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Note: Grade levels are given as a guideline only. Many lessons are adaptable.

ART APPRECIATION K-8
Ward has a clever way of teaching students that everyone has a different opinion of art. [read more]

ART BOOK [MAKE AN] K-2
A complete set of portfolio assessment lessons from Maryanne Messier. [read more]
(Section: Art Book)

ARTISTS, ART APPRECIATION AND ART HISTORY all ages
Lessons that teach about art of the past and present. [read more]
(Section: Art History)

BE A CURATOR - HAVE AN ART SHOW all ages
An art curator is someone who works in a gallery or museum and is in charge of building art collections, researching art information, writing about art and placing artwork within gallery spaces. [read more]

BULLETIN BOARDS all ages
A growing list of ideas (many of them art themed) for you to use in your classroom. [read more]
(Section: Bulletin Boards)

COLOR THE SNOW all ages
Who needs a rainy day when you have a snowy day! Create you own winter wonderland with colorful buckets of snow. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
(Section: Painting)

CREATING THE MOOD OF CREATIVITY all ages
Whether you are an art-on-a-cart instructor or a classroom teacher, here are a few simple extras that will allow you to utilize your environment to the creative max! Submitted by: Nifodora Krumrie. [read more]

CREATIVE PRINCIPLES Gr. 6-8
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. [read more]
(Section: Drawing)

THE DIE SAYS THE COLOR, THE PICTURE SAYS WE CAN Gr. K-2
A wonderful cooperative art experience for younger students using a die or set of dice. From Raquel Cuperman. [read more]

EXPRESSION AND JOY Gr. 3-8
Using the technique of cutting paper, participants will be making positive and negative shapes that will be used to create a composition. From Anitra Redlefsen. [read more]

FRUIT COLOR WHEEL PreK-5
Children will create a fruit-themed colour wheel as a decorative reminder of colour-mixing. From Kasia Ciesla. [read more]
(Section: Painting)

HOW ARTISTS SEE K-8
Sponsored by Abbeville Press. The twelve-volume How Artists See series is a wonderful introduction for kids to the world of art and to the observation of their world. Each volume presents sixteen diverse works of art devoted to a subject familiar to every child through personal experience. Here you can view exerpts from each of the books written by Colleen Carroll. [read more]
(Section: Art History)

MAKE YOUR OWN SKETCHBOOK Gr. 6-8
Lori Rennekamp shows you how to create and assemble a sketchbook from assorted materials. [read more]

SKETCHBOOKS! MAKE YOUR OWN Gr. 3 and up
A great way to start the new year is to encourage your students to create a place for all of their clever creations. [read more]
(Section: Crafts)

TASTY COLOR MIXING PreK-2
A yummy color mixing lesson that teaches students about the magic of color. [read more]

TEXTURE AND THE WORLD AROUND YOU Gr. 6-8
The object of this art project from Judy Braddy, is for the students to see, touch, and understand how to draw, paint and produce textures on any art project. [read more]

THE PAINTING BALLERINA Gr. K-8
The author of a book shares some inspirational ideas with you and your kinderartists. [read more]

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Art Matters: Strategies, Ideas, and Activities to Strengthen Learning Across the Curriculum
by Eileen S. Prince
This collection of ideas and lesson plans will help classroom and homeschool teachers integrate art into their general curriculum. These inventive and effective methods use the visual arts to inspire creative writing and drama; explore math, music, science, and history; and cultivate critical thinking skills. Art instructors will learn strategies for incorporating other areas of study into the art classroom. Ranging from thought-provoking suggestions to concrete, hands-on lesson plans, these activities include an extensive resource list for classroom teachers without an art background.

Math Art : Projects and Activities
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Dozens of creative projects to explore math concepts and build essential skills.


Using Caldecotts Across the Curriculum
by Joan Novelli
Reading and Writing Mini-Lessons, Math and Science Spin-Offs, Unique Art Activities and More!