Artists' Choice is essential

Our lessons approach artists with 3 essential needs: INSIGHTS for the Mind; TECHNIQUE for the Hand; EXPRESSION (Choice) for the Heart. The problems with artists' choice is the same as the tv. A remote and 500 channels leads to channel surfing rather than watching. This week's Foundations lessons are designed to help artists cope with choice, and quickly move into executing their artwork.

Lessons > Grades 1 & 2

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Sample KidsART Lesson

MONTH • WEEK • This is a real lesson that you can use for free to check out the Art Instructor. Students learn how the concept of harmony applies to visual art just like music. A flower is drawn from reference and painted as a spectrum in watercolor for color-wheel flowers. The arrangement of the colors is used to show harmony, along with some games of harmony color designs.

Lessons > Grades 3 - 5

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Sample Foundations Lesson

MONTH • WEEK • This is a real lesson that you can use for free to check out the Art Instructor. Students will learn how to push their ideas and think creatively. Several exercises are used, along with dialog, to understand how to get outside the normal boundaries and use their imaginations along with their pencils. After idea thumbnails and sketches, an acrylic painting is begun.

Lessons > Grades 6 - 12

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10. Many Minis – Foundations A +

Oct 8 - 12 • Students will work on a series of very small works each using different combinations of media. There is opportunity for lots of freedom and self-expression, and artists learn to focus on one work at a time while doing many. The small size and having several works in a row, takes the pressure off of each work, so students really enjoy themselves and create some fantastic work as a result.

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SCROLL & TEACH

Never rewrite a lesson plan again. Read ours once, print your PDFs, and use our easy SCROLL & TEACH lesson plan right on your phone (or other device).

We’ve even included a SUBMIT YOUR SUMMARY text. Just copy & paste and you can send to your principal. It’s an abbreviated lesson plan, with standards and learning targets.

READY, SET, GO!

Look for the READY, SET, GO! section at the bottom of each page. There’s background info, lists, and a printable Prep Page so you don’t have to write down a thing.