In my experience as an art teacher, I have many lessons that never fail. Here is my list of top 5 art lessons that always lead to engaged students and fun conversations!
My Top 5 No-Fail Art Lessons
This was my first post as a contributing writer for the homeschool blog, Real Life at Home. I love love LOVE having students write haikus about art. Somehow students manage to capture the essence of the art with their words, and it is always a positive experience. Try it out, and see for yourself! Read more…
I usually do this aesthetics lesson in the first couple of class periods in my community college classes, but these are also great for high school. The discussions are always fun and interesting. There are two scenarios up on the site, but I have a lot more. I usually break the students up into groups and have each group do a different scenario and then we come back together as a class to share the results.
Aesthetics Lesson Bundle
What is art? Get your students in the mindset to THINK in art class and lead fun art discussions with this lesson bundle!
This lesson is so fun. I print out a bunch of pictures of sculptures from Ancient Greece and Rome and have students analyze the style and divide them into groups based on their observations. It’s such a great looking and thinking exercise! Read more…
Classical Sculpture, Ancient Greek, & Ancient Rome Lesson Bundle
In these lessons, students will learn about the art of Ancient Greece & Ancient Rome. Plus, get a complete Classical Sculpture lesson with an interactive activity to empower students to figure out the conventions on their own!
This is only a partial piece to my successful lesson. I start by having students compare Renaissance art with Baroque pieces to make a list of characteristics of Italian Baroque art. Then, I do the intriguing comparison activity in this post. The art alone gets kids engaged, but I like how the questions cause kids to think deeply about stereotypes. Read more…
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This is a fun one, because I actually came up with the activity and wrote about it on the blog before I ever tried it with students. I have since tried it with several groups of students, and it was a total blast! The hashtags alone were hilarious. I did it this week with some kids using the work of Edvard Munch, and the kids had such a great time. Read more…
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Thanks for reading! What is your favorite no-fail art lesson in your classroom? Let me know in the comments!