Native American Art- Water Protector: A Monochromatic Art Project Bundle

Native American Art Lessons
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19 pages
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Native American Art Lessons


These art lessons were inspired by the book We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom (Anishinaabe/Metis) and illustrated by Michaela Goade (Tlingit, Haida). This book shares the importance of water to all beings. The author shares an Indigenous story and the foretelling of a “black snake” that will destroy the land. Read about the importance of water and reflect on what water means to you. Discuss water as a needed resource for all life on earth. Brainstorm what water means in our daily lives. Students will explore a monochromatic (one-color) palette for art making. This packet includes various art lessons to accommodate diverse abilities and age levels.

Materials for all lessons are easily accessible and common in most art rooms and homes!

  • blue, black and white: wax crayons, watercolor paints, acrylic paints, (gel pens and glitter glue optional)
  • watercolor paper
  • paint brushes
  • water containers
  • pencils
  • masking tape
  • tissue paper

Packet includes:

  • 4 Art lessons with images to guide project
  • 1 project rubric focusing on color: Monochromatic Art
  • Material list specific for each lesson
  • Links to author and illustrator web pages
  • National Core Standard checklist
Total Pages
19 pages
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