Ch 8: Painting Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

This chapter provides art teachers with useful planning resources for painting lessons. Use these lesson plan outlines, lesson supplements and assessments to design and enhance your art curriculum.

Painting Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

This convenient teacher resource chapter includes comprehensive lesson plan outlines on a variety of painting styles and techniques. Access the outlines at any time to craft lessons about:

  • Bubble, pulp and string painting
  • Painting analysis
  • Fruit still life
  • Straw, dot and bark painting
  • Still life painting
  • Abstract still life
  • Watercolor still life
  • Oil pastel still life
  • Watercolor
  • Circle and sponge painting

You'll also find topical lessons about still life and abstract artists. These supplemental lessons can easily be incorporated in your class instruction. You may also find the accompanying assessments useful for pop quizzes or homework.

How It Helps

  • Helps plan lessons: The online format of the chapter enables you to plan painting lessons wherever and whenever it's convenient.
  • Enhances instruction: Students will enjoy the engaging nature of our lessons. You can use them in your classes to introduce new topics or reinforce your students' knowledge.
  • Student assessment: Assign the quizzes or to make sure your students fully understand the characteristics of these painting styles. You can also work through the quizzes with your students during class.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning painting lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific painting topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your art class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related painting lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important painting concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant painting-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

19 Lessons in Chapter 8: Painting Lesson Plans
Portrait Painting Lesson Plan

1. Portrait Painting Lesson Plan

Teach your students the fundamentals of portrait painting with this lesson plan. After direct instruction and guided practice, students will have a chance to paint a portrait and offer classmates feedback on their work.

Still Life Lesson Plan for Elementary School

2. Still Life Lesson Plan for Elementary School

In this lesson, the students will learn about the history, the different styles, and some of the artists related to still life art. The students will focus on details in the art, and they will have the opportunity to create their own work.

Still Life Lesson for Kids: Definition & Art

3. Still Life Lesson for Kids: Definition & Art

In this lesson, you'll learn about a type of painting called a 'still life.' You'll also find out about several artists who are famous for their still life paintings. Read on to find out all about this type of art.

Still Life Painting Lesson Plan

4. Still Life Painting Lesson Plan

Can common objects become the focus of beautiful artwork? Of course they can, and that is the hallmark of still life painting. This lesson plan uses a video lesson and a hands-on group activity to engage students as they learn the intricacies of still life painting.

Abstract Still Life Lesson Plan

5. Abstract Still Life Lesson Plan

Still life paintings are among the most popular of art genres. However, abstract still life paintings have their own unique nuances. This lesson plan uses an engaging text lesson and fun activity to teach students about abstract still life painting.

Abstract Still Life: Paintings & Artists

6. Abstract Still Life: Paintings & Artists

What's the point of painting a picture of fruit if you can't tell it's a picture of fruit? In this lesson, we'll see why so many abstract artists practice still life painting and check out some notable examples.

Watercolor Still Life Lesson Plan

7. Watercolor Still Life Lesson Plan

Still life paintings feature common objects in interesting displays and can be created using a variety of mediums. This lesson plan teaches students how to paint a still life using watercolors. A hands-on activity gives students a chance to demonstrate what they've learned about watercolor still life paintings.

Watercolor Lesson Plan for Elementary School

8. Watercolor Lesson Plan for Elementary School

In this lesson, students will learn the basics of watercolor painting. Students will practice using the basics of watercolor painting to create two pieces of art.

How to Analyze a Painting Lesson Plan

9. How to Analyze a Painting Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will teach your students how to analyze a painting. They will also get to participate in a hands-on activity and actually analyze five prominent paintings.

Pulp Painting Lesson Plan

10. Pulp Painting Lesson Plan

Pulp painting is a unique method that adds texture to painting. This lesson plan teaches students how to make pulp paint. An activity gives them the tools to recreate a masterpiece using pulp paint.

Straw Painting Lesson Plan

11. Straw Painting Lesson Plan

Straws are very useful devices and can make great tools for painting. This lesson plan teaches students how to use straws to create unique paintings. A fun group activity gives them the chance to try it for themselves.

String Painting Lesson Plan

12. String Painting Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students are going to create a small portfolio of abstract art. In the process, they will learn to talk about the processes and methods of abstract art as well as learn to describe art analytically.

Dot Painting Lesson Plan

13. Dot Painting Lesson Plan

Dots become much more than tiny circles when used in painting. This lesson plan teaches students how dots are used in Pointillism to create beautiful paintings. An activity gives students the opportunity to create dot paintings for themselves.

Bark Painting Lesson Plan

14. Bark Painting Lesson Plan

Aboriginal tribes of Australia are one of the prominent cultures known for their bark paintings. This lesson plan is designed to give students a solid understanding of the history and significance of bark painting. An activity brings the traditional art form to life

Circle Painting Lesson Plan

15. Circle Painting Lesson Plan

Circles are common geometric shapes, but what else can they be? This lesson plan teaches students how to create paintings made up entirely of circles. An activity gives them the chance to create their own work of art using circles.

Bubble Painting Lesson Plan

16. Bubble Painting Lesson Plan

Bubbles are super fun to play with, aren't they? Bubbles can also be used to paint and this lesson plan teaches students just how to do that. An activity will have your students bubbling with delight as they create their own works of art.

Sponge Painting Lesson Plan

17. Sponge Painting Lesson Plan

What can you do with a sponge beside scrub things? Why not use a sponge to create a masterpiece? This lesson plan teaches students the art of sponge painting and allows them to express their creativity in a memorable way.

Fruit Still Life Lesson Plan

18. Fruit Still Life Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students are going to learn how to think about still life paintings like an artist. They will apply this by creating several sketches of still life scenes as well as one finalized composition.

Oil Pastel Still Life Lesson Plan

19. Oil Pastel Still Life Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will cover the beginning basics of oil pastels. Students will cover the basics of using oil pastels then put this knowledge into practice to create their own still life art.

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