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Arts & Crafts - PreK - 1st Grade

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Arts & Crafts. Give your child a chance to embrace his or her artistic side. Try these great arts and crafts ideas.
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Standing Up for Democracy

For Students 6th - 12th
The mission of the Standing Up for Democracy unit is to bring about “a more humane, just, and compassionate society rooted in democratic values.” These 16 lessons, built on a foundation of mutual respect, tolerance, and participation,...
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Artistic Interpretation of a Classic: The Author's Role

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Reading the original Hans Christian Andersen tale of “The Little Mermaid” and viewing the Great Performances: The Little Mermaid from the San Francisco Ballet video offers class members an opportunity to consider how artistic decisions...
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Meet the Artist

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine the life and influence of an artist and the effect that his or her body of works had on world events of the past and present. The artist's style is utilized to create a slideshow.
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Artist Research

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students research an artist of their choice on the internet. They are provided with questions (worksheets included with the lesson plan) as a guide for their research. Students choose an artwork by their artist to critique.
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A.T.C. (Artist Trading Cards)

For Teachers K - 12th
Trade 'em, flip 'em, save 'em. Yes, it's trading cards! Kids design their own artist trading cards, complete with images and stats.
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Artist Accordion Book

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here’s a great way to incorporate research into your middle school art class. Each class member chooses an artist, researches one of the artist’s important works, and writes a critique of the piece. Learners then create an...
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Pottery with Artist Kerry Moosman

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After watching a video of Native American artist Maria Martinez create art out of clay, learners will create burnished coil pots similar to those made by artist, Kerry Moosman. This lesson includes a supply list, web links, historical...
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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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Ambitious Women Artists at Work

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Ambition is the keyword of a lesson that focuses on the contributions made by famous female artists. Specifically looking at European artists, Luisa Roldan and Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, scholars examine a piece of their work then...
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Artist Unknown

For Students 7th - 10th
Pupils read a six-paragraph selection titled, "Artist Unknown." Then they respond to six multi-step questions regarding the arts. I would use this to supplement my existing curriculum.
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Dear Miss Florence: Writing Letters To the Boardinghouse for Artists

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Imagine being one of the painters in 1910 at the Lyme Art Colony in Connecticut. Using the Florence Griswold Museum's on-line resources to gather information about the daily life of artists at the boardinghouse, learners write a letter...
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Artist Study Record

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
What pieces of art have your learners studied so far? You'd certainly know if they had been using a record sheet! Each record page is reserved for one artist, and pupils can write in painting names and related information. Also included...
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California Artists

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify and compare works of art from various regions of the United States. Telecollaborative partners, from different states, work together to complete this assignment. Using the internet, 5th graders research a specific...
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Ambitious Women Artists at Work

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Examine the works of Luisa Roldan and Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun. Learners view various pieces of art from each of the artists and read about their lives. They discuss the information and construct a Venn diagram, comparing the two...
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Artist Online Report Form

For Students 6th - 8th
Get those middle schoolers ready for writing excellent reports. This outline provides instructions and organized space to help learners gather information in a thoughtful and useful way. They research the life and works of an artist....
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Famous Artists Lapbook

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Create mini books with some of the most beautiful and well-known masterpieces of our time. Learners read short paragraphs about famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, and Johannes Vermeer, and create different kinds of...
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Artist Award

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
Recognize artistic ability with a certificate. Kids will like the nifty font and image of a paintbrush that spice up this award. Simply type in a name, date, and teacher name where these items are labeled to personalize the certificate.
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The Mystique of the Artist

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Your high schoolers explore the role of artists in society in a creative three-week unit. First they customize art supply bags using paint, embroidery, appliqué, and other media. They imagine their ideal artistic work space and design a...
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The Artist as Entrepreneur

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Some kids know exactly what they want to be when they grow up. This careers lesson plan aids upper graders in considering who they are as artists and how they can profit from their art, making a career out of something they love. This is...
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Artist’s Challenge Coins

For Teachers K - 12th
Make 'em, trade 'em, share 'em. Kids create artist's challenge coins to celebrate personal achievements, as mementos, or as encouragement. Originally designed for service personnel, these coins are a great way to recognize achievement.
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My Report Pack for... Famous Artists

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Famous artists are fascinating, and learners will explore one of their choice using this report pack. Working their way through this template, they write three questions about the artist they are researching, check off types of reference...
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The Artist's Statement

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Wouldn't it be great to be able to get inside an artist's mind, or be able to question the artists about who they are, why they create, and why they think their work is important?  An illustrative resource asks artists to provide the...
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The Chaotic Brilliance of Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
In 2017 a work by Jean-Michel Basquiat was actioned off for over 110 million dollars. So who is he and what makes his art so special? Find out with a short video that details his background, influences, and his process.
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Who are Artists and Illustrators?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students listen to books. They look at many examples of artwork. Students compare and contrast the various media in which artists work. They create a project for each lesson. Students explore about artists and their styles.
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Let's Paint

For Teachers K - 1st
Youngsters identify the styles of various artists and illustrators. They will read Frida and Miranda's Smile, and then discuss the styles of each illustrator and use tempera paint to paint a picture of themselves. When they are finished...
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Cartoons Meet the Artist

