Art Lesson - Flowers Inspired by Georgia O'Keefe

Art Lesson - Flowers Inspired by Georgia O'Keefe
Art Lesson - Flowers Inspired by Georgia O'Keefe
Art Lesson - Flowers Inspired by Georgia O'Keefe
Art Lesson - Flowers Inspired by Georgia O'Keefe
Art Lesson - Flowers Inspired by Georgia O'Keefe
Art Lesson - Flowers Inspired by Georgia O'Keefe
Art Lesson - Flowers Inspired by Georgia O'Keefe
Art Lesson - Flowers Inspired by Georgia O'Keefe
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Art meets informational text with this science-integrated observation drawing activity. Students look at flower paintings, then draw and shade in large-scale flowers in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe.

Great for Mother’s Day, units on plants, and for celebrating Spring!

The lesson is introduced with an observation of several of O’Keeffe’s flower paintings with a focus on detail, radial symmetry, and shading. After discussing O’Keeffe’s work, students create their own surrealistic drawings.

Extend the activity by having students read about O’Keeffe and respond to informational text, and also by having them write about their art work.

O'Keeffe-inspired Flowers includes the following:

- a list of art concepts and skills addressed
- a list of materials needed
- targeted art and related vocabulary
- detailed steps for introducing the lesson
- directions for drawing the large-scale flowers
- directions for using pastels or watercolors for shading
- ideas for extending or varying the lesson
- ideas for looking at and discussing art
- suggestions for writing about art
- photographs of student work and lesson charts for reference

-Also included: Informational text reading/response printables:
• About Georgia O’Keeffe - informational text artist biography
• Thinking about Georgia O’Keeffe - a “draw and write” response worksheet

This comprehensive art lesson is designed to teach art appreciation, artist behavior, and art analysis, and to foster authentic art-making and art education.

National Core Visual Arts Standards are listed at the beginning of the lesson.

Because I teach in California, this 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.

Related art resources:
Still Life for Kids
Three Landscape Art Lessons
Abstract Art for Kids - Inspired by Chagall, Kandinsky, and Matisse
Artist Biographies for Kids Volume One and Volume Two

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
Language Arts Strategies with Art BUNDLE - learn Language Arts skills through art observation and discussion


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 and Share2Learn 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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