Visual Arts Teacher Resources
Paint, draw, sculpt, capture and print to create. There is no limit to the mediums your budding artists may employ. Show your class assorted methods, examples and ideas from our visual arts collection to get their creative juices flowing.
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New Review Recognizing Geometric Shapes
Young mathematicians explore the beauty of geometry with this cross-curricular math and visual arts instructional activity. Over the course of four or five days, children observe and discuss the geometric and organic shapes found in two pieces of artwork, before eventually creating there own mobiles that demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge about shapes.
4 mins K - 4th Math 52 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What's in a Picture? An Introduction to Subject in the Visual Art
Learners discuss the subject and meaning of examples of visual art. They analyze various paintings found on the Metropolitan Museum of Art website, answer discussion questions, complete online interactive activities, and write an essay.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 82 Views 223 Downloads
The Three Life-Giving Sisters: Plant Cultivation and Mohican Innovation
Children gain first-hand experience with Native American agriculture while investigating the life cycle of plants with this engaging experiment. Focusing on what the natives called the Three Sisters - corn, beans, and squash - young scientists germinate and grow seeds in order to learn about plant life and understand why the Mohicans chose to grow these plants alongside one another.
2nd - 5th Science 38 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Recycling
Raise young children's environmental awareness with this early elementary recycling lesson plan. After discussing garbage and the importance of recycling, students perform a variety of activities that explore different ways of recycling and reusing common materials.
Pre-K - K Science 8 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Portraits, Pears, And Perfect Landscapes: Investigating Genre in the Visual Arts
Differentiate between the various genres in the visual arts world, particularly in Western painting. Your class can view and discuss, in small groups, paintings published on the National Galleries website. Then each student individually identifies genres of paintings in an online exercise.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 96 Downloads
Q is for Quilt: Read and Create
Kindergarteners review the letter Q and create a beautiful quilt art project after reading the story The Quiltmaker's Gift. They are prompted by the teacher to identify the letter Q by its sound and its shape. They then listen to the story and make predictions.
K Language Arts 16 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Portraits, Pears, and Perfect Landscapes: Investigating Genre in the Visual Arts
Learners define genre in the visual arts, particularly in Western painting and explain the differences between subject and genre. The genre of a variety of works of art is identified.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 24 Downloads
Follow the Leader: Line in the Visual Arts
High schoolers explore line in painting and drawing and examine how it is defined in the visual arts. Recognizing line in the composition of a number of art works and how it affects these works of art is the focus of this lesson.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 18 Downloads
Lesson: Younger Than Jesus: Understanding, Looking at, Making Abstract Art
Before the class makes abstract art, they see contemporary examples and analyze them. They look at art made by abstract artists under the age of 33 then use similar techniques to create an interesting collection of their own. The lesson spans five sessions and includes discussion questions, art resources, vocabulary, and creative projects.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 25 Views 38 Downloads
Drawing Portraits Using a Grid
A well-developed art lesson plan is always great to have around. This lesson plan on portrait drawing includes a full procedure, modifications, background information on artist Chuck Close, recommended websites, and a few thoughts from the lesson plan's developer.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 47 Views 125 Downloads
Building a Museum of Museums on the Web
Imagine stepping into museums across the world right from the comfort of your own classroom, and analyzing artwork in greater detail than you ever thought possible. Google Art Project has made this possible! Amit Sood briefly introduces the online platform and the various ways you can use this highly advanced program to analyze detail in art and share your findings with others.
6 mins 7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Rhythm, Patterns, Color and Texture in Art and Poetry
Explore rhythm, patterns, color and texture in art and poetry. For this poetry lesson, students perform a class symphony and note the elements they experience. Students work in small groups to create a visual art piece that relates the elements discussed.
6th - 8th Language Arts 50 Views 187 Downloads
Let's Talk About Painting
Discuss art and read Matthew's Dream. For this visual arts lesson, young scholars 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.
K - 4th Language Arts 19 Views 99 Downloads