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Classic Still Life Drawing

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Provide your young artists with an opportunity to study the masters and their techniques to become skilled at drawing still life. They discuss and view images from artists like Degas and Michelangelo, practice drawing techniques such as...
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Advanced Art – Cultural Place-setting Still life

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Upper graders view a series of films that depict rituals or celebrations as they occur in different cultural settings. They conduct a cultural investigation about one culture, brainstorm and research objects that have cultural or...
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Black and White Still Life

For Teachers 10th
There isn't a lot to this lesson, but it could provide some guidance. It outlines a five-day drawing lesson where learners view a presentation on the importance of drawing in art history, practice pencil skills, and compose a black and...
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Still Life Printmaking

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Learners use a still life to make a drawing and then transfer to a styrofoam plate to use as a method of printing.
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Personal Narrative Still Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the Realism movement. In this Realism art movement activity, students explore the movement and evaluate the elements of still life painting. Students compare the Realism movement to other 19th century art movements.
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Still-Life Shading

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Showing light and shadow in a drawing or painting is trickier than it looks. After viewing famous examples of still-life paintings, young artists use shading techniques in their own art to emphasize the contrast between light and shadow.
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Sequential Still Life

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders engage in a visual arts lesson featuring still life sketching and watercolor painting created by individual students.
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Still Life

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Introduce young artists to still life drawing with a handout that details the basic steps in the creation of these works.
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Still Life - Realism

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers discuss still life painting and the Realism style of art. They plan a personal narrative still life drawing, complete the project and present it to the class.
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Still Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compose a three-dimensional still life composition in a shoe box, sketch portions of their work and then design a painting based on the finished box. They complete and critique their paintings.
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A Glimmer of Beauty: Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Fully analyze the elements of art and unexpected beauty in the William Merritt Chase's Still Life with a Fish. The class will examine the painting very closely, then use photography to express unexpected beauty in still life. This is a...
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"Small Still Life Paintings ala Courbet"

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students observe and discuss "Apple, Pear and Orange" a still life painting by Gustave Courbet. They paint their own realistic still life and create an elaborate frame. They utilize art elements: line, shape, color, value and pattern.
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Shaded Bottles

For Teachers K - 6th
Learners draw, and then paint three-dimensional bottles to practice shading which shows shape and perspective. The step-by-step process for creating dimensional still life art is outlined, which makes teaching art an attainable task. Oil...
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Still Life

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate still-life drawings. In this visual arts lesson, students draw each other pretending to be frozen making sure that they do not simply see the object as the object, but seeing the drawing as the negative space around...
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Still Life Painting: Arranging Nature

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Learners display the two still-life paintings they created along with their artist’s statement, write a review of a peer’s work, and discuss all of the paintings in a group critique. In this still life art activity, students view the...
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Post-Impressionism: Mosaic Still-life

For Teachers 2nd - 10th
A still life with tissue paper? Why not! Using Paul Cézanne's art as inspiration, learners create their own still life pictures by gluing various colors of tissue paper onto a paper or pattern.
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Activity Plan 3-4: Still Life Artists

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students find that still life's are a great way to jump-start art. In this early childhood art activity, students examine famous still life paintings, discuss still life art, and create their own still life piece.
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Janet Fish And Her Stunning Still-Lifes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify artist Janet Fish and define the terms still-life and realistic. They draw three dimensional cylinders and create a water colored still-life modeled after the work of Janet Fish.
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Still Life Painting: Arranging Nature

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Learners choose meaningful objects for a still-life arrangement and paint it using watercolors and write an artist’s statement. In this still life art lesson, students identify and analyze the characteristics of a still-life painting and...
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Still Life & Observation Drawing Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine drawings from Andy Warhol. After reading different points of view on the piece, they write their own critique. They answer and discuss questions as a class and create their own drawing of a still-life object and...
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People, Places, and Things

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students review art history in the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. In this art history instructional activity, students discuss art vocabulary emphasizing landscape, portrait, and still life. They visit the museum and create their own...
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Arbitrary Arrangements: Daniel Sprick's Release Your Plans

For Teachers K - 5th
Students investigate abstract artists as storytellers.  For this art analysis lesson, students observe the small details in the painting called "Release Your Plans" by Daniel Sprick.  Students collaborate in groups to create their own...
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Shapes Are Everywhere

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discover geometric shapes by drawing everyday still objects.  In this illustration instructional activity, 3rd graders discuss drawing techniques applying to still life and practice these techniques in class.  Students...
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Looking at Still Life Lesson 2: How Artists Assemble Still Lifes

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students identify and discuss the basic shapes used in artistic still-life compositions.

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