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students recreate cartoon character in the style of a famous artist, and explore that artist at the same time; students orally present their art and their artist.
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Learning About Artists

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Learners explore various artists and practice creating their style of painting. In this art history lesson, students discover various artists, such as Van Gogh and Michelangelo, and painting style each utilizes. Learners paint a picture...
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Art and Artists: Diversity of Learners Adaptation

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students determine the style of place cards as well as how to display phots of artwork. They organize and design an art museum for parents and other students to enjoy. Students create place cards to explain the artwork, artist, as well...
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How Do Artists Get Their Ideas? Culture and Environment as Sources of Ideas

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students share the difficulties they have in determining what to write or draw for a project. In groups, they view examples from three different artists and discuss how their personal experiences affected their art. They brainstorm a...
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Artist Research Scrapbook

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Art students get a chance to investigate a favorite artist in this two-week activity that asks them to research the life, the style, and the society in which the artist lived, and then to create a scrapbook for their subject. To conclude...
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Artists' Stamps

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
During an introduction to philately, the study/collection of stamps, your class can make their own commemorative stamp collections. This collection will honor various fine artists with their own stamp. What a great way to celebrate art!
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Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: Artist's Community: The Real

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is real or imagined? The lines of beauty reality, and imagination are blurred in Elizabeth Peyton's portraits of her community. Learners analyze her use of artistic technique in conveying real and imagined communities. They then use...
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Artistic Expression Showcase

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
No one is too young to create a masterpiece. Elementary artists delve into the topic of social justice with original artwork. Scholars keep journals to reflect on their experiences before putting paintbrush to paper. Final artwork is...
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Rickshaw Art And Artists

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Rickshaw art and artists are shown in this colorful and vibrant video. It includes a slideshow of various pictures, as well as some video footage of an artist. Note: Subtitle translations are not included during the footage.
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Famous Artist of the Month

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Feature one famous artist a month with a series of portraits, biographies, and examples of their gallery. With masters such as Augustus Rodin, Francisco Goya, and Michelangelo, the resource provides opportunities every month for kids to...
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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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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
True passion can drive you mad. Stephen Dedalus, the main character in James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man straddles many lines, including those between sanity and insanity, piety and sin, and individuality and...
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Artists Document World War I

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
New ReviewDrawings may be worth even more than a thousand words. Curious scholars query an artist's rendering of troops leaving a ship after they have arrived in Europe to fight in World War I. By zooming in and looking at the entire piece, class...
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Fan Club for Artists

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research a famous artist of their choice to experience their lives and achievements. They choose an artist they look up to, a hero perhaps, and share their lives with their peers to develop a banner on that artist to exhibit in...
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension instructional activity, students respond to 15 multiple choice questions about Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension instructional activity, students respond to 12 short answer and essay questions based on A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Students may also access an online quiz on the selection...
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Master Artist Internet Research Project: Timeline

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students conduct research on a selected artist's life. They select an artist, conduct Internet research and bookmark sites, read biographical information about their artist, and create and print a chronological timeline of their selected...
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Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What role did women play in pop art during the 1950s and 1960s? The class researches the role of women in mid-century America and how those roles were portrayed through the pop art of the time. They use an excellent set of guiding...
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How Art Gives Shape to Cultural Change

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
"Can a museum be a catalyst in a community? Can a museum house artists and allow them to be change agents as communities re-think themselves?" Watch as curator Thelma Golden re-imagines the museum as a think tank and explores the...
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Every Day Edit - Alexander Calder, Artist

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Alexander Calder, the artist. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Romanticism: The Artistic Expression of Liberalism

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
The epic clash of reason and emotion comes to life in this informative presentation. Detailing the period of Romanticism in 19th century Europe, these slides contain pictures of the most famous pieces of art during this period. Viewers...
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Artistic Decisions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
You can't truly analyze art until you understand the types of decisions artists make while creating it. Presented here, are definitions and examples of the basic elements of art and design, in relation to how they are used in the...
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Impressionism

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Using beautiful pictures done by famous impressionist artists, this presentation explores the world of Monet, Degas and others. This presentation would be a great tool to use in the lower grades to begin a discussion of this artistic...
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Creating Civic Awareness Through Artistic and Literary Forms

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Interpret current events using editorial cartoons and other print media. Middle schoolers explore the meanings of literary and artistic terms such as satire, irony, and caricature. They visit internet sites to develop an understanding of...
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Every Day Edit - Artist Grant Wood

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing instructional activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about artist Grant Wood. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Copper Sheet Boxes: Artistic Engineering

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Secondary artists create a metal box made from copper tooling foil and solid oil paint sticks (Shiva Paintstiks). The exacting design develops organizational principles and the painted finish allows for individual expression of...
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Artist Puppet Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students research a famous artist of their choice. They then create a puppet that resembles the artist along with a miniature version of his/her work. In groups of two, they develop a dialogue their puppet will use in a puppet show...
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Writing the Artist's Statement

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners read and write an artist's statement. In this artist's statement instructional activity, students read Dorothea Lange's artist statement before writing one of their own about their photography. They examine their own photography...
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Works Of Second Grade Artists

