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Students redesign a dead space in the school to create an interesting and stimulating visual environment. In this art design lesson, students look at how to redesign architectural space and research ways to enhance a space. Students then interview faculty and students before beginning preliminary sketches for the space. Student teams evaluate sketches and choose one to construct as a model.
Explore visual arts and illustrations by reading a picture book with your class. Begin by reading the book The Art Lesson about a writer and illustrator who collaborate on their books. Next, have your class answer study questions about the book and review art vocabulary through a whole class discussion. 
Students explore painting their feelings as they enjoy this musical art activity. In this early childhood visual art lesson, students use paint to respond to music.
This is a very skeletal lesson, but provides a very interesting teaching idea. Learners discuss Sol LeWitt and conceptual art, then analyze the differences in expressing a concept through model based inquiry and aesthetic art criticism. They develop a geometric, scientific, or mathematical concept, then create an artistic image to represent it. 
Students determine the style of place cards as well as how to display phots of artwork. They organize and design an art museum for parents and other students to enjoy. Students create place cards to explain the artwork, artist, as well as information regarding the culture of the artist and the time period in which the artwork was created.
Students get footloose and funny as they paint with their feet. In this early childhood visual arts lesson, students use large-motor skills to paint with their feet and observation skills to describe what they see.
Students explore reading. In this visualization lesson, students practice, creating images in their minds while listening to the story The Vegetables Go To Bed, by Christopher King. They listen to the story and then draw what they visualized while listening; they share these pictures in a group discussion. This lesson includes resource links.
Students observe art from different Aboriginal cultures.  In this art evaluation lesson, students discover the different traditions of cultures from the Pacific North West.  Students judge the art from these cultures with a specific criteria.
In this nature art lesson, students take a nature walk and collect items with different sizes, textures and colors. Students use the items they collect to make a collage.
Students design a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate their understanding of portraiture art.  In this art history lesson, students gather information of portraits through history and discuss the artistic techniques used by making a multimedia presentation.
Have your Spanish speakers give museum tours with this interactive plan. To simplify this entertaining idea, bring in art pieces and create a gallery in your very own classroom. Provide the names of different works of art and have your class conduct research to prepare for the tour.
Eighth graders are introduced to performance art as a way to respond to important current-day issues in society. Pupils create their very own original art work using photography and poetry. These three lessons do a nice job of, not only encouraging creative thinking, but enticing your charges to produce excellent artistic products.
Students analyze and classify sets of pictures using a mathematical classification system and create original works of Art Deco tiles using this new knowledge and four types of symmetry.
Students create unique art piece from litter. In this visual art lesson plan, students learn the importance of recycling and create a unique art piece. Students construct collages.
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 create name art. In this visual arts lesson plan, students use horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines to highlight their own names in print. Students use primary colors to create secondary colors in the project.
Students look at many creative artworks and define what tool was used to create the works of art. In this artwork lesson plan, students look at pictures and match them up with cards that have tools on them.
Students perform songs in order to encourage creative expression, language, and social development. In this musical instructional activity, students first brainstorm as a class to make a list of all of the songs they sing at school. Students then divide into small groups to plan what song to sing and how to perform it. The small groups create posters advertising their performance.
Young scholars research characters from different plays. In this Shakespeare and performing arts lesson plan, students discuss the portrayal of characters from the perspective of real actors. Young scholars work in groups to examine the technique for delivery used by the actors. Students research the personalities of different characters and create dialogue between characters.
Students review primary colors and practice making straight lines. In this visual arts lesson, students paint simple shapes as large as a toothpick, using specific primary colors. During the construction of the shapes students are encouraged to make straight lines using rulers.

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