Artist: Piet Mondrian
Tips &Tricks: Shorten this lesson by providing various lengths of pre-cut black paper strips instead of paint.
Artist: Wassily Kandinsky
Tips &Tricks: Use students’ traced hands and wrists as the tree.
Play music and have each student choose colors based on the way the music makes them feel.
Artist: Grandma Moses
Artist: Paul Cezanne
Tips & Tricks: Use tagboard if using tempera and watercolor paints.
Artist: Claude Monet
Elements: space, color, texture, line, form
Elements: space, color, line, shape
Elements: space, color, line, form
Tips & Tricks: Set up stations of paint. One for cool colors, the other for warm colors.
Tips & Tricks: Provide students with handouts of pre-drawn color wheel umbrellas. Students can use oil pastels to mix and color. Then, students can cut out the umbrellas and glue them onto blue or black construction paper. Add raindrops with white or grey oil pastel.
Artist: Henri Matisse
Elements: Color- tints and shades
Tips & Tricks: Provide a template of the nativity scene that students can trace.
Artist: Jim Dine
Artist: Wayne Thiebaud
Tips & Tricks: For cupcakes, use real cupcake liners cut in half.