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study various artistic styles and then make a Kid Pix slide show creating works of art (landscapes, portraits, abstracts, etc.) in the style of a second grade artist.
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The Harlem Renaissance: Black American Traditions

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Aaron Douglas, Meta Warrick Fuller, Palmer Hayden, William Johnson, and James Lesesne Wells, the painters and sculptors of the Harlem Renaissance, are featured in a unit study of artists of the Harlem Renaissance.
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Artists Teach Us to See the World through Visual Symbols

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders analyze a biographical piece of art by Raymond Saunders. They identify shapes, symbols, and lines that are used, and how the piece relates to the artist's life and modern society. They design and create an original piece of...
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Textured Landscapes with Grant Wood

For Teachers K - 6th
Explore the world of textured landscapes through the eyes of the famous artist, Grant Wood. Here is an elementary art lesson in which scholars learn about Grant Wood's life, view his work, draw their own textured landscape, and then...
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Literature and Art Through Our Eyes: African-American Artists

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Examine the contributions of African-Americans in the worlds of art and literature. Over the course of a few days, young scholars will read and analyze a poem, a short story, and a piece of art. They complete a range of...
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Master Artist Star Book

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research a famous artist. They create a star book in which every fifth page must contain information about the artist in an envelope they made.
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Who are Artists and Illustrators

For Teachers K - 1st
Students examine works of art. In this artists and illustrators lesson, students list what they already know using the software program Kidspiration. Students view several works of art and discuss the artistic elements the observe.
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ELA Lesson Plan Focusing on Artists and Composers

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Pupils research a selected composer and artist. They write a biography about each one and include information about at least two works created by the chosen artist or composer. Students note similar characteristics of their compared...
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Art and Artists: Multicultural Awareness and Appreciation Adaptation

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Each student receives a piece of artwork representing a unique culture and artist. They work in with two other students who have art representing a different culture and artist. They participate in a scavenger hunt to determine which...
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John Constable: artist

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students paint their own cloudy sky after studying paintings of the artist John Constable. In this John Constable lesson plan, students read and discuss the outdoor paintings of this artist and then complete their own painting of the...
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The Mystique of the Artist

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students use mixed media to create personal expression on canvas art supplies bag, design three-dimensional model of their ideal studio space, write character sketch of Robert Harris using images of him, letter he wrote, and his art work...
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Collecting

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Artists compare and contrast artistic form and content. They investigate artistic and anthropological practices of collecting. The class explores the concept of collecting in other fields outside of Art.
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Don't Know Much About Hoyt

For Students 5th - 8th
Hoyt Axton is a great artist, but he is often overlooked. Use this quiz to test your students' knowledge of Axton. There are 10 multiple-choice questions on this worksheet. Note: You can print this out, or have your class take the quiz...
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Gallery of Pieter Bruegel the Elder

For Students 6th - 8th
Art history is a wonderful topic that bridges time, context, history, and artistic expression. Help your class understand how to carefully look at an artist and his work by using this fun project. Pupils make a brochure or a price list...
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Gallery of El Greco

For Students 4th - 8th
A fantastic worksheet that provides two great ways to learn about the artist El Greco. Children choose to either create a brochure detailing biographical and art-related information about El Greco, or they make a pretend price list of...
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Lesson: Younger Than Jesus: Is a Young Generation's Multimedia Work Art?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How has art changed? Are young people artists? What is art? These questions are up for discussion as critical thinkers examine several works of art expressed through multimedia. There are five different sessions outlined, complete with...
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Lesson Plan: Letting Go

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Why would an artist destroy his own work? Kids examine the Malagan practice of creating and then destroying art. They talk about the cultural and spiritual significance of this practice, as well as how it relates to consumerism in...
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Lesson: A Fitting Situation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In the Enemy's Country is a painting that depicts several Native Americans dressed and ready for war. Youngsters analyze the artistic and storytelling elements the artist used to convey his idea. They then write a creative piece from the...
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The Lure of The West

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Here is a fabulous series of lesson plans on four of the most celebrated artists of the Old Western period in American history. Learners study the works of Charles King, George Catlin, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Moran. The pack is...
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Realistic Impressions: Investigating Movements in the Visual Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
You and your high school class can examine the idea of artistic movements with this lesson. Explore various websites, compare/contrast paintings, after which the assignments are to complete a chart, and write an essay.
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Drawing Portraits Using a Grid

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A well-developed art lesson plan is always great to have around. This lesson plan on portrait drawing includes a full procedure, modifications, background information on artist Chuck Close, recommended websites, and a few thoughts from...
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What is Conceptual Art?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Research, art history, and web page creation! Sounds too good to be true. With tons of links and resources, the lesson provides you with everything needed to engage the class in an amazing art and research activity. They create an art...
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Get Up Close and Personal: Margot Voorhies Thompson

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Painting, printmaking, collage, calligraphy, and markmaking all in one work? Welcome to the world of Margot Voorhies Thompson. After viewing a PBS video about Thompson, emergent artists are encouraged to keep journals and sketchbooks,...
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Historical Narrative Using Silhouettes

