Lesson Plans

Balloons & Kites

Balloons & Kites Process Fold the white paper gently in half and open the crease line. The top half will be your sky and the bottom half will be a field of grass with wild flowers. TOP HALF:  color with a …

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Abstract Fish

Abstract Fish Correlation National Standard I – Art Links to Broader Goals Using structures and function Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines.   Objectives National Standard III – Content & Teaching of Art Artists draw best when they are …

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Fantasy Sandwich

Fantasy Sandwich Correlation National Standard I – Art Links to Broader Goals Compare and contrast symbolic artwork by a contemporary artist with Native American totems. Identify symbols used by Native Americans. Objectives National Standard III – Content & Teaching of …

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The Rain Forest

The Rain Forest Correlation National Standard I – Art Links to Broader Goals Students will understand that primitive art is the work of self-taught artists and is characterized by innocence and simplicity. Objectives National Standard III – Content & Teaching …

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Torn Paper Portrait Scenes

Torn Paper Portrait Scences Correlation This project correlates nicely with classroom autobiographical writing units.  The resulting masterpieces make fabulous journal and portfolio covers or family gifts. Teacher Input Talk with the children about games, sports or hobbies that they like or …

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Tropical Paradise

Tropical Paradise Process Teacher Input Provide examples of project and photographs of tropical scenes Discuss colors in tropical scenes – warm and cool colors, variety of vibrant colors and the variations in the shades of green Discuss the three parts …

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Under the Sea

Under the Sea Process View and discuss the different types of sea life.  Look at pictures and examine the different ways fish use colors (camouflage, attractions, etc.). Create the background for your sea picture.  First, lightly pencil sketch the ocean …

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Insect Selfie

Insect Selfie Process Introduction Look at the visual references.  Discuss various body parts of different insects. Guided Practice Students are asked to consider the placement of the head and encouraged to draw big! For example, I ask them if they …

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Proud as a Peacock

Proud as a Peacock Observation/Knowledge Students will observe photographs of peacocks and their feathers Students will find examples of lines & shapes in nature Students observe colors of a peacock Comprehension/Application Students demonstrate their knowledge of line & shape while …

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Eric Carle’s Cats

Eric Carle’s Cats Process Setup Setup 4 stations with supplies ahead of time STATION 1 – Tempera Paint, Paint Brushes, White Art Paper Create patterns using different sized paint brushes and different colors of paint.  Fill the entire sheet of …

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