Abstract Expressionism – Go with it!

Abstract Expressionism has a shared history with the The Great Depression. This art method was a very colorful way to wake up our nation after a long struggle. Artists of that time are many, but few are recognized.  In the lessons below, there are multiple artists' work for you to sample from.   " Abstract … Continue reading Abstract Expressionism – Go with it!

Emergency art lessons… pretty cool stuff

The school system in Anchorage has a pdf online for emergency art lessons.  There's a lesson for each greade k - 6. Here's an  example of a 4th Grade lesson: SUBSTITUTE TEACHER EMERGENCY LESSON Drawing Grade Level: 4 Objective: Abstracting objects Materials: White drawing paper, 11 x11" Black fine point drawing pens Crayons Objects to draw: … Continue reading Emergency art lessons… pretty cool stuff

Would you like fries with that?

Texture, balance and variety were elements students concentrated on as they created this collage of a big sandwich! You may want to refer to Claes Oldenburg and go for a Pop Art theme on this lesson. Here is a link to some other Food artists, both modern and classic. You need: half a piece of … Continue reading Would you like fries with that?

Stitching in Second – embroidery samplers

Super Clever Mann Art Docents  Anju, Hiro and Lisa did this fine project with their Second Grade class. Over a period of 2 weeks, the students created these stitch samplers. These are their first stitches!  Embroidery Samplers A needlework sampler is a piece of embroidery produced as a demonstration or test of skill in needlework. … Continue reading Stitching in Second – embroidery samplers

Get a new roll please?!

This post is a borderline craft - but what art isn't? Reusing and repurposing items is a wonderful way to teach students how to re-use materials while teaching art. You may look at this picture and see a possible lesson incorporating Monet, Van Gogh or O'Keeffe. Why not discover a modern way to interpret this floral lesson by … Continue reading Get a new roll please?!

Let us attempt to see… what Delaunay saw!

Sonia and Robert Delaunay A lesson to use Watercolor Crayons (yay!) Grade: 3-5 Orphism or Orphic Cubism Art Deco Era Sonia Delaunay was a ground-breaking female artist who made some wonderful abstract paintings known for their rhythm and color.  Orphism was an art movement started by artists Robert and Sonia Delanuay in the early 1900's as a … Continue reading Let us attempt to see… what Delaunay saw!

A Prayer for World Peace with Picasso

I scanned this lesson. It comes from the files I brought from California. Thank you Janice Arcaro for being a fantastic mentor! With reference to passing around the "peace" languages sheets, please follow this link: Prayer for World Peace Picasso painted several doved, here is some information on him and his artwork: http://www.biographyonline.net/artists/pablo-picasso.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picasso http://lisawallerrogers.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/picassos-peace-dove/Continue reading A Prayer for World Peace with Picasso

Under-the-Sea Chalk and Glue Drawings

Under-the-Sea Chalk and Glue Drawings I discovered this lesson while browsing the internet. Thank you Deep Space Sparkle!! Let me know if you can think of a master-work connection. Beasts of the Sea by Matisse? This lesson is aimed at fourth grade students, but could be used for a fifth and sixth as well. For … Continue reading Under-the-Sea Chalk and Glue Drawings