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1,581 reviewed resources for art appreciation

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Art Smart!

For Teachers 3rd
Here is an amazingly thorough, and detailed, lesson plan on elements of art and art appreciation. Designed for third graders, this series of lessons should open up the eyes of your charges to the wonderful world of art that is all around...
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19th Century Art in the US

For Students 5th
Visual literacy and art appreciation can start at any age. Expose your class to American art of the 19th century. They view two paintings and answer eight questions that require them to think about what they see and the techniques used...
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Art Activities: Developing Visual Observational Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore visual arts by participating in several class art activities. In this art appreciation activity, students discuss the broad concept of a photograph including uses of lines, shadows, reflections and shapes. Students...
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Installation Art Appreciation and Respect

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover installation art. In this installation art lesson, students discuss different types of installation art. Students use graphic organizers to record information about installation art. Students brainstorm and sketch the...
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Going to School Paintings

For Teachers K - 2nd
This resource will help you compare and contrast the history of school experiences in America.  For this cross curriculum U.S. history and art appreciation lesson, students view and discuss reproductions of the 19th century "Learning the...
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Art Match Up

For Students 3rd - 4th
Build your pupils' visual literacy and ability to identify art from some of the world's masters. They view the mixed-up art pieces and set them straight by matching the correct art piece to the correct artist. 
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Asian Art

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Art from early China, Korea, and Japan is historically significant. Present these stunning images to your class, while you explain art movements that define traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese time periods and culture. Note: This...
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Indian Art

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Indian art and architecture is covered from the baths of Mohenjo-daro to the Great Stupa in Sanchi. This presentation shows Indian art as it progressed throughout time but focuses heavily on Buddhist art and architecture that originated...
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Art Detectives

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore art mediums and techniques. In this art appreciation lesson, students observe a variety of displayed artwork and determine what medium was used by the artist. Students hold up a card matching this medium for immediate...
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Art Show with the Masters

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students contribute to a classroom art show. In this art appreciation lesson, students research the lives and works of artists from different ages. Students write reports, recreate artwork of their researched artists, and participate in...
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Season-ings

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students explore famous paintings.  In this cross-curriculum art appreciation lesson, students play a matching game in which they sort items from each season.  Students listen to Hello Harvest Moon by Ralph Fletcher and create a...
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Center for Northwestern Art: Featured Objects

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Each of the slides in this presentation provide learners with an image found at a northwestern art museum and a critical analysis of what can be seen in each piece. Learners can view this prior to a museum trip in order to build...
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Activism Through the Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The arts often reflect the social struggles and concerns in society. The third lesson of four links the arts to activism and environmental concerns. Scholars learn about the role of art and artists statements. and then create their own...
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Step into the Painting: Social Studies, Literature, and Art

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Travel back in American history to the era of slavery and abolition. After reading about the Underground Railroad, young historians examine a painting depicting the event, and write a narrative from the point of view of a person in the...
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Looking and Learning in the Art Museum

For Teachers K - 5th
Have you just visited an art museum? Or can you create a gallery in your classroom to visit? Pupils create an original drawing that reinforces what was learned in a visit to the art museum. They will view original art work and verbally...
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Art Authority K-12

For Students K - 12th
Image field trips to museums that display over 1000 major works of western art. Imagine no airfare, no long lines, and only one admission fee. Imagine viewing at your convenience, with your own private docent providing information about...
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Looking at Art: Grade 5: 19th Century Art in the U.S.

For Students 5th - 6th
In this art appreciation worksheet, students analyze a 19th century painting called Fur Traders Descending the Missouri by George Caleb Bingham. Students answer 8 short essay questions about the painting.
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Finding out about Gallery 33

For Students 8th - 12th
While these worksheets are specific for use while visiting the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, they could be used to guide nearly any museum trip. Questions focus on human activity, symbolism, culture, religion, and society as they...
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Splendide Californie French Artists’ Impressionsof the Golden State, 1786-1900

For Teachers 6th - 8th
There is a lot to learn from art. This teacher's guide provides you with extensive background information, activities, and a scripted commentary to accompany a slide show on French artists in California during the Gold Rush Period. The...
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Art and Appreciation for Young Children

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use string, paint, and collage techniques to create a work of art. In this art appreciation lesson plan, students discuss artists, their times, and influences.
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Renoir Exercise

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Two children discuss a Renoir painting in this video. They talk about rowing, the girl in the picture, and other aspects of the painting. It's a fascinating way to introduce the idea of art appreciation. After watching this video, show...
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Islamic Art and Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Provided by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, this resource for teachers examines Islamic art, including calligraphy, arabesques, and geometric designs.  A recounting of the spread of the faith and the tumultuous political...
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A Picture's Worth 10,000 Words

For Teachers 2nd
Here are some wonderful lessons on art for your second graders. In them, learners focus on elements of abstract art, sculpture, and landscapes, study the works of four major artists, and create art of their own. This incredibly thorough,...
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Through the Looking Glass

For Teachers 10th - 11th
An engaging and ambitious series of four lessons invites high schoolers to view art work, have group and class discussions, construct time lines, compile photos, and conduct research. Learners share their experiences, create...

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