Light in Painting
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...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Community of Shapes and Symbols
Create beautiful paintings with negative space in your kindergarten classroom. A multi-step lesson plan guides your class through the process of creating pieces for an art project, which could yield more than one successful composition.
K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts
Dance with Your Fingers, Draw with Your Toes
Pair dancing, music, and art into one elementary activity. Using the work of Henri Matisse and Rudy Autio as inspiration, kids spend a few days listening to music that fits the moods of various pieces of art, then work on their own...
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
“Decalcomania” Glue Paint Symmetry Prints
Who knew you could paint with glue? After first adding liquid water color paints to bottles of white Elmer's glue and applying them to paper, students of all ages are then challenged to use their imagination and creativity to draw in...
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Double Meaning: Edward Hicks' "The Peaceable Kingdom"
Students analyze and create pieces of art. Within the span of three lessons, students discuss different elements of art using "The Peaceable Kingdom" by Edward Hicks as a guide and follow step-by-step teacher directions in order to paint...
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Gone Fishing: Still Life With Fish
Students explore lines and texture in a still-life painting. In this visual arts lesson, students study William Merrit Chase's painting "Still Life With Fish" and discuss the lines in the painting. Students choose a line to repeat in...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Exploring Weather Conditions Through Painting
Your advanced class will paint a picture of a particular weather condition. In this painting lesson students describe elements of art in pieces of artwork. They analyze the weather and seasons in the artwork. The students use paper,...
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts