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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Hieroglyphic Cartouche Pendants

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
In ancient Egypt, mummified bodies were embellished with elaborate cartouches housing the name of the deceased. Elementary artists can read all about Egyptian burial practices then create a cartouche of their own using clay and real...
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Creature Painting

For Teachers K - 4th
Kids create a free-form art piece using paper, water-based paints, markers, and imagination. They allow the paints to randomly bleed, mix, and move on the paper, then they look for forms in the organic images. They black-line the shapes...
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Seashell Painting

For Teachers K - 8th
Let nature inspire your budding artists. They paint seascapes on actual seashells. First, they observe the seaside, then they paint what they see (image or in person) on the inside of a white shell. 
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Reviewing the Movies - Activity 1

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students play "Movie Charades" and discuss the job of a movie reviewer in this introductory lesson that can be used at the beginning of a unit on Film as a story-telling device.
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Three Viewpoints - Activity 1

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students create a drawing of their neighborhood from 500 feet above in this study of aerial photography and mapping techniques. The lesson can be expanded into a unit with the resources provided.
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Find the Animal Within The Material - Activity 1

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students create three dimensional sculptures of animals using soap stone or wood and examples of sculpturing techniques. Emphasis is placed on the works of artist Chester Armstrong.
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Myth and The Human Form - Activity 1

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students study symbolism and mythology and then create sculptures based on their findings in this two-week lesson plan provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. This lesson plan can be combined with another project (see unit link Activity 2).
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Monet And Impressionism

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students create and discuss works of Impressionism in this lesson plan for the elementary classroom. Emphasis is placed on Monet's "Water Lilies" and the Bridge or Gardens at Giverny.
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Magical Leprechaun Footprints

For Teachers K - 2nd
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this lesson. Learners discuss the "magic" of leprechauns and create drawings of three leaf clovers and footprints in this art lesson for the early-elementary classroom. This is a great lesson for the...
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Print Patterns, Please!

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students practice the art of stamping and pattern design in this lesson using cotton fabric, ink, acrylic paint, watercolors, Elmer's Glue, and Model Magic. Emphasis is placed on the creation of individual student stamps and cooperative...
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"Quiet On The Set" - Making Animated Short Movies

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students apply the use of technology to the art of making movies. During this studying experience, middle school students create their own "stop action animation" movie using Microsoft Paint and Windows Movie Maker.
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Fill the Wheelbarrow

For Students Pre-K - K
Practice filling a wheelbarrow with leaves with this arts and crafts template. Learners cut out and color 10 leaves, a wheelbarrow, and a rake. There are no further directions. This could be used to develop counting and fine motor...
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Forest Dwellings: Toad House

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What a great project to use as part of an exploration of animals or habitats. Learners design a clay model of a home for a forest animal. This could be a great way to cement what your class has learned about habitats. 
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Papier-mache Bowl

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Bowls are useful and can be quite beautiful. The steps needed to create bowls out of papier-mache are outlined in this step-by-step art lesson. Tip: Discuss the origin of papier-mache, various cultures that have used it, and how it has...
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Paper and Light = Lanterns - Activity 1

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students create paper in preparation for a Vietnamese Lantern in this introductory art activity provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. A video is included, as well as tips for a successful activity.
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Women of Stone - Activity 1

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students create a short writing piece reflecting one defined role of a woman in this introductory look at women and their role in society through the ages. Emphasis is placed on group discussions of student writings.