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.
A theater with an interesting history and a place where some of the William Shakespeare’s best stage works were produced – naturally, we are referring to the Globe Theater. Find out more about the Globe Theater history.
This lesson plan on ancient Native American art will have students explore the meaning behind the art. Learning the who, what, when, where, why and how behind ancient artwork enables the students to fully understand the culture and time.
This pointillism art lesson plan is designed to help teachers instruct students on the methods and history of pointillism and provide students with an opportunity to produce their own artwork using this technique.
These abstract art lesson plans serve to inspire students to appreciate and enjoy abstract art. This lesson emphasizes the lack of subject matter in abstract art and includes representative pieces by Piet Mondrian and Jackson Pollock.
Learning about 20th Century art can be a fun and expressive experience for your art students. This lesson plan teaches various 20th Century art movements through the use of representative artists as an inspiration for student creativity.
These art lesson plans on impressionists will help students understand how this style of art developed as well as who the key players were. Challenging the students to look at how the artists crafted their work, as well as the history in play at the time will enable the students to understand.
You’ve shown how to draw using single point perspective; now you can take the lesson further with this two-point-perspective drawing lesson. Students will enjoy creating a streetscape with towers and buildings leading the eye to the vanishing points. It’s the second part of a thematic art unit plan.
This art thematic unit plan has an introductory lesson on perspective drawing using 1 vanishing point. Students will enjoy practicing the concept in a practice lesson using their initials and when drawing a bedroom scene. Students will then design a realistic street scape using 2 vanishing points.
This science and art lesson on arthropods uses the pinch pot method of clay making to teach the 3 basic parts of arthropods. The phylum of arthropods is a huge class of invertebrates that students will have fun creating in clay. Science made fun through art is the goal of this lesson plan.
Creating gourd crafts by etching gourds is an alternative to pumpkin carving. Gourds act as a unique canvas to etch a design. Students will enjoy creating a pattern, learning about Native American and African art, and creating sculptures from nature. This is fun lesson to create decorative gourds.
This is not only a wall mural but a mural painting on a park bench using pop art. Outdoor murals are fun to create. This art lesson will show how to paint a mural on public places, both unexpected and popular.
In this photography lesson plan, high school students search for information about photography and art history to inspire their own work. The students will be using Microsoft Publisher to create a newsletter project.
Face jugs have been called “ugly jugs, memory jugs, and whimsy jugs". The jugs were functional, but made interesting by the features used to decorate them. Students will use basic clay coil-building techniques, art history, & vocabulary to create a coil face jug.
The word gargoyle comes from the Latin word ‘gurgulio’, not only meaning “throat” but also describing the “gurgling” sound made by water as it ran through the figure. This lesson plan will teach students basic clay hand-building techniques, art history, & vocabulary when making a gargoyle figure.