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Featured Lesson PlanArts Education Project & Lesson Plan Ideas

School Specialty wants to make your job easier! We have assembled a wealth of ideas to help inspire and invigorate your teaching — everything from traditional processes to innovative uses of both old and new products, all developed by experienced art educators. Many of our plans include objectives and references to the National Art Education Standards. Some are Cross-Curricular or Multicultural.

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Select a category from the list below to view the available lesson plans:

New Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans for Secondary Classrooms

Lesson Plan Brochures

Cross Curricular

Lesson Plans for PreK-2

Multicultural

Lesson Plans for All Grade Levels

Featured Medium

NOTE: The item numbers for the products listed within the following lesson plans may differ from the item numbers in our printed catalogs.


New Lesson Plans

Amaco Art Emboss Jewlery

Art Nouveau Bisquettes

Amaco Art Emboss Jewlery

Autobiographical CD Cases and Booklets

Black Mural Canvas A Community of Artists
Corn Folk: Outstanding in their Field Faber-Castell® Connector Paints with the Pochoir Color Process
Eric Carle Inspired Series - "Beautiful Butterfly" Crayola Crazy Crustaceans
In the Mind "Drawing the Light"
Irregular Shapes Washi Expressions Kaleidoscope
Irregular Shapes Homage To The Square - 2
Irregular Shapes Illuminated Letters
Masters in Plaster Mixed Acrylic Abstracts
Masters in Plaster Amaco Rain Sticks
Masters in Plaster Sea Life Creatures - Soft Sculpture Wall Hangings
Pacon Under the Sea Mural Shrink Art Landmarks
Pacon Under the Sea Mural Transparent Dragons
Pacon Under the Sea Mural Van Gogh's Trees
Pacon Under the Sea Mural Whimsical Caterpillars
Pacon Under the Sea Mural Whimsical Winged Figures

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Lesson Plan Brochures

2012 Lesson Plan Booklet

Sax Art Lesson Plans - 2014 Edition

Browse our latest collection of 17 brand new Lesson Plans complete with material lists, directions and national standards.
- 36 pages

Download a Printable pdf

2012 Lesson Plan Booklet

Sax Art Lesson Plans - 2013 Edition

Browse our latest collection of 14 brand new Lesson Plans complete with material lists, directions and national standards.
- 32 pages

Download a Printable pdf

       
2012 Lesson Plan Booklet

Sax Art Lesson Plans - 2012 Edition

Browse our latest collection of 13 brand new Lesson Plans complete with material lists, directions and national standards.
- 28 pages

Download a Printable pdf

2011 Lesson Plan Booklet

Sax Art Lesson Plans - 2011 Edition

Within this brochure is a collection of 11 Lesson Plans for a variety of age levels, complete with material lists, directions and national standards.
- 24 pages

Download a Printable pdf

       
2010 Lesson Plan Booklet

Sax Art Lesson Plans - 2010 Edition

Within the brochure is a collection of 12 exciting Lesson Plans complete with material lists, directions and national standards.
- 24 pages

Download a Printable pdf

 

 

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Lesson Plans for PreK-2

Paper/Book Arts

Other Crafts

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Lesson Plans for All Grade Levels

Painting

 

Drawing

 

Paper/Book Arts

 

Printmaking

 

Clay/Sculpture

 

Other Crafts

 

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Lesson Plans for Secondary Classrooms

Painting

 

Drawing

 

Paper/Book Arts

 

Printmaking

 

Clay/Sculpture

 

Other Crafts

 

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Cross Curricular

According to many studies, the arts can enhance learning in all other content areas. While the great majority of our lesson plans could be adapted to incorporate other curricular content areas in addition to art, we have many that specifically tie to other content areas of the school curriculum. You may search by curricular content area by scrolling through lists of lessons in the following content areas:

All

 

Character Development

 

Language Arts

 

Math

 

Music

 

Social Studies

Social Studies continued on next column...

Social Studies (Continued)

 

Science/Health

 

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Multicultural

These Lesson Plan Ideas integrate the study of the artwork of other cultures into the plans.

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Featured Medium

An Idea may be listed in multiple categories if several materials are essential.

Painting -Tempera/Gouache

 

Painting - Watercolor

 

Painting - Acrylic

 

Painting - Oil

 

Painting - Specialty Paint

 

Drawing - Chalk, Pastel and Charcoal

 

Drawing - Oil Pastels

 

Drawing - Crayons

 

Drawing - Markers

 

Drawing - Pencils (Colored and Graphite)

 

Paper Arts

 

Printmaking - Monotype Printing

 

Printmaking - Relief Printing

 

Printmaking - Found Object Printing

 

Printmaking - Screen Printing

 

Printmaking - Digital

 
Printmaking - Intaglio

Book Arts

 

Clays/Modeling Materials - Ceramic Clays

 

Clays/Modeling Materials - Basic Air-Dry Clays

 

Clays/Modeling Materials - Model Magic

 

Clays/Modeling Materials - Polymer Clays

 

Clays/Modeling Materials - Specialty Clays

 

Sculptural/3D Materials

 

Metals/Tooling Foil

 

Fabric and Textile Paints/Dyes

 

Other Craft Materials

 

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