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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

Stockings for the Artists

Created on December 22, 2014 by artsandactivities

A successful lesson plan that incorporates art history and a holiday theme,

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Upper-elementary students will ...

• recognize several famous paintings and be able to name the artists who painted them.

• use problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

• draw bubble letters and fit them in an enclosed area of the stocking.

• apply the elements and principles of design effectively in their work.

• 12" x 18" drawing paper
• Tag-board stocking example
• Pencils
• Scissors
• Permanent markers
• Crayola® Twistables® or other color media

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Download attached PDF of lesson.


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[5-8] Students select media, techniques, and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices
[5-8] Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[5-8] Students select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve communication of their ideas
[5-8] Students generalize about the effects of visual structures and functions and reflect upon these effects in their own work
[5-8] Students employ organizational structures and analyze what makes them effective or not effective in the communication of ideas

Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[5-8] Students use subjects, themes, and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values, and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artworks
[5-8] Students integrate visual, spatial, and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks

Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Leonardo da Vinci, Grant Wood

Crayon, Marker, Colored Pencil