Starry Night

Have students look at the painting, “The Starry Night.” Notice how the stars and sky are swirly. What are the main colors in his painting?


Critique the background and discuss how to create it by painting with watercolor washes and fading colors together.

Sailboat Paintings

Talk to students about different geometric shapes. Have them look at pictures of sailboats to identify the shapes and practice drawing them.


Students will create a piece of iconic American artwork like the famed Edward Hopper.

How My Garden Grows

Ask students to name different kinds of flowers: daisies, roses, sunflowers, tulips, lilies, dandelions, etc. To include a science element into the lesson, discuss with students how insects use flowers.