first grade art lessons

lesson 1: Polka-Dot Mushrooms

lesson 1: Polka-Dot Mushrooms

lesson 1: Polka-Dot Mushrooms

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Students learn about repeating patterns and re-create a Yayoi Kusama (Japanese contemporary artist) polka-dot painting.

lesson 2: my monster

lesson 1: Polka-Dot Mushrooms

lesson 1: Polka-Dot Mushrooms

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Maurice Sendak's  book, Where the Wild Things Are is the inspiration for students to create their own monsters.

lesson 3: the rainbow kitty

lesson 1: Polka-Dot Mushrooms

art lesson 4: we all scream for ice cream

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Identifying shapes in Romero Britto's  bright paintings inspires the students to create their own kitty painting.

art lesson 4: we all scream for ice cream

art lesson 4: we all scream for ice cream

art lesson 4: we all scream for ice cream

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Texture in 2D and 3D art is used in paintings of 3 ice cream cones.

lesson 5: flying over the brooklyn bridge

art lesson 4: we all scream for ice cream

lesson 5: flying over the brooklyn bridge

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Students will paint a picture based on Faith Ringgold's book Tar Beach.

lesson 6: the bunny rabbit

art lesson 4: we all scream for ice cream

lesson 5: flying over the brooklyn bridge

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Students will use Paper Mache to create a rabbit sculpture based on Jeff Koon's original 3D sculpture.

lesson 7: a fantasy landscape

lesson 8: the statue of liberty

lesson 8: the statue of liberty

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The students will learn about Canadian artists, Emily Carr and they will create a fantasy like landscape.

lesson 8: the statue of liberty

lesson 8: the statue of liberty

lesson 8: the statue of liberty

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Students will learn about the history of the Statue of Liberty and make a collage and firework painting.

lesson 9: the great wave

lesson 8: the statue of liberty

lesson 10: a gondola in venice

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Japanese artist, Holusai will inspire the students to create a drawing based on his famous painting "The Wave".

lesson 10: a gondola in venice

lesson 10: a gondola in venice

lesson 10: a gondola in venice

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The students will create a water color painting of Venice inspired by the Italian painter, Canaletto.

lesson 11: soup there it is

lesson 10: a gondola in venice

lesson 11: soup there it is

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Andy Warhol's print of the Campbell's Soup can will inspire the students to create their own unique type of soup using markers and water colors.

lesson 12: water LILIES

lesson 10: a gondola in venice

lesson 11: soup there it is

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Claude Monet's iconic painting of Water Lilies will inspire the students to paint their own version of water lilies.