Art Appreciation Teacher Resources
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In this art appreciation word search activity, students locate and circle the 15 art-related words hidden within the word puzzle.
Students explain that everyone has their own opinion about what they think is good art. They study images, then put a heart behind the one they like the best, the least and the one they think their mom or dad would like.
Students paint in the styles of famous artists. In this art appreciation lesson, student read about famous artists, discuss the elements of art, and create their own paintings. This lesson includes the study of five famous artists/periods.
Learners use string, paint, and collage techniques to create a work of art. In this art appreciation lesson plan, students discuss artists, their times, and influences.
Students examine studio art and develop an appreciation for art. In this art immersion lesson, students complete original drawing and design assignments. Students also study the work of selected famous artists.
Students discover installation art. In this installation art lesson, students discuss different types of installation art. Students use graphic organizers to record information about installation art. Students brainstorm and sketch the installation art they want to create.
Students analyze and critique famous art prints in this introductory lesson to the appreciation of Visual Art forms. Emphasis is on classroom discussions of cultural values, prejudice, and opinions. The lesson includes possible extensions.
Here is an amazingly thorough, and detailed, lesson plan on elements of art and art appreciation. Designed for third graders, this series of lessons should open up the eyes of your charges to the wonderful world of art that is all around them every day. The four main topics are: art appreciation, elements of art, relevance of art, and original art. Fantastic activities and hands-on art projects are embedded in this fine plan.
This resource will help you compare and contrast the history of school experiences in America. In this cross curriculum U.S. history and art appreciation instructional activity, students view and discuss reproductions of the 19th century "Learning the ABC's" and "John F. Demeritt." Students interview their parents about school memories and share ways in which contemporary school experiences are alike and different from those of their parents.
Two children discuss a Renoir painting in this video. They talk about rowing, the girl in the picture, and other aspects of the painting. It's a fascinating way to introduce the idea of art appreciation. After watching this video, show your class pictures of other works of art and offer them the opportunity to share their thoughts.
Students explore art mediums and techniques. In this art appreciation lesson, students observe a variety of displayed artwork and determine what medium was used by the artist. Students hold up a card matching this medium for immediate feedback from the teacher and related discussion.
Learners contribute to a classroom art show. For this art appreciation lesson, students research the lives and works of artists from different ages. Learners write reports, recreate artwork of their researched artists, and participate in classroom presentations.
Students explore 19th century American artwork. In this cross curriculum New York history and art appreciation instructional activity, students view a reproduction of the painting "Situation of America, 1848," and identify visual symbols and details that depict information about the time period. Students complete a graphic organizer with phrases and symbols that represent 19th century New York, and use this information as a basis for an original painting.
Visual literacy and art appreciation can start at any age. Expose your class to American art of the 19th century. They view two paintings and answer eight questions that require them to think about what they see and the techniques used to convey an idea. Images included are, The Gleaners by Jean Millet and The Stone Breakers by Gustave Courbet.
Students explore famous paintings. In this cross-curriculum art appreciation lesson, students play a matching game in which they sort items from each season. Students listen to Hello Harvest Moon by Ralph Fletcher and create a handprint painting using Pissarro's "Autumn Poplars" as inspiration.
Students explore visual arts by participating in several class art activities. In this art appreciation instructional activity, students discuss the broad concept of a photograph including uses of lines, shadows, reflections and shapes. Students examine previously created art and utilize cameras to create their own artistic photographs.
Students create leaf artwork. In this cross curriculum geometry and art appreciation lesson plan, students identify familiar geometric shapes used in the displayed artwork of Gustav Klimt. Students trace leaves on construction paper, cut them out, then glue them to a background. Students draw geometric shapes as details on each leaf.
Students understand that some jobs require workers to wear special clothes or a special suit. In this art appreciation lesson, students observe the Suit of Armor and discuss how a samurai is requires to wear armor to work. Students pick an occupation and draw what someone who does that job would wear to work.
Students take a closer look at portraits. In this art appreciation lesson plan, students may visit the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria Art Gallery, or the Scottish National Portrait Gallery online or in-person to discover works of art.
In this art appreciation activity, 1st graders engage in critical analysis by exploring 3 famous paintings. They will answer 8 questions focused on starting a discussion. All art work is included and printable.