The average public high school art program varies depending on the school and, inceasingly, the school's budget. And, while there are a handful of publicly-funded schools with a strong performing arts curriculum, you are more likely to find a concentrated focus on these areas of study within the private high school setting. Typically, arts programs available in most public high schools will focus on visual arts such as painting, drawing, ceramics, and sculpture, and music such as orchestra, jazz band, music theory, performance, and choral singing. Some public and private schools may also offer theatre or drama courses, including regular theatrical performances, as well as dance. Whether you teach the Arts as a primary or secondary subject, you will find these lesson plans and teaching ideas written by fellow teachers of interest.
The Arts in High School: Lesson Plans for Grades 9-12
In the Spirit of the Masters: Paint Like Monet in the Garden Many consider Claude Monet the most famous of the Impressionist artists. Monet designed a garden at his home in Giverny to provide beautiful subject matter for his works. Taking inspiration from their own surroundings, your students can create their very own garden-themed works to take home!
In the Spirit of the Masters: Create a Cezanne-Style Landscape Painting Many consider Paul Cezanne the father of modern art. He spent hours painting outdoors, scrutinizing his surroundings for geometric forms for a pleasing motif. Using Cezanne’s method of identifying and arranging shapes, your students will create their own landscapes in the style of Cezanne.