30
  • Pencils (12 pk): 3
  • Pencil sharpeners: 6
  • Rulers: 30
  • Scissors: 30
  • Toothpicks: 100
  • Yarn, assorted colors (120 yd): 5

Refill Kit:

Looking to use your Traveling Artist with the next collection of little artisans? This refill kit will have them putting brush to canvas in no time!

  • Cardboard sheets: 15
  • Clear tape with dispensers: 5
  • Colored pencils (12 pk): 10
  • Construction paper (assorted colors, 50 pk): 1
  • Black construction paper (50 pk): 2
  • Bright green construction paper (50 pk): 1
  • Dark brown construction paper (50 pk): 1
  • Light brown construction paper (50 pk): 1
  • Orange construction paper (50 pk): 1
  • Red construction paper (50 pk): 1
  • White construction paper (50 pk): 3
  • Yellow construction paper (50 pk): 1
  • Crayons (24 pk): 10
  • Cups: 10
  • Foam board (100 ct): 1
  • Glue bottles: 10
  • Marbling ink (6 color set): 1
  • Masking tape (60 yd): 5
  • Acrylic paint, green 1 pint
  • Acrylic paint, black: 1 pint
  • Rice paper (100 ct): 1
  • Toothpicks (100 ct): 1
  • Yarn (120 yrd skein): 5
  • Nesting Doll Templates: 30
  • Aztec Mask Templates: 30
  • Tipi Templates: 30

Habits of Mind:

16 thinking habits developed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to empower students to succeed in a 21st-century learning environment.

  • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
  • Finding Humor
  • Managing Impulsivity
  • Striving for Accuracy

21st Century Skills:

A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills

© 2019 Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved. Battelle for Kids was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

International Society for Technology in Education:

  • ISTE-S.6.b Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

© 2018 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). All Rights Reserved. ISTE was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

Next Generation Science Standards*:

  • NGSS 3-LS4-3 Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.
  • NGSS 3-5 ETS1-1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
  • NGSS 4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
  • NGSS 4-PS3-1 Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of the object.
  • NGSS 5-ESS1-1 Support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth.
  • NGSS 5-PS1-1 Develop a model that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.
  • NGSS 5-PS1-3 Make observations and measurements to identify substances based on their properties.
  • NGSS MS-ESS2-1 Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.

Next Generation Science Standards and NGSS is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.G.A.3 Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.RP.A.1 Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.RP.A.3 Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.

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Ryan Wise

Ryan Wise hails from the fruit capital of the Pacific Northwest, Yakima, Washington.The youngest son of artists, Ryan grew up with a deep passion for making and sharing art. Ryan attended Boise State University where he earned both his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and his graduate teaching certification. His undergraduate emphasis was in Painting and Art History. Ryan continues his studio art practice and exhibits award winning paintings regionally and nationally. When not sharing his love of art, Ryan likes to woodwork, go camping and spend time with his wife and their two rescue dogs.

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