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Winter Printables Collection

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Enrich your winter theme with ABCmouse! This collection of printables features coloring pages, a writing activity, and a paint-by-words worksheet. Use these printables as fun in-class activities, or send them home with your students as a...
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Exploring Weather Conditions Through Painting

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Your advanced class will paint a picture of a particular weather condition. In this painting lesson learners describe elements of art in pieces of artwork. They analyze the weather and seasons in the artwork. The students use paper,...
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Playing with Paint

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students learn painting techniques. In this painting and color instructional activity, students view Dan Namingha's painting and describe what they see and name the colors they recognize. Students use thick paints to practice painting...
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Lesson: Painting The Unknown

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Finally an art lesson that incorporates the act of creating art. After analyzing the abstract emotionally driven piece, Blue Mysteries Near the Sun, No. 4, learners discuss feelings related to an anticipated event or to the unknown. They...
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Light in Painting

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How do painters use and manipulate light in their artwork to give emphasis and establish mood and emotion? Pupils will analyze a few examples of landscape and portrait painting in order to explore the how light is used in art, and will...
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Active and Passive Voice Practice

For Students 5th - 9th
Active or passive? Young grammarians identify the voice in a series of sentences and then rewrite those in passive voice.
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Mural Painting - Activity 1

For Teachers 4th - 11th
Students create a "mural philosophy" and discuss various areas in their own schools that could use an art mural with the purpose of presenting to school administration. This class art project is adaptable to the needs/desires of specific...
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“House by the Railroad”: A Painting and a Poem for the Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce your class to ekphrastic poetry with an exercise that asks them to examine Edward Hooper's painting House by the Railroad and Edward Hirsch's poem "Edward Hopper and the House By the Railroad." After a close reading of the two...
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Sponge Painting Flowers

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Explore the shapes and colors of spring with a flower themed painting project. Included here are a list of materials and the instructions needed to execute an art lesson on sponge painting flowers. Tip: Use in conjunction with a flower...
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Active Voice vs. Passive Voice

For Students 6th - 8th
What is the passive voice? What is the active voice? Which voice is typically preferred in writing? Use this worksheet to discuss the different voices. Then, have learners rewrite a series of sentences so that they are in the passive...
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Shape and Form in Art

For Teachers K - 4th
Introduce youngsters to the important role shape and form play in art with this extensive collection of activities and projects. From teaching first graders how to create mandalas to engaging third and fourth graders in the design of...
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Gravimetric Determination of the Nonvolatile Content of Paint

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Here are the instructions for leading your advanced chemists though the process of measuring the nonvolatile components in a sample of paint. No student handout is provided, so you may want to create one based on the procedure explained....
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Visual Arts - Mexican Indian Yarn Painting

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Have you ever seen a Mexican yarn painting? They're beautiful! Create a Mexican yarn painting with your class using this lesson. Start by discussing Mexico's culture and viewing different yarn paintings. After reading about important...
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Flower Painting/Printmaking

For Teachers K - 2nd
Using old or donated flowers, little learners create flower prints. They discuss the colors found in nature, paint a background, and then create flowers for their pictures by dipping and pressing real flowers onto their paper. 
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Shakespeare & The Renaissance: Activity Ideas

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Looking for ways to implement the words and works of William Shakespeare into your curriculum? This list of activity ideas is a great starting point, as it covers a wide range of grade levels and a wealth of online references to explore.
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Picking a Painting

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can you choose the best possible painting from a group? Scholars learn how to use high school level math and conditional probability concepts to select the best one when choices are presented in succession. But be careful — some...
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Bubble Art – Learning About Paint and Color

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
To gain an understanding of color mixing theory and the color wheel, young artists draw a picture, mix up a batch of secondary colors to which they add dish soap, and using straws, bubble up the paint. They then press their drawings onto...
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Active Viewing Strategies

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A woman sits alone in a restaurant. Is she lonely? Happy in her solace? Weary after a long day? Practice making inferences with a five-strategy viewing activity. High schoolers view Automat by Thomas Hopper and monitor their reactions to...
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Why Babies in Medieval Paintings Look Like Ugly Old Men

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Have you ever noticed that babies in paintings from the Middle Ages look a little...strange? Find out why with an informative and amusing video about the moment artists decided to make babies look cute again.
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Valentine’s Counting and Color Sorting Activity

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Reinforce the concept of one-to-one correspondence with a Valentine's Day-themed counting and color sorting activity. Scholars sort foam hearts by color—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple—then count and place them on a number...
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Snow Paintings

For Teachers K - 5th
Students work with water and food coloring as their medium to paint snow. They mix primary colors to make new colors while they decide on appropriate for their snow paintings as they relate to the curriculum.
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Painting with Sand: Basic to Advanced

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Kids from 10 to 18 experience painting with sand. This simple idea explains what you need to do to instruct your class in this fun art activity. Tip: Tie this project with the study of cultures that use sand paintings for ritual or...
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Acrylic Painting Value Scales

For Students 6th - 9th
So, you're about to get out the acrylics and you need a way to introduce hue, shades, and value scale when painting. Lucky for you this worksheet provides instruction and two scales for your class to use for practice! 
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The Passive

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
What happens when a painting is stolen? A presentation themed after Edvard Munch's The Scream is a great way to introduce the passive voice to your class. 

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