Celebrate March and St. Patrick’s Day with these three art lessons that introduce St. Patrick’s Day symbols and colors. Students draw and paint green landscapes, build 3D green paper sculptures, and create patterned shamrock designs. These lessons focus on the art elements line, shape, and pattern…. and the color green.
Each of these lessons is easily differentiated for students with varying needs. They are geared primarily toward lower grades, but can be adapted for some older students.
Each lesson in this bundle is also available individually.
Lessons included are:
-- begins with an observation and discussion of landscape elements. Includes two pages of tips, Vincent van Gogh biography and an art reflection worksheet.
Green Paper Sculptures
-- give students an opportunity to experiment with construction paper to create a fanciful 3D sculpture. Includes ideas for making 3D paper elements, two art reflection worksheets, and a worksheet for comparing leprechauns with humans.
Patterns and Shamrocks
-- include tracing, cutting, and creating shapes through overlapping; it also requires students to create, extend, compare, and describe patterns. Includes easy directions for drawing a shamrock, an art reflection worksheet, and a worksheet for comparing leprechauns with one’s self.
Each lesson includes the following:
- National Core Visual Arts Standards information
- a list of art concepts and skills addressed
- a list of materials needed
- targeted art vocabulary and related vocabulary
- suggestions for the use of related art works or suggestions for related read-alouds
- detailed steps for introducing the lesson
- step-by-step directions for the art activity
- ideas for extending or varying the lessons
- directions and suggestions for looking at and discussing art
- writing extension suggestions
- photographs of student work for reference
• tips for looking at and drawing landscapes
• Vincent van Gogh biography with worksheet
• ideas for making 3D paper elements
• directions for drawing a shamrock using a heart template
• four art reflection worksheets
• two worksheets for comparing leprechauns with humans
These comprehensive lessons are designed to teach art appreciation, art technique, and art analysis; and to foster authentic art-making and art education.
National Core Visual Arts Standards are listed at the beginning of each lesson.
This resource also includes a description of the National Core Visual Arts Anchor Standards and an overview of ways Art education supports other areas of the curriculum.
Because I teach in California, each lesson also includes a list of the California Visual Arts Standards addressed for suggested grade levels. Please note that listed grade levels are suggestions only; any of these lessons can be simplified or made more complex to work for any elementary grade.
Similar versions of each of these lessons are included in these bundles:
Art With Hearts
includes Patterns and Hearts, similar to Patterns and Shamrocks.
Art in 3D: Introduction to Sculpture
includes Linear Paper Sculptures, similar to Green Paper Sculptures.
Three Landscape Art Lessons
includes similar teacher resources.
More Art lessons and Art-integrated resources:
Art Task Cards
- self-directed Art activities for early finishers or Art centers
Integrating Art Across the Curriculum Sampler Bundle
- five integrated Art lessons
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I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have a Multiple Subjects credential, a Single Subject credential for Art and English, LDS/ESL certification, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Mathematics focus, and Montessori certification. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids
lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.
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