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Color Mixing/ Fantastic Shapes in Paining
Students paint shapes in pictures using all of the colors in the color wheel. In this colors lesson plan, students learn about primary and secondary colors, and create non representational art with the colors.
Finger Painting With a Purpose
With finger painting lessons and activities students can see their hands and fingers as tools for creativity.
Pranks With Paint
Students consider what they already know about graffiti and explore the pranks and work of a graffiti artist. They research a famous painting and create original artwork by adding thoughtful graffiti to it.
Use this art instructional activity to study insolubility and density. Combining water-based paint and mineral oil will cause a fun and interactive painting. This is a great art project to incorporate during a science unit.
Reverse Pastel Paintings
Create a unique spin on reverse painting with oil pastels and acetate. The combination results in a beautiful and vibrant art piece. This is a great project to introduce your class to oil pastels.
Huichol Yarn Painting
Young artists of many ages apply yarn painting techniques in combining their ideas and their art. After viewing actual examples of yarn paintings created by the Huichol people, learners choose an important scene from their own lives they'd like to depict in their own yarn painting. Great art lesson!
Aboriginal Voices in Canadian Contemporary Art
Learners study the art work of aboriginalists and create art work of their own to demonstrate an understanding of the art form. In this art lesson plan, students create 3D art and experiment with color combinations.
Cave Art Drawing
Learners design an environment that resembles a prehistoric cave. They use ancient rock art as inspiration for their own artistic expression. They demonstrate their understanding of the vocabulary, tools, and techniques used in prehistoric cave art and share their artwork with the class and discuss the meanings of their paintings.
A Picture's Worth 500-700 Words: Neoclassical Painting Analysis and Creative Write
Middle schoolers survey Neoclassical art and create a narrative based on their analyses. Focused questions and relevant background information provided by the Getty Museum provides a great foundation for students to understand art techniques as well as artist intent.
Using Visual Arts
What is biodiversity, and why is it so important? Explore biodiversity with your young environmentalists by researching an ecosystem and illustrating its diversity through a piece of artwork. An instructional sequence and possible extension ideas are included. This could be tailored to fit several grade levels, although the original standard referred to is a fourth grade standard.
Lesson: Painting The Unknown
Finally an art lesson that incorporates the act of creating art. After analyzing the abstract emotionally driven piece, Blue Mysteries Near the Sun, No. 4, learners discuss feelings related to an anticipated event or to the unknown. They use the idea of the unknown to paint an original piece that conveys their personal emotions, fears, or anticipation.
Lesson: Painting Stories
You're never too young for a instructional activity in fine art. Explore the painting Deucalion and Pyrrha, based on the Greek myth of the same name, with your class. You'll look at color, composition, texture, and technique, which are easily outlined by provided notes and images. You'll then have the class draw illustrations to a story they love.
Lesson: Urs Fischer: Reviving the Past Art Movements
Seven major abstract art movements are analyzed by learners in groups. Each group analyzes various works by determining which work belongs to which movement. They then read Flatland, engage in an art and literary analysis discussion, then write a paper on what they've learned in class.
Arts are Alive in Korea!
Students explore Korean art. In this art history lesson plan, students examine different types of Korean art including pottery, mask making, and dance. They create and design their own pottery and mask.
"Art History Kites"
Here is a great art activity that can be connected to several different subjects. Kids get creative as they create kites that are inspired by a famous artist or period in art history. They begin the process by choosing their inspiration, which means that this could easily be turned into a research project. They then construct their kites and start to draw. The activity would fit well into a full lesson or unit on flight, aerodynamics, art history, or even ancient kite making techniques.
New! American Indian Art History Detectives
An art history detective; I want to be one of those! The class puts their heads together to hone their deductive and critical thinking skills in order to determine which Native American tribe created and used parfleche boxes. They'll use maps, research, and discussion to complete this fun and engaging task.
Painting with and Learning From Art History - Extend the Composition
Students create a painting based on an artist from a chosen period in history. They research a modern artist and write a critique.
Mondrian Style Painting
Students create "Mondrian style" paintings in this 4th through 12th grade Art lesson. Emphasis is placed upon learning the styles and art techniques of Piet Mondrian and abstract art. The lesson includes a link to an interactive art website that is an optional activity.
Paul Gauguin Art: Opposite Colour Masterpieces
Students discover new art techniques by examining the work of Paul Gauguin and his use of opposite colors. In this art analysis lesson plan, students investigate the different perspectives and colors used in classic post impressionist paintings. Students create and share their own landscape paintings using Gauguin's opposite color techniques.
Painting Without A Paintbrush
Students sketch a landscape scene and paint that scene using unconventional "paintbrushes" including forks, knives, squirt bottles, cotton swabs, toothpicks, water containers, and mat board.