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Connect art and history with a series of activities inspired by the work of contemporary artist, Kara Walker. After watching an Art 21 video about Walker and examining the images in a PowerPoint presentation, class members use...
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Lesson Plan: Communicating With Body Language

For Teachers K - 5th
The Olmec were an ancient people native to Mexico who lived from 1000-500 BC. Young artists examine the Olmec piece Seated Figure to analyze the use of body language to communicate a tone or feeling. They then use clay or play-dough to...
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How Ancient Art Influenced Modern Art

For Students 7th - 12th
What do Picasso, Matisse, and Gauguin have in common? They are all considered modern artists, a movement that began over 150 years ago. And despite the label, their work was influenced by artists much, much, older. Check out this video...
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Fun Shapes

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Through a grand discussion and examination of Julie Speed’s and Kazimir Malevich’s artworks, guide your beginner artists in the exploration of the use of art's key elements; shapes and color! Additionally, fine motor skills and creative...
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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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Famous Artist Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss and choose one artist to focus on in this lesson. Using the Internet, they research the major works and life of the artist and create a brochure from this information. They choose an object to paint and use the same...
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Artist Trading Cards: Sharing Unique Perspectives

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine inkblot images. In this visual arts lesson, students consider perception as an element of art as they partipate in activity that requires them create and analyze inkblot art. Students analyze several pieces of art...
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Student Artist Screen Savers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers collect and compile digital photographs in order to create a screensaver slide show that show the artist and their work.
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Hip Hop Artists Lessons

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students are introduced to a variety of hip-hop music artists and their religious affliation. In groups, they read articles about how their religion affects the type of music they make. They identify the biases they have in regards to...
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World War I Art and Artists

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the art of World War I. In this World War I art instructional activity, students research paintings and artists of the era. Students role play the artists they research and explain their lives and paintings to their...
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Probing the Unknown: Artists as Explorers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers gain an understanding of humans need to explore. They create a "journey map" depicting the accomplishments of artistic explorers, and research the influences that caused the artists to embark on these "explorations."
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The Wyeth Family of Artists

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students work in expert teams to research the life and work of N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, and James Wyeth. N.C.'s daughters, Carolyn and Henriette, were also artists. Their visual images of work in print or on the Internet are...
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Artists in Colonial America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students visit the Memorial Art Gallery's exhibit, "About Face: Copley's Portrait of a Colonial Silversmith." They complete a worksheet based on the career of John SIngleton Copley as a colonial American artist. They experience the role...
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Sketch Book Making: Places for Creative Communication

For Teachers 10th - 12th
High schoolers create sketchbooks, explore the uses of journals, write (across the curriculum) from others' points of view, and compare forms of communication from the 1800s to today. A nice blend of individual, whole class, and...
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The Ashcan School of Artists

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Complete with explanations and many examples of relevant paintings, this presentation takes students through the characteristics of the Ashcan School of Artists. The slides include works by artists such as Everett Shinn, John Sloan, and...
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Book Illustrations and Their Illustrators as Artists-K-3

For Teachers K - 3rd
Help learners construct relationships between written narratives and book illustrations, and between the narratives in formal visual art and the subject of the visual art. Look at Caldecott winning books and focus on the pictures drawn....
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Paul Klee - Swiss Artist

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Bring the art of Paul Klee, the famous Swiss artist, into your classroom. Ten of Klee's most-famous works are featured throughout the presentation. Learners will be able to analyze the composition, line, color choice, and his modern take...
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Exhibiting Common Threads

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Artists working in different media often explore the same themes—to model how these same themes weave their way through different forms of artistic expression, scholars analyze images by Dorothea Lange, identifying key themes in her...
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The Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Beauty, art, and truth is the creed of the poet, and the Harlem Renaissance was all of those things. Discover the reasons for the great migration north, the poets, musicians, and artists that were part of the Harlem Renaissance. Slides...
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Meet the Artist

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers produce a video essay in iMovie about an artist told from the artist's point of view. They also create original works of art in the style of the artist for an iPhoto slide show.
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Five Artists of the Mexican Revolution

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students discover details about Mexican Revolution era artists. In this Mexican Revolution instructional activity, students research the events and people of the time period. Students then research the artists of the time and create...
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The Pre-Raphaelite Artists

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A study of pre-Raphaelite artists can lead to an exploration of art, literature, and history.
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En Busqueda de un Artista

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars work in groups to research a Spanish-speaking artist. They access print and online resources and interact within their group in Spanish. Students prepare a slideshow for the class and present the show in the target language.
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A Sign of Their Times

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify the social climate that created the terms Degenerative Art and Fascist Aesthetic. They also identify how and why certain artists' artwork fell into these categories. Students recognize and discuss the Expressionist...
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Creating a North Carolina Gallery

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders, in teams, create a new North Carolina Gallery at the North Carolina Museum of Art. They explore the concept of citizenship by creating criteria for an artist's inclusion in the gallery.
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Ceramic Sculpture: Lesson Plan

For Teachers 10th
Three-Dimensional sculpture, the artists who create it, and ceramic techniques are all covered in this plan. Tenth graders take a trip to a local art museum, watch a presentation on clay sculpture, then design a 3-D art piece. They study...
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Patti Smith: Dream of Life

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
How do artists affect and how are artists affected by the time periods in which they live? Learners examine the life and work of controversial and influential cultural artist Patti Smith as they seek answers to this essential question....
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Free Form Sculpture

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore abstract and non-representational art forms through research and artistic expression. They research a free form artist, their work, and abstract sculpture. They then work with pantyhose, chicken wire, plaster, and...
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Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: The Self in the Other's Image: Portraiture and Identity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Art, identity, and an imaginary community, three components that should make for an interesting lesson. Critical thinkers explore and evaluate the work of contemporary artist, Elizabeth Peyton. They discuss her use of subject and art to...
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Art Critic for a Day!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Middle schoolers practice evaluating art by creating a research project and presentation. They use the Internet and library to discover a piece of art or artist whom they feel has an impact on the world of art. Next, they create a...
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Comparing Visual Interpretations and Actual Events: War & Battle

For Teachers 7th
A Venn Diagram is used to compare artistic and historical representations of a single event. Young analysts view the provided images, read textbook descriptions, and discuss the validity of each representation in terms of bias and...
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Collage and Photomontage

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders discuss collage and photomontage techniques and artists, and how the art form can convey cultural or current issues. They research a collage artist, then design a topical or personally symbolic collage. Present their...
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Lesson: A Garden for Monet

For Teachers K - 5th
To better understand artistic style and expression, your class compares two different paintings. They analyze each painting for style, technique, similarities, and differences. They then experiment with a variety of art materials and...
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Color Me Happy: Color, Mood, and Tone

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how artists use color to set the tone of a painting. They analyze and discuss various paintings, complete a chart comparing the artists' color schemes and tones, and write a paragraph comparing two images.
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An Electronic Self-Portrait Lesson Plan - A Unit for Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Using a photo of themselves for inspiration, learners create a multi-media self-portrait. A digital image of each child is taken, it is uploaded into the computer where is can be experimented with in a digital format. Young artists then...
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If Paintings Could Talk: Art and Language

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers learn about the artist Canaletto, play a vocabulary game, and create a landscape using collage technique. Background information on the artist is provided along with instructions for the game and vocabulary words to...
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Everyday People, Everyday Things

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Who are the great artists of the past? Middle and high schoolers conduct research on an artist, living or deceased, and write a brief essay summarizing their life and work. The reproducibles mentioned in the summary and materials section...
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Getting the Meaning in Pop Music

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Critical thinkers compare the impact of visual versus aural perception in how they comprehend artistic intent. They consider the meaning of a set of pop lyrics first by reading them, then by listening to them orally, and finally viewing...
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Transfer Collage

For Teachers 10th
Complete with a vocabulary list, this five-day lesson outline may get you on your way. Your art class will research Collage technique and famous collage artists. They then create a collage using a gel transfer technique. Steps and...
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Lesson: Text Messages

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Can a neon sign be considered art? Kids consider two different works that use neon text as the basis for conveying artistic social messages. They then analyze a truism from Jenny Holzer's web site that holds meaning to them personally....
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Lesson: Communication Through Clothing

For Teachers K - 5th
As we all know, some clothing has a way of letting us know a little something about the person wearing it. Kids explore the idea that clothing can be a form of communication and artistic expression. They analyze a Native American textile...
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Colored Pencil Repoussé

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Artists employ a basic metalworking technique by embossing lines and textures into a soft metal. They look for examples of embossed metals in historical and contemporary examples. This fascinating process has been used by many cultures...
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Lesson: Looking Closer: The Artwork of Shinique Smith

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A critical discussion regarding the nature of Shinique Smith's second-hand clothing art is the foundation for the lesson. Critical thinkers fully analyze the meaning behind her work, taking close consideration of where the clothing came...
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Lesson: Living For The City

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Both Money and Cummings were able to capture the essence of Paris. Critical thinkers analyze how each artist used his medium to describe the same place in a different way. Kids then write a Cummings-style poem about Monet's Waterloo Bridge.
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Starry Night Interpretation

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young artists are encourage to develop greater imaginative freedom and post their impressions of Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night in a series of activities based around the famous painting. Class members watch a film biography of van...
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The Grapes of Wrath: Culture and History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Judy Garland. Jack Benny, The Lone Ranger, Edward R. Murrow. Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman. The second instructional activity in a unit devoted to The Grapes of Wrath establishes for readers the...
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Paul Cezanne - French Artist

For Teachers 9th - 10th
A presentation on samples of the artwork of Paul Cezanne is here for your art historians. In it, several slides show some his most famous works. There isn't any teaching element or activity associated with this PowerPoint, but it does...
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Los Artistas Hispanos (Hispanic Artists)

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars research Hispanic artists. They complete a handout about their artist. Students brainstorm a list of vocabulary relating to the theme of art. Young scholars choose one work of art by each artist studied, and copy these...
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Ambitious Women Artists At Work

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the lives of two famous female European artists. In this historical arts lesson, they examine the artwork of Luisa Roldan and Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun. Students define and discuss the meaning of the words...
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An Investigation into the Ideas that Defined a Generation of Artists in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Young scholars analyze art from the Royal Academy of Arts and read Sir Joshua Reynolds Discourses on Art. In this art analysis lesson, students explore the training of artists and their roles in the art occupation. Young scholars...
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Creating an Artist's Statement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create an artist's statement about a piece of work that they created. They follow a worksheet of items that should be included in this statement.
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Going West: The Artist Who Painted the Way

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study the artists and artwork of the Westward movement. In this Westward Movement lesson set, 5th graders examine the characteristics of the art of this era. They look at the lives of the artists and think about how the art...
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Writing Like an Artist Paints Using "Chasing Vermeer"

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students use artistic words when writing about an object moving quickly past a character who is standing still. In this writing and art lesson plan, students read the passage Chasing Vermeer and base their writing off of it.
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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 lesson plan, students examine famous still life paintings, discuss still life art, and create their own still life piece.
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Lena Horne: Race and the American Artist

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine how race played a critical role in Lena Horne's life. They conduct Internet research, participate in a class debate, write a letter, and create a presentation based on their Internet research.
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Self-portrait In a Masterpiece: Computer Illustrations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners create a self-portrait using an artistic masterpiece as a guide. In this art appreciation lesson, students research famous artists online, electronically saving a particular portrait or masterpiece made by the artist. Learners...
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Outside...North of the 49th Parallel

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners explore and discuss images of Canadian landscape focusing on the work of the Group of Seven. The discuss different Canadian environments in a group of art works and complete a chart categorizing the depictions. They complete a...
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Midnight Ride of Paul Revere: Fact, Fiction, and Artistic License

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. In this visual arts lesson, students study the historical significance of the event as they examine the Grant Wood painting and primary sources regarding the event.
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Observing Connections: Art, Poetry and the Environment

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Make connections between art, poetry and the environment. In this connections lesson, students read "I Am An Artist" by Pat Lowery Collins and compare artwork by various artists. Students write their own "I an an artist when..." poem...
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Artful Installations: 3D Constructions

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students create a larger than life recreation of a famous painting after becoming familiar with a famous artist's work through reading and exploration. They view and discuss slides from a variety of major art museums. They analyze and...
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Dali & Desnos: Surrealism in Poetry and Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the surrealism movement and its primary artists. Language is also analyzed, and students will create their own original poem utilizing surrealistic techniques.
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Jacob Lawrence 1917 - 2000

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Samples of the artwork of the late Jacob Lawrence are here for your artists to view. There isn't any kind of activity or teaching associated with this presentation. Rather, it simply has slides of many of his most famous pieces of art. A...
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Research: pop artists

For Students 8th - 10th
In this research worksheet, learners research which pop artist has spent the most time on the top of the charts and list how many weeks they spent there. Students research 20 pop artists.
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Van Gogh’s Self-Portraits

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Scholars get to know famous Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh, as an artist as well as a person. After reading personal letters and analyzing paintings, participants paint two self-portraits that represent their personality. Then, write a...
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Children’s Illustrators #2: Eric Carle

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Budding artists get to know Eric Carle's artistic style reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and viewing several other titles. Using similar blending techniques, scholars create a collage based on the story. 
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Analyzing Messages in Various Media

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Explore communication through media by analyzing different advertisements and artwork. Budding artists view videos, websites, plays, and other artistic endeavors while discussing the true meaning of the work with their classmates. They...
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The Landscape

For Teachers 10th - 11th
High schoolers view and discuss many landscape paintings and examine their own connections to the landscape. A wonderful component built into thes series of lessons is the interview each learner must complete with a senior citizen;...
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Frederick Remington

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
A simple, fifteen-slide presentation on some of American artist Frederick Remington's works is here for you. While there isn't any text associated with each slide, there are some fantastic examples of his work shown. He was both a...
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The Artists | Think Like A Coder, Ep 5

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Create a diversion! Continuing the quest to save the world, the hero of the series needs to find an artifact inside a tower. To distract the guards, she programs a robot to vandalize some artwork. Viewers learn how to apply loops and...
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LOVE Poster

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research pop or contemporary artists like Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein and examine their simple style of drawing and painting. They create a contemporary art poster using shading gradient techniques and mixed...
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Two Bad Ants Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 4th
Look at artistic perspective as you read Two Bad Ants. In this art and reading lesson plan, learners read the Chris Van Allsburg book and find the differences among visual characteristics in the illustrations of the story. They can take...
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Lesson: Wish You Were Here...

For Teachers 1st - 6th
The painting Arcadia features a lovely landscape depicting aspects of ancient Greek life. Little ones use their imagination to put themselves in the painting. After analyzing the details and artistic elements of the painting, they write...
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Revolutions in the Arts: 1800s

For Teachers 7th - 9th
The 1800s were a time of great change in the worlds of art, literature, and music. This presentation covers major works and artists that exemplify the Romantic, Realist, and Impressionist movements. Why not make this presentation a...
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Paul Gauguin

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
A colorful presentation of some of Paul Gauguin's works is here for you. Art historians get to look at 13 of his works. The last slide offers five websites that can be accessed to view even more of his work. Gauguin is a legendary French...
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Values Practice Activity

For Students 6th - 8th
How many values can one colored pencil create? This is the question your budding artists are going to find out. They choose three colored pencils, use the provided boxes to create a light-to-dark value strip, and then answer three...
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Meet The Artist

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students investigate art history by researching a particular artist.  In this biographical lesson, students are given a brief summary of a artist's life and are assigned to create a report on the person.  Students create an outline based...
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Social Studies: The Unconventional Artist and Leader

For Teachers All
Students will discuss Frank Lloyd Wright's unconventional personality traits and will explore some common personality characteristics of creative artists and leaders. Students will write paragraphs describing typical personality traits...
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Studying An Artist

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the artwork of a specific artist and attempt to create a painting in the style of the studied artist in this middle and high school level Art lesson. Rubric is included for self- and teacher assessment after the project...
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Early American Portraits: a Strategy for Learning About Artists and Their Works

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students study artworks from several different artists. They compare and contrast these works and examine the historical background of the artist and his or her times. They develop the capacity to think critically and communicate their...
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Artists in Search of a Medium: Jonathon Keats

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
What is Conceptual art? How do artist choose a medium in which to work? Why do artists work in specific mediums? Welcome your learners to the world of visual arts with a unit-long examination of the work of conceptual artist Jonathon...
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Famous Artists and Art Forms

For Teachers Pre-K
Students create works of art. In this famous artwork lesson plan students art introduced to famous artist and art forms. They are provided with opportunities to create paintings, sculptures, and drawings.
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Do Something about... School Violence - Emotional Aspects of Color

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers study how artists use color to effectively convey and heighten the emotion of their artwork. After discussing various colors artists use and what emotions they're trying to portray, students create their own artwork with...
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Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave

For Teachers K - 8th
Students listen to the story of Dave a talented potter who overcame obstacles to create incredible pieces of sculpture.  In this pottery lesson, students are introduced to the poetic and lyrical story of an artist who transcended dire...
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Louisiana's Legendary Musicians

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students identify and interpret what legendary traditional musicians of Louisiana that allows them to hear new genres of traditional music. They also identify what it means to be a legendary artist and read, write, and create a project...
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The Rural World Seen by Artists 1848-1914

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students prepare to visit the art museum and view the rural world as seen by artists of 1848 - 1914.  For this Monet lesson, students examine the haystacks series of artworks by Monet. Students observe social change in the rural...
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Young Artists Compete! - Activity 1

For Teachers 4th - 11th
Students research available young artist competitions in their region in order to present information to the class. This introductory activity to performance competitions can be used alone or with the second activity provided.
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Building a Knowledge Base - Lucas Samaras/Identity

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Bring art into your classroom with this resource for teaching the concept of identity through Lucas Samaras' identity boxes. Use this list of information to help plan out a unit on identity as demonstrated through art. While not...
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Evolution of Music - Pentatonix

For Students 4th - 12th
Explore music through the decades with an engaging video brought to you by the 5-part harmony acapella group, Pentatonix. Genuine musical talents sing through a variety of popular music from the 11th century to the 2010's. Artists...
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Art and Artists

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students effectively gather and use information for research purposes. They comprehend the visual arts in relation to history and culture. Students practice note taking skills, and summarizing skills. They know and compare the...
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Female Artists

For Teachers K - 1st
Students listen to excerpts from "History of Women Artists for Students" and discuss the artwork of three artists. They compare and contrast the styles of art and investigate a CD-Rom of famous artists.
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Who are Artists and Illustrators?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students study artists and their styles. They create a Kidspiration web as they discuss art work looking at shapes, texture and color. They list other things that they would like to explore artists.
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Artist Research Poster and Red Wolf Rendering

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create research posters on an artist of their choosing in this five-day lesson. Work is accomplished through internet research, partner work, and individual work. Criteria checklist is included for assessment.
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Amazing Artists

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how social and cultural factors affect artists. In small groups they select a specific artist, and conduct research. Students then use a digital camera and digital video camera to create a mini-movie about their artist.
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Hispanic Artists

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students use the internet to research the life and works of various Spanish artists. In groups, they recognize the name of the artist and pick two works that are of interest to them. They create a brochure highlighting this artist's work...
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Sadorus Lesson Plan: The American Farm as Portrayed by Artists

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students describe how artists painted American farms in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They identify idealized, nostalgic, and realistic views of farming through discussion, bringing into play their own knowledge of farms today.
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A Famous Artist -- A Noted Musician

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are introduced to new vocabulary associated with an artist. Using this information, they use the internet to create a report on the artist along with a visual or audio aid. They present their material to the class and...
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Artists

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders participate in a theme lesson on Artists. They choose different artists and examples of their work. Students discuss the artist and his work and the technique used. They then attempt to recreate the technique in an art project
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Animal Artists

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read a current events non-fiction article and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In this animal artists paint for fun lesson plan, students also work on dictionary skills, geography, and creative thinking by...
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Still Life Artists

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students investigate still life artistry. In this still life art lesson, students view photos of still life paintings and then create one themselves. Students discuss what they see in the photos and how each one is different. Examples...
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Exploring Eric Carle’s Painted Collage

For Teachers 8th
Where does inspiration come from? Where do writers get their ideas? What about visual artists? A PowerPoint and a video introduce middle schoolers to children's author and illustrator Eric Carle and how he found inspiration in the work...
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"Music Be the Food of Love:" Found Poetry with Shakespeare and Hip-Hop

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Lines from Shakespeare and from hip-hop artists provide learners with an opportunity to examine the literary devices these artists use to express their ideas about love. Groups use the provided lines to craft found poems, and then the...
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Looking and Learning in the Art Museum — Lesson 1

For Teachers 6th - 12th
To prepare for a field trip to a local art museum, art class members journal their initial reactions to a reproduction of the work they will focus on during their visit. The whole class then considers the artistic elements in the piece...
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Modern Art and Ideas

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The Museum of Modern Art provides this educators' guide to Dada and Surrealism. Featuring the works of such artists as Jean Arp, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, and Meret Oppenheim among others, the guide is ideal for art history and...
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Warhol Reductive Printmaking

For Teachers K - 6th
Begin your elementary art lesson with an informative look into Andy Warhol's reductive printmaking. Gain insight into the artist's background, importance in the art world, and create an original design using reductive styrofoam...
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Looking At Art, Grade 1 "The Dancing Class"

For Students 1st
This art history worksheet provides an image of the painting, "The Dancing Class" by Edgar Degas, as well as 8 questions that invite reflection on the painting. One prompt asks young art scholars to write a story about the painting.
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Majestic Murals

For Teachers K - 5th
Albert Bierstadt is a highly celebrated artist who was able to capture the beauty of the American landscape. The class will first learn how Bierstadt explored America during the 1800s and painted the majestic countryside. Then, they will...
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The Life and Work of Vincent Van Gogh

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Vincent Van Gogh is a fascinating subject for students of art history.
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Storytelling Resist

For Teachers K - 5th
The illustrations of Ezra Jack Keats in The Snowy Day inspire young artists to examine shapes in illustrations and to use these shapes to create their own watercolor resist painting.
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Drawing Diatoms like Ernst Haeckel

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Why do scientists rely on drawings rather than just photographs of their research studies? The lesson introduces drawings of microscopic organisms and the importance of accuracy. Young artists draw organisms and learn why focus and...
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Complementary Colors

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Andy Warhol's artistic creations set the stage for a discussion and activity about complementary colors. Working in pairs, scholars make a color wheel that showcases primary and secondary colors. Peers take part in a gallery walk and...
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Artistic Animals

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars promote creativity through painting and drawing different types of vertebrates. They investigate how to classify the different categories of vertebrates: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and manmmals. Studnets draw and...
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Great Minds: Leonardo da Vinci

For Students 9th - 12th
Leonardo da Vinci was not only one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he also made noteworthy contributions to the world of science. A video discusses some of his research, inventions, and his place in history. It...
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Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Individuals expressed the Harlem Renaissance in diverse forms of art, ranging from poetry to photography to painting. Learners explore pieces using a carefully curated collection from the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Included lessons ask...
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Expressing Emotions through Art Lesson 1—Everyone Shows They Care

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
In a lesson that explores art and emotions, scholars analyze a piece of art and discuss which emotions it portrays. They go on to reflect on their own emotions and how they are similar to the feelings expressed artistically. Participants...
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Drafting a Recording Contract

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers study the issues involved in a recording artist's contract looking at the contract from both the artist's and record company's point of view. They write a contract based on what they discover.
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Make a Sculpture

For Teachers 6th - 9th
The Renaissance period included lots of sculpture, and other kinds of art cut from marble. To provide your class with a similar experience, invite them to create a sculpture of their own out of gray or white modeling clay. Explain to...
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Flying Too Close to the Sun

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the myth of Icarus and his father and discuss the associated metaphor. They view the work of a number of artists and create a painting depicting the myth.
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Modernism in Poetry, Painting, and Music

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Are you teaching Modernism to your class? Connect different areas of artistic expression in the Modernist Era. Learners read T.S. Eliot, view art by Pablo Picasso, and listen to a Modernist musical composition. This final assignment is...
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Let's Have a Parade

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore the art piece, "Death Cart." In this visual arts lesson plan, students discuss the artistic details of the art piece and design a cart for a classroom "parade." Students use cardboard boxes, glue, and markers to...
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Monet and Impressionism

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Monet is a great artist to study and impressionism is a wonderful art style to practice. Learners read about Monet then attempt to use impressionist painting techniques. Book and image links are included. 
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The Romantic Period

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What does the term romantic mean? As you introduce your class to the Romantic period and famous authors, artists, and musicians from the time period, make sure they know what sets this movement apart from previous movements! Several...
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Education of the Artist: An Investigation into the Ideas that Defined aGeneration of Artists in late Eighteenth-Century Britain

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore training of artists as professionals, and identify the many different types of jobs that require art training.
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Lesson: Emory Douglas: Here and Now: Looking at Contemporary Struggle

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After looking into the life, art, and social contributions of artist Emory Douglas, learners analyze several social art pieces. They use Emory Douglas as an example of social art, then consider 10 other pieces. They write a paper...

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