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Lesson Plans: High School Arts

High School Lesson Plans: Arts

Links verified on 5/11/2021

Click here for more Arts Resources from our High School Subject Area.

  1. A. Pintura - Art Detective - an online game about art history and art composition.
  2. ArtsEdge From the Kennedy Center - helps educators to teach in, through and about the Arts.
  3. 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.
  4. Blick Art Materials Lesson Plans - Search by grade level or by discipline.
  5. Chasing Vermeer: A DaVinci Code for Children - Observe and explore famous paintings by Vermeer. They will do online research about the history of this artist and his paintings, noting the particular use of his light, shadow and interior settings.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Drawing In One-Point Perspective - Step-by-step instructions for basic one-point
  9. How to Draw Tutorials
    1. How to Draw a Dog - Progressing from circles to the dog drawing
    2. How to Draw Ears - Step by step directions.
    3. How to Draw Eyes - Step by step directions. .
    4. How to Draw Faces - Basic methods to draw general anime faces.
    5. How to Draw Hands - Basics of drawing a hand
    6. How to Draw a Hamster - Progressing from circles to the hamster drawing.
    7. How to Draw a Jumping Man - Progressing from circles to the jumping man drawing.
    8. How to Draw a Stretching Woman - Progressing from circles to the stretching woman drawing.
    9. How to Draw It - How to make stylized cartoon type drawings of lots of animals.
    10. How to Draw (for Kids) - These step-by-step drawing exercises are designed for children.
  10. Favorite Art Lessons from the incredible Art Department -This site lists lessons from Early Childhood to Undergraduate. Wow! They even have lesson suggestions for days when you will have a substitute. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  11. Inside Art - An adventure in art history by Educational Web Adventures.
  12. Art Lesson Plans - Resource posted by the Los Angeles County Office of Education TEAMS Distance Learning Project for Art Lesson Plans and Art Projects.
  13. KinderArt - Art education for kids of all ages.
  14. Leonardo - Exploring Leonardo; his perspectives, his shorthand and more.
  15. Light Walk - A "light hearted" look at light, shadow, and images. Also, read how to make your own pinhole camera.
  16. Make a Town - A learning project to create a model town using free software (PC/Windows only)
  17. Perspective - A lesson in learning how to use perspective in your drawings and paintings to create the illusion of depth.
  18. Picasso - The works of Pablo Picasso are presented at the OnLine Picasso Project (7,044 catalogued works). [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  19. Visual Art Lesson Plans - From Teachnology.



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