Apple Basket Still Life

Start by discussing how artists draw from their imaginations, but can also draw something they are looking at. Introduce the vocabulary term “still life,” and share examples from a variety of artists.

Friendship Circles

When we make art together we call it Collaborative Artwork. We will have fun working as a team to come up with color combinations and sometimes this isn’t going to be easy.

Colorful Castles

In this lesson we will all become Architects because we will be designing a castle. You will have the choice to use realistic or abstract colors on your drawing.

Flower Power

Start by discussing primary and secondary colors and ask students to distinguish between the two. You can also talk about color families and have them practice drawing spirals before starting on their project.

STEAM Compass Art

Let’s look at circles today. Do you see anything in this classroom that is a circle? Do you know the different ways circles are measured (circumference, radius, diameter, area)? You can also delve into art history and discuss Kandinsky’s Squares with Concentric Circles.

STEAM Tangram Animals

Notice the different geometric shapes in your set of tangrams. Which shapes can you name? What new shapes can you make with your set of tangrams?

STEAM Pendulum Painting

Start by discussing Newton’s 1st Law of Motion. Assemble the pendulum and ask students to predict what pattern it will make and what variables could affect it.

Underwater Scene

Start by discussing different ocean habitats. Look at different types of animals and plants and talk about the colors and shapes that comprise the image.