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54 resources with the concept painting techniques

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How to Analyze Art

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
How does analyzing art differ from analyzing text? Young historians consider a piece of Italian Renaissance art and practice another type of primary source analysis through a close look and discussion of Bernardo Zenale's Madonna and...
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Light in Painting

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How do painters use and manipulate light in their artwork to give emphasis and establish mood and emotion? Pupils will analyze a few examples of landscape and portrait painting in order to explore the how light is used in art, and will...
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Let's Talk About Fritz Scholder

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
By discussing and analyzing the work of artist Fritz Scholder, learners are given the opportunity to consider artistic representations of Native Americans, New Mexico, and the American Southwest. 
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Watercolor Project

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Lead your class into watercolor with a well-sequenced plan. Pupils learn about famous watercolorists Winslow Homer and Georgia O'Keeffe and take notes on a presentation about these artists and watercolor techniques. After a teacher...
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Mixed Media

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Analytical thinking can be practiced in any subject. Young artists consider several abstract paintings in terms of how the artist used line, shape, value, color and the principles of design to emphasize movement. They'll then use similar...
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Lesson: A Special Place

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Everybody has a special place they like to go. I hang out on top of the fridge, for example. Upper graders analyze the painting Mountain Lake, in terms of technique, style, and imagery. They then write or draw a place that expresses...
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Name Patterns

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Here is a fun, colorful, and engaging art project that is sure to get your kids excited! They make a piece of art using watercolor paints, and by making a design out of the letters of their first name. This would be a fantasti art...
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Lesson: Painting The Unknown

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Finally an art instructional activity 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...
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Mind Your Mannerists-Understanding the Art of El Greco

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Kids become mini-experts on the Mannerist movement and the art of El Greco. They identify common elements of El Greco paintings and compare them to a work by Thomas Hart Benton. They use  four ways to examine art taken from the book,...
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Lesson: Beyond First Impressions

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Just like the colors and techniques used to create a vivid image, learners will use exceptional language to create vivid stories. They examine the techniques used to tell a visual story in the painting, Road to Santa Fe. They then use...
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It's All About the Brushstrokes

For Teachers K - 5th
Afte analyzing the painting, Autumn Poplars by Camille Pissarro, learners explore self-expression through painting techniequs. They disucss the piece, consider Impressionist painting, and then create masterpieces that represent a...
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Texture Hunts and More: Madonna and Child with Saints

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students investigate different painting techniques by studying classic works of art.  In this art history lesson, students observe the famous Madonna and Child with Saints painting and describe the texture and images they notice....
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3-D Texture Painting (Impasto)

For Teachers 5th - 9th
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....
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Portrait Proportions and Flesh Tones

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Using the provided blank face template, learners of any age draw to learn how to create proper facial proportions. This instructional activity focuses on two dimensional facial proportions, how to estimate those proportions, and drawing...
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Under the Sea

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Tropical fish are a great subject for any art project, they are colorful, interesting, and can go along with under water themed stories read in class, learner written narratives, or Marine Biology units. This set of instructions will...
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Japanese Fan

For Teachers 1st
First graders learn about the traditional purpose of Japanese fans. They practice using two new brush strokes as they create nature-inspired fans, similar to those seen in Japan. A web link and basic background information is included. 
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Sponge Painting

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Sponge painting is a technique that is fun for learners of all ages and it can be adapted to fit a variety of skill levels and subjects. Here, little ones use sponges and paint to make geometric patterns. Tip: Sponges can be cut into...
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Monet and Impressionism

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Monet is a great artist to study and impressionism is a wonderful art style to practice. Learners read about Monet then attempt to use impressionist painting techniques. Book and image links are included. 
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Aboriginal-Style "Bark" Painting

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Aboriginal art is full of symbolism, nature, and original style. Kids use natural symbols, paint, sticks, and cardboard to create a piece inspired by traditional Aboriginal bark painting. Tip: This resource is lacking examples and back...
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Crayon Crackle Painting

For Teachers K - 2nd
Explore crackle painting and Raku pottery with your little learners. They view examples of Raku pottery, discuss the crackle painting technique, and create an original image using crayons and glue. Sounds like an educationally fun time!
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Shaping the View: Symmetry and Balance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how artists structure their compositions to convey a sense of symmetry and balance. They analyze various paintings, identify objects and figures in the paintings, conduct Internet research, and evaluate paintings.
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Art Exploration-A Global Approach

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A high school unit focuses on a discipline-based study of artworks from many times, places, and cultures. Addressing historical works of art as well as modern techniques, the unit illustrates how a traditional organizational structure...
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Simon Edwards Watercolor Lesson Techniques Resource Pack

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners explore the art of watercolor while discovering specific techniques used to create color. In this watercolor techniques instructional activity, students examine a variety of sample watercolor arrangements, practice the steps...
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Paint a Wet-Into-Wet Watercolor

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Students demonstrate the technique of painting wet-into-wet. In this painting lesson, students create colors to paint with by mixing two or more colors together. Students use water color to create various images.