This is by far my most popular Roll & Draw activity!
Teachers love using this activity as a follow-up to their introduction to Picasso as a way try making an abstract face.
Students are fascinated by all the different combinations of faces that are possible.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is widel
After teaching students about the elements of art, make the elements come alive by creating some Op Art! Students will use color theory and lines to create 5 fun illusions. The step-by-step instructions will help students work independently. Just print and go…
What you get:
This game is played individually with a dice. The students roll the dice and draw the appropriate part to create portraits in the style of Pablo Picasso. After rolling the dice 4 times your students will have completed a portrait in the style of a Master Artist. After completing one, the students can
Use this roll and draw sheet, for a fun and engaging way to introduce students to the artist Joan Miro. Students will create a surrealistic skyscape in the style of Joan Miro.
• Roll the dice and pick a large shape to add to your paper. Draw it BIG.
• Add 3 horizontal a
Wassily Kandinsky Art History Game: Get your students excited about learning art history by creating an abstract Wassily Kandinsky painting. Fill up your art sub plan folder with no-prep, fuss-free art projects that are easy to implement for substitu
Renaissance - A fun and creative way to review a famous Renaissance painting. Students are asked to recreate the famous "Mona Lisa" by da Vinci from a more modern perspective.
Students love this assignment and it's a nice, creative and fun project for a Renaissance Unit in Social Studies or Art c
Henri Matisse Art History Game: Get your students excited about learning art history by creating a Henri Matisse collage. Fill up your art sub plan folder with no-prep, fuss-free art projects that are easy to implement for substitute teachers. Great
Modern Masters introduces children to the wonderful world of Van Gogh, Cézanne, Chagall and Matisse. Using famous paintings to understand the artist's styles, children reproduce their own paintings. These lessons are classic examples of how mixing art history with simple techniques can create the mo
Pablo Picasso Art History Game: Get your students excited about learning art history and Cubism by creating a Pablo Picasso portrait. Fill up your art sub plan folder with no-prep, fuss-free art projects that are easy to implement fo
Monet: Reflections & Symmetry using Monet's "magic solution." Students love the work of Claude Monet. Use my step-by-step instructions and my step-by-step demonstration video to learn how you can teach your students about reflections using Monet's "Magic Solution". I have also included a pdf slid
This slideshow helps elementary students quickly learn about famous landmarks, food, artists, and the culture of Mexico. You can use this slideshow at the beginning of a unit on Mexico. You can also print it out and use it as a book for student research.
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Wayne Thiebaud Art History Game: Get your students excited about learning art history by creating a Wayne Thiebaud artwork. Fill up your art sub plan folder with no-prep, fuss-free art projects that are easy to implement for substitute teachers. Grea
This is a BONUS lesson add-on to my top-selling 140-page
*Art History For Little Ones* Unit.
*If you've already purchased that unit, consider this to be Lesson 11!
If you purchased it a while ago, check for notifications of recent updates - I've added two bonus lessons and updated with more pictur
This project helps you discover two different paintings by Vincent Van Gogh: ''Starry Night'' and ''Sunflowers''.
Using these two paintings as inspiration, you will create your own unique painting, working in the same manner as the impressionist artists.
Welcome the spring with this 'sunny' projec
Inspired by the book The Great Wave: A Children's Book Inspired by Hokusai by Véronique Massenot and Bruno Pilorget and the painting The Great Wave off Kanazawa by Katsushika Hokusai, my fourth grade kids created the most beautiful paintings.
Many of the art projects I introduce to my older students
Romero Britto. This lesson was published in Arts and Activities Magazine in January 2012.
This lesson is good for grades 5 and above.
Every wonder why art teachers only teach about dead artists when there are so many great, living artists to teach about? Well, I wondered that when I saw the work o
This is Set 2 of Art History for Elementary students!
