Kandinsky Drawing Game 

After learning about Kandinsky, second graders played a drawing game using crayons. Later, they painted over their artwork with ink to create a wax resist. Art Lesson Video: Kandinsky Drawing Game, Part 1 & Kandinsky Drawing Game, Part 2, Ink Set-up Video Drawing Prompts: Kandinsky Drawing Game Supplies: 9″ x 12″ white paper Crayons India Ink, one…

Surreal Landscape 

Inspired by Vladimir Kush, fourth grade students cut out an image from a magazine and created a surreal background for it using watercolor pencils. Art Lesson Video: Surreal Landscape, Cutting & Surreal Landscape, Coloring & Surreal Landscape, Painting PowerPoint: Surreal Landscapes Supplies: Magazines Scissors Glue sticks 9″ x 12″ poster board Watercolor pencils Brushes One of my favorite art…

Watercolor Grid

After discussing a painting by Jasper Johns, second graders drew a grid using crayon and filled each square with a letter of their name. Then, they painted over their drawing with watercolors. Art Lesson Video: Watercolor Grid, Part 1 & Watercolor Grid, Part 2 PowerPoint: Watercolor Grid Supplies: 9″ x 12″ poster board Rulers Crayons Watercolor…

Chalk Pastel Observational Drawings 

After observing still lives by Georgia O’Keeffe, elementary art students create their own “up-close” observational drawings. Art Lesson Videos: Chalk Pastel Observational Drawings, Part 1 & Chalk Pastel Observational Drawings, Part 2 PowerPoint: Observational Drawings Supplies:  9″ x 9″ colorful construction paper Sharpie Chalk pastels Assorted objects I wanted to put a new spin on my usual Georgia…

Draw a Verb

After reading Lines that Wiggle, elementary art students drew lines inspired by a verb and colored their artwork using markers and colored pencils. Art Lesson Videos: Draw a Verb, Part 1 & Draw a Verb, Part 2 PowerPoint: Draw a Verb Supplies: Lines that Wiggle by Candace Whitman 9″ x 12″ drawing paper Markers Colored pencils…

Warm and Cool Shapes

After cutting and gluing organic and geometric shapes, elementary art students use warm or cool colored markers to fill the background of their artwork with lines. Art Lesson Videos: Warm and Cool Shapes, Part 1 & Warm and Cool Shapes, Part 2 PowerPoint: Warm and Cool Shapes Supplies: 9″ x 12″ white paper Sets of warm and cool…

Frank Stella Inspired Drawings

Fourth grade students created drawings using geometric or organic shapes after viewing artwork by Frank Stella. Art Lesson Videos: Frank Stella Drawings, Part 1 & Frank Stella Drawings, Part 2 Supplies: 9″ x 12″ white drawing paper Pencils, erasers Drawing tools (rulers, protractors, compasses, etc.) Colored pencils Markers PowerPoint: Stella Drawings I was inspired by a post I…