Art Lesson Plans for Teachers

  • A Unique Drawing Experience: Explore abstract art with this Kinder Art lesson plan that guides kids in making a unique piece of art.
  • Cool Colored Fish: K-2 teachers can download this Art of Education lesson plan that encourages kids to first read a book about fish before drawing a fish. The plan teaches students how to draw fish scales.
  • Shoe Must Be Kidding: Teachers of students in the third to fifth grades can help them explore their imagination with this colorful art lesson from Crayola that turns a shoe drawing into something exciting and fun.
  • Original Work of Art Inspired by Alice: This lesson plan for kids in fourth or fifth grade has kids draw art that's based on scenes from the story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
  • Creative Art Projects for Kids for Anytime: Teachers who open this free e-book will get three full art lessons for kids: Pretend Stain Glass, Chagall Dreams, and Wooden Scrap Art.
  • Picasso's Blue Period: Using this lesson, teachers can have their students draw a self-portrait in layers of green and blue.
  • Join the Flock: Click this link for a lesson plan that teaches kids about the parts of a bird by creating a unique bird sculpture. This lesson is ideal for grades 2 to 8.
  • Origami Ducks Lesson Plan: Students in the second to fourth grades will enjoy this 50-minute lesson that teaches them about Japanese origami as they create their own origami ducks.
  • Mandala Design: This project not only teaches kids about mandalas but also teaches them about division and measuring, using a compass and protractor, and symmetry.
  • Dia De Los Muertos Lesson: Dia de los Muertos is a huge holiday in Mexico. This lesson plan provides background about this celebration, discusses the art associated with it, and has children create a colorful Day of the Dead skull mask.
  • Color Theory: Object Painting: This free lesson plan for teachers educate students about the concepts of color scheme and color theory.
  • The Elements of Art: Shape: The National Gallery of Art features this lesson plan to teach children about shapes. The lesson allows students to create their own works of art by using shapes.