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Multiple Level Lesson Plan

Virtual Learning Idea: Inspired by Nature

Created on May 25, 2022 by lightARTed

Students find and arrange elements from nature to make a piece of art. No art supplies needed!!

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Students learn about Andy Goldsworthy who made art from nature.

Students find elements from nature and arrange them to create an outdoor piece of art.

Items from nature: rocks, leaves, sticks, shells, pine cones, etc...

Need these materials? Visit Blick!

Show students outdoor artwork by Andy Goldsworthy for inspiration.

Go on a nature walk and collect interesting items such as different color leaves, sticks, rocks, shells, etc...

Find an interesting place to arrange your pieces into a mandala or other piece of art.

Take a picture!

Safety first! Students should get parent permission or go with an adult so as not to touch any harmful things such as poison ivy, or get lost!!


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

[K-4] Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes
[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[K-4] Students know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas
[K-4] Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas

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

[K-4] Students explore and understand prospective content for works of art

Visual Arts Standard 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others

[K-4] Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art

Andy Goldsworthy

Balance, Color/Value, Form, Shape, Space, Texture