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 →

A filler – for the art lesson that wasn’t long enough for a few students…

Some kids are done... What do I do?...  I need a quick sub plan... I'm sick as a dog today... Here's an idea. Inspired by this Flickr find. Here is a great site for grid paper.  Who knew this was even out there?  How cool!  (click here) A couple of suggestions about presenting this lesson. make... Continue Reading →

Apple Crate to Monet Masterpiece

Monet Lily Ponds FINALLY, a use for the apple crates I gathered from the grocery! These have been stashed on the top shelf in the art room for a year!!! YAY!! I love Claude Monet.  I love teaching students about him and his art work.  I came up with the idea to paint a Monet... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Pop Art Food – Clay Cupcakes

Clay Cupcake Lesson Claes Oldenburg, Pop Art, Sculpture Artist Bio and Installations Pop Art is big and colorful.  First, students make the bottom of the cupcake. It may be useful to use silicone cupcake liners that are re-usable. They make a pinch pot and then press it into the mold. Turn it upside down to peel the... Continue Reading →

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 →

Art Lesson Guidelines

If you submit a lesson, please include the following: Project Title Artist, Artwork, Style/Era, Medium, Focus Grade Level Project Description Pictures or Samples Number of helpers needed, How much time (# of days) needed Step by Step Project Instructions Materials needed for _____ students Links to Artist biography, history of time period, history & description... Continue Reading →

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 →

Printmaking – Hokusai to Warhol

Wood block and Lino-cut Printmaking Relief Printing Thank you  Messrs Hokusai and Warhol! Objectives: Create a print using multiple blocks Utilize the elements and principles of design in creating a strong design. Demonstrate skill in carving the block and registration of colors. Show appreciation and awareness of the work of Andy Warhol Prepare your students to... Continue Reading →

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