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Integrate your art curriculum. These lesson plans with hands-on art projects are targeted to specific cross-disciplinary TEKS goals.

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1 Art and the Five Senses Collage, Painting Social Studies, Science, Visual Arts Students will use the 5 senses to look at the painting, Still Life with Parrot. They will relate the objects in the painting to objects that they have seen, felt, smelled, tasted or heard in real life to create a multi-sensory still life painting. Download
2 Bas-Relief Animals in Clay Clay, Sculpture Math, Social Studies, Visual Arts Students will learn about the geometric shapes and organic shapes found in animals and nature. Then they will explore the bas-relief clay technique to make a shallow sculpture of an animal in its habitat. Download
3 Exploring Line, Shape and Color with Watercolor Pencils Drawing, Painting Social Studies, Visual Arts Students will practice creative expression using the art elements of line, shape and color. Using watercolor techniques, they will be encouraged to compare and contrast geometric and organic shapes. Download
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1 Art and the Five Senses Collage, Painting Social Studies, Science, Visual Arts Students will use the 5 senses to look at the painting, Still Life with Parrot. They will relate the objects in the painting to objects that they have seen, felt, smelled, tasted or heard in real life to create a multi-sensory still life painting. Download
2 Bas-Relief Animals in Clay Clay, Sculpture Math, Social Studies, Visual Arts Students will learn about the geometric shapes and organic shapes found in animals and nature. Then they will explore the bas-relief clay technique to make a shallow sculpture of an animal in its habitat. Download
3 Embossing Gold Foil Sculpture Math, Social Studies, Science, Visual Arts Students will learn about the principles of gold which make it valuable across many cultures. Inspired by a gold plaque from the Nazca culture that employs the repujada technique, students will emboss their own metal foil design. Download
4 Exploring Line, Shape and Color with Watercolor Pencils Drawing, Painting Social Studies, Visual Arts Students will practice creative expression using the art elements of line, shape and color. Using watercolor techniques, they will be encouraged to compare and contrast geometric and organic shapes. Download
5 Lesson Plan: Spanish Folk Art Ceramic Cherubs Clay, Sculpture Math, Social Studies, Visual Arts Students will use clay techniques to make a ceramic cherub in the Spanish folk art style. They will focus on the proportions of the human figure and learn about the cultural influence of Spain on Latin American culture. Download
6 Lesson Plan: Weaving Headbands on a Loom Sculpture Math, Social Studies, Visual Arts Students will learn the art of weaving on a handloom to make a headband. Download
7 Lesson Plan: Writing Across Cultures - The Chinese Pillow Poem Writing Literature, Social Studies, Visual Arts After examining a clay pillow, students will construct similar pillows of their own. They will decorate their pillows with original poetry, following the model of the poem inscribed in one of the Chinese pillows. Download
8 Tapa Cloth Designs Painting Social Studies, Visual Arts Students will explore tapa cloth, a cloth made from bark found in the Oceanic culture and use geometric shapes to make their own textile design. Download
# Title Media Subjects Summary Download
1 Embossing Gold Foil Sculpture Math, Social Studies, Science, Visual Arts Students will learn about the principles of gold which make it valuable across many cultures. Inspired by a gold plaque from the Nazca culture that employs the repujada technique, students will emboss their own metal foil design. Download
2 From Pigment to Paint - Making Oil Paints Painting Science, Visual Arts The process of creating oil paints led to the discovery and creation of many new hues that are widely used today. Students will create their own oil paints by mixing dried pigments with linseed oil, emulating the decades-old process. Download
3 Latin American Folk Art Masks Sculpture Math, Social Studies, Theatre, Visual Arts Students will study the uses of masks in a variety of cultures, in particular the cultures of Mexico and Latin America. Then they will learn the techniques of mask making through creating plaster masks built over a simple armature. Download
4 Lesson Plan: Spanish Folk Art Ceramic Cherubs Clay, Sculpture Math, Social Studies, Visual Arts Students will use clay techniques to make a ceramic cherub in the Spanish folk art style. They will focus on the proportions of the human figure and learn about the cultural influence of Spain on Latin American culture. Download
5 Lesson Plan: Transfer Drawing Monoprints Mixed Media, Painting Visual Arts Inspired by the prints of African-American printmaker Eldzier Cortor, students will explore the technique of transfer drawing monoprints. Download
6 Lesson Plan: Weaving Headbands on a Loom Sculpture Math, Social Studies, Visual Arts Students will learn the art of weaving on a handloom to make a headband. Download
7 Lesson Plan: Writing Across Cultures - The Chinese Pillow Poem Writing Literature, Social Studies, Visual Arts After examining a clay pillow, students will construct similar pillows of their own. They will decorate their pillows with original poetry, following the model of the poem inscribed in one of the Chinese pillows. Download
# Title Media Subjects Summary Download
1 From Pigment to Paint - Making Oil Paints Painting Science, Visual Arts The process of creating oil paints led to the discovery and creation of many new hues that are widely used today. Students will create their own oil paints by mixing dried pigments with linseed oil, emulating the decades-old process. Download
2 Latin American Folk Art Masks Sculpture Math, Social Studies, Theatre, Visual Arts Students will study the uses of masks in a variety of cultures, in particular the cultures of Mexico and Latin America. Then they will learn the techniques of mask making through creating plaster masks built over a simple armature. Download
3 Lesson Plan: Landscapes, National Identity and Emotions Painting Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual Arts Students will examine a painting by Gustave Doré and explore the landscape's relationship to politics and identity. They will then create two landscapes of their own that express distinct emotions. Download
4 Lesson Plan: Latin American Folk Art Puppets Sculpture Social Studies, Theatre, Visual Arts Students will investigate the history of puppet making, comparing and contrasting Spanish puppet making and Mexican puppet making. They will then make a papier-mâché hand puppet of a pop culture icon. Download
5 Lesson Plan: Latin American Woodcarving Sculpture Math, Social Studies, Visual Arts Students will be introduced to the art of woodcarving, inspired by folk art of Latin America and Spain. Download
6 Lesson Plan: Transfer Drawing Monoprints Mixed Media, Painting Visual Arts Inspired by the prints of African-American printmaker Eldzier Cortor, students will explore the technique of transfer drawing monoprints. Download