30 Art Lessons - 200 pages - 150+ photos - Step by step instructions
This big bundle of simple and engaging art lessons that complements my best selling Art History 1 collection. This time we focus on more modern artists and enjoy over 30 amazin
12 complete Art lessons featuring 10 great artists in a 41-page PDF ebook. *An art history lesson and background information about each featured artist * Supply Lists * Full-color photos of actual student work * Detailed step-by-step photo directions.
Wassily Kandinsky Concentric
This lesson is a PDF presentation that demonstrates step-by-step project directions for teachers and students on how to create a one-point perspective drawing of a park-inspired, tree-lined path.
Slides in this lesson include:
* Materials list
* Essential questions - "How do artists cr
This slideshow helps elementary students quickly learn about famous places, food, art, and the culture of Australia. You can use this slideshow at the beginning of a unit on Australia. You can also print it out and use it as a book for student research.
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As an Elementary teacher for many years, I've found that you can never have too many art ideas...especially at the 4th, and 5th grade level. This PowerPoint presentation shows 50 new, tried and true art lessons that I've used over the years. You'll find everything from drawing and painting, to printm
This printable includes everything a student will need to create a fun 3-D cube model of the elements of art! In this activity, students will illustrate 6 sides of a cube with examples of the elements of art. They will create a design for the following elements: line, form/shape, color, value, textur
The ancient Egyptians wrote in beautiful hieroglyphs on papyrus, in tombs, and on temple walls. To teach students about hieroglyphs from Egypt, use this printable phonetic hieroglyphic alphabet. Simply print and hang in your classroom for students to view and utilize. This would make a quick bulletin
This slideshow helps elementary students quickly learn about famous landmarks, food, art, and the culture of Germany. You can use this slideshow at the beginning of a unit on Germany. You can also print it out and use it as a book for student research.
This NEWLY UPDATED slideshow also has 4 questi
Your students can create beautiful toucan works of art using this Henri Rousseau Power Point. The Power Point has everything you need. It is scripted with step by step instructions and lots of examples. Download and GO!
Classroom tested for grades five through eight.
This Henri Rousseau Power Point
Journey through art history with 62 beautiful cards, color-coded by art movement. Every card comes with information about the artist, time period, art work, and interesting fact on the reverse side. A bonus game, Art Movement Scramble is also included! See more about this great resource at my blog: a
Do you teach all grade levels in elementary school?
Perhaps you are a new art teacher looking for great starter lessons or a supplement to an existing curriculum?
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This discounted Starter Package is designed to get your art program
Who doesn't like superheroes? Students love them!
A theme that boys love, and girls can also enjoy.
This project is a great occasion to work on how to draw characters, while discovering an incredible artist: Roy Lichenstein, through the Pop Art movement.
-Grade 3 and up. Also great for Junio
This fantastic, interactive project has students analyzing some of the most famous art and artists of the Renaissance by rotating around the room with a "reporter's notebook". Students then use their notes to create newspapers detailing the art and artists as if the art show was taking place at your
This 107 slide presentation includes 116 images and explanations of all that perspective drawing has to offer. There are numerous real-world examples as well as plenty of finished student drawings. If you're looking for a GREAT way to introduce perspective drawing (especially 1, 2, and 3 point pers
This worksheet is designed as a short exercise in drawing human figures in the style of the Ancient Egyptians. The Ancient Egyptians used a 'canon of proportions' which dictated how the figure would be drawn. Students draw a 'modern' representation of an Egyptian figure, using the sample and grid t
The Lesson Lady presents Chinese New Year Lantern Festival Watercolor Lesson! Help your students celebrate and learn about Chinese New Year while they use watercolors to create this fun lantern!
This Chinese lantern lesson takes about 4-6 one hour periods and is a 14 page packet filled with useful
This Power-point presentation includes 83 slides and even more images of all things Haring. From his early years drawing in the New York subways, and his monumental murals, to the whimsical offerings at his “Pop Shop”, this presentation includes a bio, and much of his signature work. After learning
Art Posters for your elementary classroom.
