Elementary and Middle School Lesson Plans: Arts
Links verified on 5/11/2021
Click here for more Arts Resources from our Elementary/Middle School Subject Area.
- A. Pintura - Art Detective - an online game about art history and art composition.
- ArtsEdge From the Kennedy Center - helps educators to teach in, through and about the Arts.
- Art History Resources on the Web -From prehistoric to 20th century, there are also links to non-European art and museums
- Artful Installations: 3D Constructions - 8th grade major art talent class, but it is easily adaptable to all age groups: students use problem-solving skills, communication, and a diversity of tasks to create a three-dimensional version of a two-dimensional painting.
- Blick Art Materials Lesson Plans - Search by grade level or by discipline.
- China CultureQuest - Lesson plan - learn about Chinese brush painting, calligraphy, and names then practice using the brush with tempera paint, as students draw and write Chinese words they find in their online research.
- Compare and Contrast - Select two works of art from a list of 26. Then click the "Begin Essay" button in the selection box that displays your selections to write your own short essay comparing the works of art. This is a display from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
- Drawing In One-Point Perspective - Step-by-step instructions for basic one-point
- How to Draw Tutorials
- How to Draw a Dog - Progressing from circles to the dog drawing
- How to Draw Faces - Basic methods to draw general anime faces.
- How to Draw a Hamster - Progressing from circles to the hamster drawing.
- How to Draw a Jumping Man - Progressing from circles to the jumping man drawing.
- How to Draw a Stretching Woman - Progressing from circles to the stretching woman drawing.
- How to Draw It - How to make stylized cartoon type drawings of lots of animals.
- How to Draw (for Kids) - These step-by-step drawing exercises are designed for children.
- Inside Art - An adventure in art history by Educational Web Adventures.
- Leonardo - Exploring Leonardo; his perspectives, his shorthand and more.
- Light Walk - A "light hearted" look at light, shadow, and images. Also, read how to make your own pinhole camera.
- Make a Town - A learning project to create a model town using free software (PC/Windows only)
- Perspective - A lesson in learning how to use perspective in your drawings and paintings to create the illusion of depth.
- Visual Art Lesson Plans - From Teachnology.