This is a powerpoint that shows how different artists use maps in their art. It includes a large number of examples of professional artists and illustrators who use maps in their art to tell stories, history, and are interesting works of art. It introduces a project for students to create their own map art. There are a total of 23 slides. It is heavy on visual samples, and includes a lot of links to the artists' work to show students even more examples.
There is a handout available for purchase as well that goes with this powerpoint.