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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Elements of Art

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discover elements in visual art. In this visual art lesson, 3rd graders explore the use of line, shape, and color in visual art. After reviewing works of art, students create unique art pieces. Technology resources provided.
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Study Guide for the 2009 Richard Gray Visual Arts Lecturer: Jules Feiffer

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students analyze the cartoons of Jules Feiffer and the art genre to then create their own comic book-style spread. In this cartoon art lesson, students read about the work of Feiffer and identify the techniques of the art. Students...
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Aesthetic Connections in Music and Visual Art

For Teachers 11th
High schoolers discuss aesthetics using an existing and student-created program music. They describe music, propose meanings in music and defend their points of view.They also describe and defend music and visual arts representations of...
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Carnival of the Animals and Aquarium and Magic Fish

For Teachers 1st
Engage little learners in this moderately developed three-lesson unit on the composer Camille Saint-Saens and his piece "The Carnival of Animals." Each lesson includes a listening, discussion, and an art project to engage your class in...
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Murals: Historic Walls

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine Mexican history in murals. In this visual arts lesson, students research the artistic style of Mexican murals and the artists that create them. Students then present their research findings to their classmates and write...
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Visual Art: Houses of Power

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students discover the influence of classic architectural styles on government buildings. To begin, they research the classical period of architecture in Greece and Rome. Once they feel confident, students use modeling clay to create bas...
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Vessels In Greek Art: Museum Visit

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine Greek vessels. In this visual art lesson plan, students compare Greek vessels to human body parts. Students investigate the uses of vessels and the decorations.
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If These Walls Could Talk

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore Enlightenment and Neoclassical art.  In this visual arts lesson, students compare and contrast images of architecture from both styles. Students create visual art designs that feature the ideals of the Enlightenment.
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Celebration and Satire

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast different perspectives of the French Revolution. In this visual arts lesson, students discuss the use of satire and caricature in history and create satirical cartoons based on contemporary issues.
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Earth Surface and Layers

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students depict the various layers of the Earth through an interactive art project. For this Earth's layers lesson, students listen to the book How to Dig a Hole to the other Side of the World and make speculations of why the center of...
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Visual Arts

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders participate in three visual arts lessons in this unit. They analyze the patterns of quilts, study the life and work of Rosa Bonheur and Edward Hicks.
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Using Visual Arts

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
What is biodiversity, and why is it so important? Explore biodiversity with your young environmentalists by researching an ecosystem and illustrating its diversity through a piece of artwork. An instructional sequence and possible...
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Give It All You’ve Got Heroes and Visual Art

For Teachers 5th
Sure, your young artists probably know Van Gogh and Picasso, but are they equally as familiar with Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol? Small groups examine the work of famous artists. Then, they create their own hero portraits in Cubist style...
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The Floating World of Ukiyo-e: Shadows, Dreams, and Substance

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine art before creating their own. In this visual arts instructional activity, 8th graders explore art from the Library of Congress and then create their own art.
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Yellow Bird and Me

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Upper elementary artists create works which demonstrate an understanding of the many elements of theater and the visual arts. This four-day plan combines many wonderful aspects of visual, musical, and theatrical arts into one very...
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Depth Through Overlapping Shapes

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students create their own paintings. In this visual arts lesson plan, students explore organic shapes in nature by creating them. Students will use chalk, oil pastels and paint to create their own organic shapes.
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Visual Arts: Symbols That Stand for You!

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students explore symbols and what they represent. For this visual art lesson, students collect various symbols and discuss what they represent. Students create and discuss personal symbols which represent themselves.
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Mosaic Direct Method Lesson Plans

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Pupils create art projects based on the mosaic method of creation. Any kind of material can be glued onto tiles. The real intention of the instructional activity is to encourage students to enjoy art and be creative.
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Camels and Pyramids

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Students examine and create artwork. In this visual arts lesson plan, students examine the motif present in "Camels and Pyramids." Students design their own motifs that they incorporate into a painted and stenciled piece.
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1920's and 1930's Visual Literacy Pre-Assessment

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders practice their visual literacy skills. In this visual arts instructional activity, 10th graders examine digital images from the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian. Students then analyze the artistic images and discuss...
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Creating Your Own Rock Art

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners create rock art. In this visual arts activity, students examine and distinguish petroglyphs, pictographs, and vandalism. Learners study cultures that revered rock art and create rock art panels.
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Terrific Textures

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners investigate texture in art. In this visual arts lesson, students create an art piece with objects of various textures. Learners use cardboard and glue feathers, sandpaper, foil, and lace to create a unique art piece.
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Water Bottle Flowers

For Teachers K - 4th
Pupils create recycled art. In this visual arts lesson, students follow the provided steps to create their flowers made from recycled water bottles.
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Piet Mondrian Art

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students study Piet Mondrian's artwork. In this visual arts lesson, students analyze the use of lines and colors by Mondrian in his art. Students create their artwork in the style of Mondrian.