Art-making can be a quick experience. It doesn’t take a long time to experiment with oil pastel resist or apply paint to paper, but if you are creating a piece of art that builds on a technique or expands on an academic unit, lessons usually require an hour or so. This doesn’t help the teacher who h
This math-integrated art lesson is based on the Japanese design concept of Notan, which focuses on the contrast between light and dark. It is an excellent way to introduce positive and negative space and the concept of mirror-imaging. Some variations offer math connections.
Using only colored paper
Develop fine motor skills through art!
These five simple art lessons focus on fine motor skills. They isolate and then combine lines and shapes in activities that encourage creativity while providing concentrated practice with scissors and glue. The lessons also easily lend themselves to making co
Introduce your students to the first basic principle of design--expressive line--in the first of thirteen introductory lesson plans. You and your students will analyze various photographs from nature as well as paintings to discover what kind of mood or sensation each type of line implies. This full