Category: Lessons

Select a tab to see a full list of each of our 3 lesson levels (members only).

Lessons span 2 years with YEAR A and YEAR B. lessons are independent of each other so they can be taken in any order. We recommend following the order they are published in, for 3 reasons:

  1. Holiday and seasonal projects
  2. Foreshadowing of upcoming projects and techniques
  3. We alternate lesson focus to keep students interested: Insights, Techniques, & Joy
  • Lessons > Grades 1 & 2
  • Lessons > Grades 3 - 5
  • Lessons > Grades 6 - 12
  • Pocket Pointers

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.

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.

26. The Weird Nose – Foundations A+

Feb 18 - 22 • Students will make a clay model of the nose and then draw it. They will learn insights about the form of the nose and how to shade it. Then they’ll use reference to draw eyes and nose together.


Never reconstruct a lesson plan again. Read it over, prep your room with our checklist, and use our easy SCROLL & TEACH lesson plan right on your phone, tablet, or computer.

We’ve even included an outline, ready to send to your administrators. It’s an abbreviated lesson plan, with Standards and Learning Targets in a doc file. It’s also in text that you can just copy and paste.

Learn more about our revolutionary CONN3CTED curriculum by clicking the 3-legged stool below.



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.