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Art Assignments For Elementary

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Art Lesson Plans, Drawing Lesson Plans, Painting Lesson Plans, Sculpture Lesson Plans


 

 

 

 

Drawing Lesson Plans

A MONSTER'S WORLD
Using texture, the student will create imaginary monsters. 

A UNIQUE DRAWING EXPERIENCE
Students (and teacher) will see how with just one set of directions, everyone in the classroom will come up with very unique works of abstract art.

BEAUTIFUL NUMBERS
This art activity focuses on the shape of numbers. A good tie-in to math for younger students.

BLIND CONTOUR DRAWING
Contour drawing is an excellent way to train the eye to draw what it really sees rather than what it thinks it sees.

CHALK AND GLUE
A great lesson submitted by Leon Ruder - Artist and Teacher, St. Ignance area schools, .

CHALK AND STRING DESIGNS
Create wonderful works of art using string and, well chalk of course.

CRAYON ETCHING
Younger students will enjoy exploring this activity while older students should be encouraged to investigate detailed images and patterns.

CRAYON RESIST
A paint and crayon lesson plan for all ages.

CREATIVE PRINCIPLES
A series of simple design exercises to further understand of the Principles of Design and how each can be developed within a structured composition. From Ruth Hand.

FILL A JAR
Making the ordinary - extraodinary.

GLUE FISH
A great lesson submitted by Karen Larmour - Teacher, , Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA

MIXED MEDIA DRAWING (& PAINTING)
A mixed media still life "happy accident" art lesson that is a great introduction to pen & ink, watercolor and pastels.

NAME ALIENS & MONSTERS
Fun, weird and creative. Who could ask for anything more? From Melisa McCurley.

SEE IF YOU CAN DRAW
Students will use their imagination and creativity by solving art problems in this art game. From Judy Walsh.

SHADOW PICTURES
An activity that teaches students about light, shade and shadow.

STAINED GLASS DESIGNS
Using white glue for lead and chalk pastel for glass, you can create wonderful stained glass designs.

SUNFLOWERS
Expressionistic sunflowers in oil, acrylic or pencil crayon.

WANDERING INK DRAWING
Students will learn to "go with the flow" as they allow their materials to take on a life of their own.

WET CHALK PAINTING
By dipping your chalk into wet paint, you can create wonderful works of chalk art that won't smudge like regular chalk.

WHAT'S OUTSIDE THE WINDOW?
A drawing lesson that gets the creative juices flowing.

Painting Lesson Plans

A BLOTTO FUN
The most fun you can have creatively, is when you make something by accident. This lesson will help you do just that  make a happy accident.

CREPE PAPER BLOTS
Making beautiful designs with wet paper.

CREATURE PAINTING
A wonderful activity that will bring out a child's imagination.

EMOTION PAINTING
Students will gain an understanding of how much of a role emotion plays in artmaking.

FISH BANNER
Animals that live underwater can provide parents and educators with an enormous amount of teaching inspiration.

FOIL ETCHING
Who knew you could make such wonderful art using aluminum foil and soap?

GRAFITTI
Students will explore line shape and colour as they work both individually and as an artistic unit. By: Catherine Bamess

HAPPY ACCIDENTS
Take it from us, mistakes can be beautiful.

MAGNIFICENT FLOWERS
Making wonderful flowers with Michele Rivera.

MIXED MEDIA PAINTING
A mixed media still life "happy accident" art lesson that is a great introduction to pen & ink, watercolor and pastels.

MONDRIAN STYLE PAINTING
Make a painting in the style of artist Piet Mondrian & try your hand at a "virtual painting" courtesy of Richie Bielak

PAINTED SHOES
Canadian artist Theodore Dragonieri paints, collages and reconstructs old shoes to represent great artists of the 20th century.

SEASHELL PAINTING
Seashells make wonderful palm-size canvases for seascape paintings.

SPIN ART
A great lesson on color, color mixing and abstract art from Judith Walsh.

SPONGE PAINTING
Finding fun with materials under the kitchen sink.

SPRAY PAINT MURAL
An outdoor, warm weather activity that teaches young children about colour mixing.

SUNFLOWERS
Expressionistic sunflowers in oil, acrylic or pencil crayon.

