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Art - Lesson Plans

Updated on August 21, 2014

Resources for Art Teachers and Teaching Art

This is a compendium of the resources and lesson plans about art and famous artists available on the Internet. Plus other resources which support learning about art and artists.

At present it's a work in progress and will be updated. The point of publishing it at this stage is to provide an overview of what's available on Squidoo for those helping others learn about art.

If you have a lens which is suitable for this compedium please leave a note about your topic in the comments

Young Children as Artists: Art and Design in the Early Years and Key Stage 1

A new book for those wanting offer intelligent options for art for early years

Young Children as Artists: Art and Design in the Early Years and Key Stage 1
Young Children as Artists: Art and Design in the Early Years and Key Stage 1

Paperback: 238 pagesPublisher: Routledge; 1 edition (June 14, 2014)


Lesson Plans for Art - Resources

Lesson Plans from various sources

Art Lab for Kids - 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages

RECOMMENDED: rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 100 customer reviews

#2 in Books > Arts & Photography > Study & Teaching

This book is written from practical experience by a couple who run an art school for children and know which are the most popular ideas and projects for kids

Incredible Art Lesson Plans

A very comprehensive set of lesson plans for different age groups - which are now categorized by grade level, subject, integration, art period, artist, and medium.

Art and Design: Key Stages 1-3: The National Curriculum for England

In England, the "National Curriculum" handbooks are the official National Curriculum documents for secondary and primary schools. They are the revised blue-print for what every child will be required to learn in school from September 2000.


This section includes lesson plans about the principles and elements of art and other aspects of how art is created

The Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas

RECOMMENDED: Rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews

Designed for 9 year olds, this book is full of ideas for what children can do with paints, pastels, collage, crayons, inks, paper, pens, found objects, stitches, rubbings."

The Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas
The Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas

Age Range: 9 and up Grade Level: 4 and upHardcover-spiral: 288 pagesPublisher: Usborne Pub Ltd; Spi edition (January 2011)



This section lists artists by century - starting with the twentieth century.

Lenses with materials for lesson plans and teachers are listed first followed by other lenses providing other resource materials about famous artists.

The Art Teacher's Handbook - by Robert Clement (second Edition)

A guide to the best practice in all aspects of art and design teaching from Key Stage 2 to A-Level. Includes teaching strategies and resources; critical and contextual studies; cross-curricular links. Includes examples of worksheets, briefs and plans, supplemented with photographs of pupils' work.


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      Barb McCoy 7 years ago

      What a great resource! Thanks for featuring some of my lenses. I am adding to my favorites, lensrolling, and giving a special blessing today.