Get students excited about art by displaying these Famous Artists Posters in your classroom. Each printable 8 x 10 poster has the artist's name, a cartoon drawing of the artist and an example of their work. Super easy! Just print and GO!
These beautiful art discussion signs are perfect for your next art history lesson OR classroom art critique. These questions are mostly the same as the ones in the Art Discussion Cards pdf (with a few extras), BUT they are each on an individual 8.5" x 11" sized sign. See the Art Discussion Cards he
Navajo Art History Game: Get your students excited about learning Native American art history by creating a Navajo inspired painting using symbols. Fill up your art sub plan folder with no-prep, fuss-free art projects that are easy to implement for s
This PDF file is an easy-to-use lesson presentation that demonstrates how to create an Impressionist-style Poppy painting using a contrast of warm and cool colors.
The presentation contains the following slides:
step-by-step directions with photo visuals
Essential Question slides
This lesson introduces students to the Spanish artist, Joan Miro and his whimsical, abstract paintings. After viewing a colorful and informative PowerPoint presentation students will be given the opportunity to use what they have learned to create their own Miro inspired shape "people!"
You will receive a lesson including two versions of plans; one for older students, and one for younger students. The plans include instructions for a classroom friendly printmaking technique, black-line masters, and a script of Andy Warhol information to share with students. You will also receive a
This Presentation includes 145 slides and close to 400 images which teach you and your students everything you need to know to create amazing looking tessellations. I started this presentation years ago when I taught 1st through 5th graders how to create tessellations. I’ve since added more ambitio
Keith Haring Art History Game: Get your students excited about learning art history by creating a Keith Haring inspired artwork. Fill up your art sub plan folder with no-prep, fuss-free art projects that are easy to implement for substitute teachers.
THERE ARE 82 SIGNS in this package. This is a colorful, thought-provoking set of signs about what artists do, what artists make, how they impact the world and what behaviors they have.
The grade level I teach is K-6, so these signs are geared for students in this age range. Middle schoolers can l
Create a painting in the manner of Norval Morisseau. You will need ace-tate paper, permanent felt marker and acrylic paints. It is interesting to use this activity with Social Studies courses.
A nice way to initiate your students to Native American Art with a spe-cial technique: painting on acetate
☆☆☆☆ Engage your students with a fun and creative lesson about daily routine! ☆☆☆☆
This is a complete set for an in-depth study of the two paintings by Norman Rockwell A Day in the Life of a Boy and A Day in the Life of a Girl to go along with
This 140 slide Power-point presentation covers all aspects of how to successfully draw a self-portrait. This presentation was made for use at the high school and middle school levels, but can certainly be used in upper elementary and even the University level with simple modifications in your lectur
This pack from the Art Curator for Kids includes 20 ready-to-use worksheets for use with individual works of art. The worksheets in this document are designed to work with lots of different types of artworks, so you can just pick an artwork, print a worksheet, and start the activity. Each has instruc
This is a great slideshow to show elementary students at the beginning of a unit on Greek culture or Ancient Greece. It puts the country in perspective for K-5 students and gives them an overview on some of the highlights of Greece. This download comes with the slideshow in BOTH a PowerPoint and PDF
This set of 30 cards contains questions that can used for art critiques (peer to peer critique or self-reflection) or discussions about famous artworks.
Questions such as "What sounds would you hear if you were in this picture?" and "What do you think the artist was trying to say?" will have stude
Tessellation: M.C Escher Tessellation how-to video/video tutorial, this video is about 4 minutes long and breaks down exactly how to create a tessellation shape from a 3” x 3” square. The video is designed to be used in the classroom when teaching tessellation. Instead of demonstrating to your studen
"Ancient Egypt: Pyramids, Treasure, Mummies, and More!" is an exciting slideshow to engage elementary or middle school students at the beginning of a unit on Ancient Egyptian art, culture, hieroglyphics, etc.
This PDF includes:
a map of where Egypt is located
Pyramids of Giza