Lesson Plans

"Creativity is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein


I am attempting to put all my lesson plans online. This will take a while -- be patient, but please check back often for more lesson plans. These are all "tried and true" lessons I have used in my own classroom and plan to use again.

Lesson Plans:

Abstraction: PICASSO FACES
Turn a formal portrait into a Cubist masterpiece!

Abstraction/ Technology: WHO ARE YOU?
Computer-enhanced self portraits.
This lesson plan combines new technology (digital images) with traditional acrylic painting.
This is a lesson plan I presented at the 2003 WVAEA Fall Conference in Charleston.

Art History: ANCIENT EGYPTIAN HEIROGLYPHS
Make your own "Ancient" Egyptian Artifacts, and learn how to write your name in Heiroglyphs!

Color Harmonies: MONOCHROMATIC PAINTINGS
Create a beautiful, modern painting using tints and shades of the same color.

Color Harmonies: OP ART
Create Op Art in the style of Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley using complementary color harmonies to play tricks on the eye.

Color Harmonies: WARM AND COOL COLOR MOSAICS
Study color theory while creating an eye-catching mosaic design.

Crafts: SHRINKY PLATIC JEWELRY
Make really cool jewelry out of inexpensive shrinkable plastic.

Expressionism: WHY IS THE SCREAM SCREAMING?
Study expressionism through the main character in Edvard Munch's "The Scream"

Nonobjective Art: KANDINSKY COLLABORATIONS
Work with other artists to create unique, colorful, nonobjective paintings similar to those created by Russian artist Vasily Kandinsky.

Portraiture: DRAWING THE FACE
Learn to draw a portrait using a technique used often by forensic artists (police sketch artists.)

Pos/Neg Shapes: MIRROR IMAGE
Learn about Positive and Negative Shapes by making a construction paper photo negative of a picture.

Value: VALUE CHARTS
Create value charts to learn about the Element of Value

Value: STILL-LIFE
Use value to draw a realistic-looking 3-D still-life

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