Explore Art Making Through Centers: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: 3-5 Art Education Lesson Plan

Art Elements: Various

Art Skills: Exploration, Problem Solving, Developing Skill with Media

Art History: Morris Louis and Pablo Picasso

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How do artists develop new ideas? By experimenting! Your students will love learning to think like artists in this TAB lesson by trying new ideas as they work in centers to explore media and develop techniques. This open lesson connects to multiple National Standards including:

5th, VA:Cr2.1.5a: Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.
4th, VA:Cr2.1.4a: Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.
3rd, VA:Cr2.1.3a Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials


If you don’t normally run a TAB classroom, consider trying this lesson between traditional projects to help students experiment with and develop new skills.


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