TISSUE PAPER PAINTINGS
The illusion of paint using paper, glue and imagination

WATERCOLOR RAINBOWS
A wonderful "welcome spring" lesson submitted by Gena Becerra - ,

VAN GOGH'S PAINTING STYLE
A great painting and art history lesson submitted by H. Bachman, an art educator from ,

VIEWFINDER PAINTING
Students will learn to look at the different ways of laying out a painting.

WINTER RESISTS
Crayon resist is a technique that usually combines crayons and dark paint or ink. Snow scenes can be created using white tempera instead of black.

Sculpture Lesson Plans

CLAY HEADS
Creating sculptural works with clay.

FABRIC ASSEMBLAGE
What to do with scraps of burlap & canvas.

GARGOYLES AND GROTESQUES
 Create your own gargoyle using self hardening clay. From: Joann Trimarco.

HAVE IT YOUR WAY SANDWICH COLLAGE
 Learning about collage from Deb Barone of ,

KITES
 Have your students use different art techniques in one fun art project, from Jennifer Nilsson.

MARACAS & SHAKERS
 Maracas were originally made from the dried shells of gourds with beads or beans inside.

MEDIA COLLAGE
 Take a close look at print advertising and product packaging.

MORE MARACAS
 Lillian Foxx's maraca making lesson results in the pleasure of discovery and accomplishment.

PAINTED SHOES
Canadian artist Theodore Dragonieri paints, collages and reconstructs old shoes to represent great artists of the 20th century.

PAPERCLAY® FISH ORNAMENTS
 Creating relief sculpture with an undersea theme. From the Creative PaperClay® Company.

PEBBLE PICTURES
Add another dimension to paintings using pebbles found at the beach.

PLASTER AND WIRE MOBILE/SCULPTURE
 A project in Problem Solving, Balance and Creativity by Anitra Redlefsen

PLASTER FACE MASK
 Making masks with Anitra Redlefsen

PUMPKIN SEED MOSAIC
Mosaics are made of tiny colored pieces of stone, pottery, glass or other materials, arranged together and set in plaster or cement to make patterns and images.

RAINSTICKS
 Legend has it that the Chilean Indians invented the rainstick to make rainy weather.

RELIEF FOIL SCULPTURE
A shining example of what you can do with aluminum foil. From Kimberly Hutts.

ROCK AND WIRE MOBILE
 A Project in Problem Solving, Balance and Creativity. A Life Lesson by Anitra Redlefsen

STAINED GLASS PAPER SCREEN
Observing the shapes and lines that make up a stained glass window.

MASKS
an easy way for your students to make false faces.

COFFEE CAN DRUM
drums are an important part life and ceremony in many cultures.

PAPIER MACHE MASKS - MASKMANIA
artistically, masks are among the most remarkable objects created by traditional civilizations.

     Africa

DRUM
make a dumbek or conga drum with materials from your garden shed.

     Mexico

YARN PAINTING (OFRENDAS)
the Huichol Indians of Mexico are known for their yarn paintings, otherwise known as Ofrendas.

PAPER BAG OR FABRIC PONCHO
perfect for a cinco de mayo festival.

     North America

NORVAL MORRISSEAU - OJIBWA PAINTER
a medicine man or shaman, Morrisseau developed a style which has since evolved and been used by many Native artists.

MINI TOTEMS
totem poles are tall, carved posts that were created by important men among certain tribes of and

SAND PAINTING
Navajo Indians created sand paintings as a way of chasing away evil spirits.

INUIT CARVING
A wonderful 3-dimensional art lesson plan (in clay) from Pat Higgins.

Drawing: Emotion Commotion

Drawing: Modern Mona

Lines and Patterns: Body Tracing

Computer/Video Game Illustration

Cut Paper Dragons!

Matisse Face Masterpiece

A Painting from the Twilight Zone

Internet Exchange Lesson

Drawing: Table Murals

Space Shuttles in Space

Internet Exchange Lessons 2-4

Tie Snakes Soft Sculpture

Drawing: City Scapes

Name Insects

A Lesson in Symmetry

Y Tree drawing

Warm Colors vs Cool colors

Line and Pattern Study

Inexpensive Printmaking

Word Kaleidoscope

Pitchy Patch Puppet

Scratch Art

Careers: Student Teaching

Box Sculpture

Painting on Foil

Easy Dioramas

Watercolor Technique Butterflies

Painting Made Easy!

