Lesson Plans by Grade Level

 

Grade Lesson Description Featured Artists
Kindergarten
 
 
 
Eric Carle/Collage
An artist study
Eric Carle
Jackson Pollock
An artist study
Jackson Pollock
Street Art
(Activity)
Visual art created in public locations
 
Lines
The arrangement of basic lines and shapes.  What you can create simply by using a line.
Mondrian, Miro, and Klee
First
Portraits
A piece of art that shows what people look like, and also provides clues about their lives. 
Renoir, Sargent, Picasso
Norman Rockwell
Art as an occupation: Artists who are commissioned and paid to make art for commercial use (magazines, books, etc.).
Rockwell
Lines/Shapes The arrangement of basic lines and shapes. The idea of “taking your line for a walk” to see what you can create simply using a line. Kandinsky, Mondrian
CCC: Mexico A look at art from the culture presented through this grade’s CCC curriculum. The assigned Art Appreciation project will be used in conjunction with the CCC festival as decoration or prop to further understanding of this culture.
Second
Near/Far
How various artists use visual relationships in a painting to show distance and space between various elements.
Wyeth, Hockney
Keith Haring
A look at the life and contemporary work of Keith Haring
Haring
Seurat/Monet
A look at the life and artwork of George Seurat (pointillism). A look at the life and artwork of Claude Monet. Compare and contrast styles.
Seurat, Monet
CCC: Ellis Island
A look at art from the culture presented through this grade’s CCC curriculum. The assigned Art Appreciation project will be used in conjunction with the CCC festival as decoration or prop to further understanding of this culture.
Bartholdi (Statue of Liberty)
Third
Still Life and Light: How Green is Your Apple?
Dramatic examples of how light is used to create effect, mood and time of day and an artist’s arrangement of inanimate objects.
Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso
Cassatt
A look at the life and artwork of Mary Cassatt.
Cassatt
Chagall
A look at the life and artwork of Marc Chagall.
Chagall
CCC: Cultural Fair
Paper Lanterns Lesson
A look at art, logos, pictograms that are used in these different countries/cultures presented through this grade’s CCC curriculum. The assigned Art Appreciation project will be used in conjunction with the CCC festival as decoration.
Bingham, Currier and Ives, Wood
Fourth
O’Keefe
A look at the life and artwork of Georgia O’Keefe.
O’Keefe
Landscape/Seascapes
Art that depicts natural scenery as an artist’s primary focus and where people and objects are secondary. Images of the ever-changing sea, and the people who work on or near water.
Cezanne, Constable, Homer, Vickery
Stained Glass
How artists use glass to create art.
Chagall, Tiffany, Wright
CCC: Extreme Weather
A look at art that expresses extreme weather situations presented through this grade’s CCC curriculum. The assigned Art Appreciation project will be used in conjunction with the CCC festival as decoration or prop to further understanding of this culture.
Fifth
Da Vinci and the Human Figure   
A look at the life and artwork of Leonardo Da Vinci.
Da Vinci
MC Escher
A look at M.C. Escher’s artwork. A master illusionist who incorporated math, science, and imagination into his art.
Escher
Van Gogh/Gauguin
An overview of two artists’ work and friendship while in Arles, France.
Van Gogh, Gauguin
CCC: Williamsburg  
A look at art from the culture presented through this grade’s CCC curriculum. The assigned Art Appreciation project will be used in conjunction with the CCC festival as decoration or prop to further understanding of this culture.
Creating shadow portraits.
Sixth
Surrealism 
A look into how artists interpret their visions and dreams into their paintings, often arranging unrelated or unexpected objects together. 
Blume, Dali, Magritte 
Pop Art 
A style derived from commercial art forms (e.g. advertising) and characterized by larger than life replicas of items from popular culture. 
Rauschenberg, Warhol 
Cubism (PowerPoint)
The use of abstract, fragmented shapes to depict several views of the same subject simultaneously, emphasizing the basic geometry or structure of a subject. 
Braque, Picasso 
CCC: Silk Road (YouTube Video)
A look at art from the culture presented through this grade’s CCC curriculum. The assigned Art Appreciation project will be used in conjunction with the CCC festival as decoration or prop to further understanding of this culture. 
Rug designs on burlap