Kids don’t usually need a lot of encouragement to express themselves through drawing, painting and creating using media. Art is one of the most enjoyable learning experiences we have, but sometimes we lose track of its importance. With a busy day filled with many subjects, art can slip to the side, which is so unfortunate as it can be incorporated into so much of daily learning.
Below are some of the great resources available to you from our L4U library :
Art Appreciation Unit Study Winslow Homer and Mary Cassatt
Professor Noggins History of Art game; Art Smart card game; Art cards, 2 DVDS, 1 Teachers guide, 1 book.
study contains the Teacher’s Guide and two videos that focus on two artists. The guide offers a variety of lesson plans to accompany the video stories, discussion topics and activities.
ARTistic pursuits: Color and composition -Senior High Book Author(s) Marcia Osterink.
Allow your students’ artistic sides flourish with Artistic Pursuits! Requiring no experience, students will benefit from a complete artistic overview. Focusing on composition, units include Building a Visual Vocabulary; Art Appreciation & History; Techniques; and Application, each with four lessons and a project. Fine art prints are included, allowing students to view and study the great works in depth. Assignments help develop artistic perspectives through observation, composition, and real, applicable art projects.
Atelier Level 5 Unit Study DVD-Based Art programe for ages 8-13
Designed for ages 8-13, Level 5 is a full year of visual art instruction on 3 DVDs. Students will build and develop a foundation of skills by learning and working through the essential elements and principles of art including: line, color, space, shape, form, texture, pattern, balance and emphasis. Level 5 also includes art-history, media exploration, creative self-expression, cultural appreciation, right-brain drawing techniques, and much more.
Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist 1 DVD
Cassett’s Parisian solitude is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of her brother’s three kids, but she soon finds herself inspired and uses the children as models. Meanwhile, Cassatt’s teenage niece plays cupid between Cassatt and the great painter Degas. Romance does not blossom but Degas invites Cassatt to join the Impressionists.
Draw and write through history Greece and Rome: c. 600 B.C. to A.D. 395
Now you can combine art, history, and cursive handwriting all in one volume! Take your students on an exciting journey through time as you draw and write your way through history! Chronological, including Biblical history. Aimed at ages 8+, but adaptable for younger students. Student friendly. Each drawing is broken down into steps, and each step is done in colour, An excellent supplement to ANY history curriculum.
Drawing Basics with Thomas Kinkade
Drawing Basics offers a systematic approach to art instruction. Each lesson in the workbook begins with a list of objectives and materials. Step-by-step instructions, including when to watch the video, and straightforward activities follow. Periodic self-tests and five unit exams test understanding. Children have the opportunity for success with basic tasks such as drawing straight and curved lines beginning the program. The lessons increase in scope and difficulty to allow the student to do a complete still life drawing as the final project.
Masterpiece of the month : an art appreciation program for grades K-5
Contains art lessons for students in kindergarten through fifth grade designed to be taught in the regular classroom, based on masterworks by well-known artists, each with a stated concept and objectives, vocabulary words, a list of materials, and procedures for related activities.
You will find more resources on drawing, painting and art appreciation in our L4U library. Just click on Topic Search, then choose 001 Resources and click on the Art icon: