Visual and Performing Arts Teacher Resources
Expose the art realms to your class with this beautful array of teacher resources. Whether it's drama, music, film, dance or visual arts, learners will hone their creative skill in no time as they discover different forms of expression.
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Figurative Slot Sculptures
Middle schoolers create 3-dimensional works of art in the form of slot sculptures. I love this lesson, because it exposes students to a completely different form of art. Everything you need to do to successfully-implement this lesson is included in the well-written plan.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 5 Downloads
Abstract Planes in Paper Sculpture
High schoolers create maquettes of abstract sculptures utilizing the elements of art; line, shape, value, color, space and texture and the principles of design; balance, emphasis, contrast, rhythm and movement, pattern and unity. These art lessons produce fantastic results, and the lesson plan is clearly-written and easy to follow!
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 15 Downloads
Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: Pictures of Royalty: The Imagined
Elizabeth Peyton is an artist who creates images of people (often famous) that she doesn't personally know. These images become part of her imagined community. Learners analyze her work, her community of imagined friends, and then create a real or imagined community of their own.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 3 Downloads
Arbitrary Arrangements: Daniel Sprick's Release Your Plans
Young scholars investigate abstract artists as storytellers. In this art analysis activity, students observe the small details in the painting called "Release Your Plans" by Daniel Sprick. Young scholars collaborate in groups to create their own still life work from objects in class.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 10 Downloads
During an introduction to philately, the study/collection of stamps, your class can make their own commemorative stamp collections. This collection will honor various fine artists with their own stamp. What a great way to celebrate art!
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 8 Downloads
Barefoot in the Park
Students examine the use of color by Bouguereau. In this visual art color lesson plan, students experiment painting their own self-portrait. Students will see art as a type of communication, and analyze art and the meaning of paintings.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 46 Downloads
Gauguin Post Impressionist Period
Examine the life, travels, and art of Paul Gauguin. His art inspired primitivism and the post impressionist movements. This PowerPoint provides well-organized text, biographical detials, and art-based information, as well as wonderful images.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 8 Downloads
Northern Renaissance Art
The Northern Renaissance is the period of enlightenment that occurred outside of Italy (1500-1615). Explore the visual works of Northern Renaissance artists Bosch, Van Eyck, Bruegel, and Durer in this visual presentation.
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 8 Downloads
Museum Practice for Students
Before any of us can learn to enjoy a trip to an art museum, we need to learn how to behave. This list of activities describe the behavior expected on a trip to an art museum. Each behavior comes with an activity intended to demonstrate why following museum rules is so important.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 6 Downloads
Here is a cute lesson that incorporates the lovely story Rainbow Fish and fine art analysis. Learners read the story, then examine the way goldfish are depicted in two different paintings. They analyze the way Matisse and Klee used color, shape, and line to create different representations of the same animal.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 16 Downloads
3-D Texture Painting (Impasto)
A neat art project is on the horizon. Your class can experience impasto, or textured painting with this expressive art lesson. They design and then paint using the impasto technique. This is done by mixing toilet paper into the paint. The results are great and would accent a lesson on a painter such as Van Gough.
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 36 Downloads
Pastel Drawing like Vincent Van Gogh
Learners discuss the elements of art and design found in a series of flower paintings by Vincent Van Gogh. They explore art, shading, and color as they create mirrored representations of the master's art, using oil pastel.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 47 Downloads
Lesson: Contemporary Tribal Designs
There is a lot to be learned from a horse. Kids analyze a contemporary tribal design found on a large installation piece. Then they create tribal designs of their own that show similarities and difference between cultures and time periods. Their art should reflect their own family, similar to how Native American design often reflects the tribe.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 8 Downloads
Lesson: Painting Stories
You're never too young for a lesson 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.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 18 Downloads
A Critical Look at Aboriginal Art
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.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 29 Views 73 Downloads
Hide and Seek, Thomas Cole, Dream of Arcadia
Students examine and interpret a piece of artwork. In this art lesson, students examine a picture of Thomas Cole's painting, Dream of Arcadia. They identify light and dark areas in the painting before playing an imaginary game of Hide and Seek using the painting as the setting for their game.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 9 Downloads
Center for Northwestern Art: Featured Objects
Each of the slides in this presentation provide learners with an image found at a northwestern art museum and a critical analysis of what can be seen in each piece. Learners can view this prior to a museum trip in order to build informational reading skills, or to better understand how art can be analyzed.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 2 Downloads
Kabuki: The People's Dramatic Art
Discover the kabuki form of Japanese classical theater performance and its reflection of the historical evolution of Japanese government and culture. As the first dramatic performance form catering to the common people, kabuki is shaped by the basic tenets of Confucian philosophy and would later have a great effect on such artists as Van Gogh and Debussy.
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable