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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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Practical Pages

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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Practical Pages

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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Dick Blick Art Materials

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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Joy Uzarraga

Famous American Research Project

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Designed specifically for lower elementary pupils, this is a great biographical research project in which students research a famous American, and then design creative poster boards to help them "become" the famous American they have...
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Union Elementary School District

Famous Dead People Project

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Despite the slightly off-putting title, the instructions and activities detailed in these project guidelines for researching a noteworthy figure will serve as a fantastic supplement to your next famous person research assignment. 
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Project Articulate

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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J. Paul Getty Trust

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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Curated OER

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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Curated OER

Fan Club for Artists

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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...
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Curated OER

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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Oklahoma City of Museum Art

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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Curated OER

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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Curated OER

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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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Unit 4: The Renaissance

For Teachers 5th Standards
The Renaissance is the theme of a five-week unit designed to boost reading comprehension, spelling, vocabulary, and expository writing skills. Scholars listen to and discuss daily readings and engage in skills practice activities...
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Curated OER

Activity Plan 3-4: Still Life Artists

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Young scholars find that still life's are a great way to jump-start art. In this early childhood art lesson, students examine famous still life paintings, discuss still life art, and create their own still life piece.
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Curated OER

Self-portrait In a Masterpiece: Computer Illustrations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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. Students...
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Education World

Every Day Edit - Alexander Calder, Artist

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing instructional activity, 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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National Gallery of Art

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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Curated OER

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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Curated OER

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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Curated OER

Model a Famous Painting in Friendly Plastic

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Friendly Plastic is a fun art medium created by Amaco Clay Company. It is versatile and results in a beautiful end product. With this resource, young artists can recreate a famous painting using Friendly Plastic. What a fun way to study...
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J. Paul Getty Trust

Writing the Artist's Statement

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners read and write an artist's statement. In this artist's statement lesson, young scholars read Dorothea Lange's artist statement before writing one of their own about their photography. They examine their own photography and use...
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Curated OER

Famous Photographers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Student explore, research, and discuss the life & artwork of famous photographers. They analyze & critique the artwork, photographers through a presentation. They recognize and identify technological developments in the...

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