This is a complete art history lesson, art critique worksheet and lesson plan on the realistic, dramatic art by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. The printable art critique worksheet allows students to examine two of Vermeer's most well-known paintings and answer questions using the 4 step art critique method. (describe, analyze, interpret, judge) The lesson plan gives full instructions for a still life drawing lesson using value and color to achieve the highlights and shadows, plus dramatic color much like the style of Vermeer. Also included is an art history info sheet that can be printed for a class discussion and read-through or used for a brief history talk on Vermeer's life and work. I have done this lesson with my 8th and 9th grade students, but it could be successful for any age.