Clay Tile Lesson Plan

Matisse- Drawing, Paper Collage and Painting

Art Of The Masters

Using an Old Brush in a New Way

Puzzle Art Design

Name Aliens

Printmaking: Circles Galore!

Camouflage Collage

Tissue Collage Vase

Rainy Day Watercolor

Self - Portrait

Figure Drawing

Multi-Color Leaf Prints

Tear Bears

Painting: Using Tone

Native American Sand Painting

Miniature Portraits

Picasso's Three Musicians

Making Picasso Faces

Claude Monet's Pizza Day

Painting: Tempera Batik

Mona-Lisa Monochromatic Painting

Sandpainting with Cereal

Hot or Cold Perspective

Warm/Cool Leaves - Stencil Printing

Sloppy Secondary Colors - Shaving Cream Fun!

Cool School Tools- Drawing and Design

Painting: Seaweed Art

Half Wire Screen Mask - 
Mardi Gras Theme

Tempera Batik

Critters & Complementary Colours

Starry Night

Illusions of Depth

Dress-up to the Olde Masters

Egyptian Profile Portraits (2)

Aboriginal Bark Paintings (5)

Sketchbook Ideas (K-8)

Faith Ringgold and Tar Beach (3)

Grid Name Drawings (4-5)

Easy Printmaking in the Classroom (all levels)

Crayon Resist Fall Leaves (K-1) 

Crayon Resist Bugs

Dr. Seuss' Tints and Shades

Art Criticism for Elementary

Art Criticism

Ceramic Leaf Bowls

Ceramic Effigy

Dream House Drawing

Mondrian Painting

Plaid Puppies/Cats

Eric Carle Collage

Van Gogh Cypresses

Mixed Breed Drawing

Funny Face Portraits 




























36 Elementary Art Lessons for Kids – one for every week of the school year! Perfect for homeschool families, teachers, scout leaders, and parents! 

Art is my favorite part of our homeschool week, so to prepare for the upcoming school year, I put together this list of 36 art lessons for kids – one for each week of the school year. These fun and creative art activities are geared for elementary aged children and are adaptable for students in grades K-6. Many of these kids art project ideas are inspired by famous artists throughout history, and all of them are sure to be a ton of educational fun!

Most of these kids art projects require only basic supplies such as tempera paint, watercolors, paint brushes, construction paper, glue, oil pastels, and clay. They’re perfect for a single student or an entire classroom full of kids!

 

36 Art Lessons for Kids

 

Wassily Kandinsky Art Lesson + Circle Collage

Jackson Pollock Art Lesson & Activity

Alien Name Creatures

Piet Mondrian Art Lesson + Activity

Styrofoam Printing

Pointillism Art for Kids

Collaborative Watercolor Painting

Winter Cardinal Art Lesson

Wayne Thiebaud-Inspired Cupcakes

Clay Flower Bouquets

Watercolor Jellyfish Resist

DIY Stained Glass Mosaic

Cave Painting Art

Cut Paper Art

Tint/Shade Ice Cream Cones

Radial Paper Relief Sculpture

One-Point Perspective Art Lesson

Watercolor Dream Catcher Art

Mexican Cacti Art

Wycinanki Polish Folk Art for Kids

Cardboard Circle Weaving

City Skyline & Reflection Printmaking

Monet’s Pond Art Lesson

Mary Cassatt-Inspired Self Portraits

Calder-Inspired Paper Sculptures

Rain & Rainbow Watercolor Resist

Fluid Art

Clay Leaves

Matisse Cut Outs

Life-Sized Keith Haring Art

Gelatin Leaf Prints

Optical Illusion Art

Sumi-e Brushstroke Mini Books

Quilt & Tile-Inspired Art

Acrylic Paint Sun Prints

Georgia O’Keefe Flowers

These fun art projects for kids are sure to bring a ton of creative joy to your home or school room!

If you like these kids art projects, don’t forget to pin them!

 

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