High School Painting Curriculum: Art Lessons Plans, Activities, Projects, Units

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Look Between the Lines
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8th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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This art curriculum is everything you need to teach a high school art Painting I or Painting II semester long course. This curriculum was designed to build on the projects I teach in my Painting I class, but can easily work as a Painting I class, and includes lesson plans, projects, worksheets, activities, and more.

In this course students complete nine projects and learn about printmaking, acrylic, watercolor, and oil (which can be taught as an acrylic project as well). A range of techniques are covered from wet on wet to palette knife painting and still life studies to portraiture.

All in all the following projects are included in this curriculum:
Click the links for more information on the projects or to purchase them individually.

➢Yearlong timeline

➢First day of class information (including syllabus, about to know you worksheet)

Coptic sketchbook project

Visual Journal

Gelli printmaking lesson

Still life watercolor project

Abstract and realistic study watercolor

Color scheme object study

Memory project portrait

Self portrait painting

Palette knife landscape painting

➢Final project

Every project pack comes with a lesson plan, PowerPoint, handouts, rubric, and many also include demo videos artist research assignments, critiques, and more.

Save time and money by purchasing these lessons as a curriculum bundle. You won't have to plan a single day of your school year!

Interested in other painting projects? Check out my advanced level painting projects here and my yearlong advanced classhere.

I also have an AP Art bundle fully updated to reflect sustained investigation and selected works. Check it out here.

Check out my other products here.

Total Pages
500 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Semester
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