Art Appreciation Teacher Resources
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Art Appreciation Grades 4-8
In this art appreciation word search worksheet, students locate and circle the 15 art-related words hidden within the word puzzle.
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.
Learners 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.
Words That Reflect Art
Observe International Art Appreciation Day by viewing, reading, and creating original works of art.
Let's Talk About Painting
Young scholars paint in the styles of famous artists. In this art appreciation instructional activity, student read about famous artists, discuss the elements of art, and create their own paintings. This instructional activity includes the study of five famous artists/periods.
Art Lessons Students Can Appreciate
Art may be something some students have to learn to appreciate, but there is always a lesson that can do this.
Art and Appreciation for Young Children
Students 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.
Art Immersion Month, by Neil Waldman
Students examine studio art and develop an appreciation for art. In this art immersion lesson plan, students complete original drawing and design assignments. Students also study the work of selected famous artists.
Eighth graders investigate art appreciation and Renaissance portraits through time. They create a portrait.
Installation Art Appreciation and Respect
Young scholars discover installation art. In this installation art lesson, students discuss different types of installation art. Young scholars use graphic organizers to record information about installation art. Students brainstorm and sketch the installation art they want to create.
Art and Art Appreciation for Young Children
Young scholars identify and demonstrate element of line and principle(s) in their designs, correctly and safely use art materials, identify and use primary colors, explore and use mixed media to complete a project influenced by the style of an artist.
A Hundred Bales of Hay
This lesson combines math, visual arts, and language arts activities that all focus on the making, and baling of hay. The activities can be adjusted to address different age ranges. Most of the activities focus on gaining proficiency with numbers, counting, and patterns. The worksheets embedded in the plan are terrific, and provide you with everything you need to successfully implement this fine plan.
In this art vocabulary worksheet, students locate ten art vocabulary words on a word search. Words include: art, color, paint, draw, line, shape, mood, tint, oils, and frame.
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.
Plate No. 85, American Robin—Turdus migratorius by John James Audubon
Mix science with art appreciation as you view an image of an American Robin by John James Audubon. This simple document includes an image, background information, discussion questions, and five fun activities.
The Torn Hat by Thomas Sully
The painting The Torn Hat by Thomas Sully will invite learners to analyze the face of a child from long, long ago. They'll use the provided background information and guiding questions to discuss the elements of art found in the image. You can then engage them in active learning through art with any of the eight suggested activities.
Fanning The Spark: Fostering Your Students' Creativity
Here is a packet of lessons which are designed to help you to foster your pupils' creativity. The lessons are designed to develop their fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration on ideas. The are built around field trips to a variety of museums, and/or science labs where pupils are exposed to art, inventions, and forward thinking. These resources certainly could be a starting point for bringing more creative activities into the classroom.
Let's Talk About Painting
Discuss art and read Matthew's Dream. In this visual arts lesson, students recognize that there are different styles of art, each with its own techniques. Use simple techniques to understand art and work at stations to complete a style of art.
Documents of Diversity
Eighth graders explore the cultural diversity in their own families. They examine the cultural profile and historical development of their own community through developing a walking tour, in booklet or web-based form.
Making It Personal: Gender And Identity in Art
Eighth graders study the role of gender in art. They examine aspects of personal identity. They assess and utilize the properties of a variety of art media and their ability to convey messages and meaning.