Incredible Art Lessons

I teach art lessons in my home during the school year, and I have some students who have been coming for a number of years. As I was searching the Internet for new lessons, I came upon IncredibleArt.org — an incredible site for art ideas!

From the homepage, you can click on the “Lessons” link to enter the art lesson section. There you can access the lessons by grade level, beginning with kindergarten and continuing all the way through high school, as well as by medium, subject, art period, and artist. You’ll also find lessons integrating art with drama that include topics such as Italian Renaissance art (Brunelleschi and Da Vinci), Impressionism (Van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec), and Post-Impressionism (Matisse), and a page containing links to various art games online.

The lessons on this site have been submitted by art teachers from around the country. Each lesson features a list of materials, the procedures for completing the lesson, and notes of any other resources or books you might use to teach the lesson. Grade level and ages are also indicated.

One of my favorite features of these lessons is the comments section at the end. Here you’ll often find notes from other teachers who have tried the lesson describing what worked, what didn’t work, and what might help the piece come out even better. You’ll find variations of the projects here as well.

Although these lessons are intended for teachers in a traditional classroom with a lot of students, they can easily be used for homeschooled students as well. You can use them as  art lessons by themselves or as part of a unit study. There are so many lessons at IncredibleArt, you’re sure to find several that not only relate to what your children are studying, but that are a lot of fun to do, too!

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