Art. Periods of Art HistoryQuick View

Art. Periods of Art History

A student friendly "at and glance" guide to art history. All the main styles, movements and artists are included along with corresponding dates. Easy to print for students to take away.
Africa ~ Art ~ Art History ~ African ~ Art ~ 152 SlidesQuick View

Africa ~ Art ~ Art History ~ African ~ Art ~ 152 Slides

The author is a retired attorney but still producing artist. THERE ARE MANY ACTUAL SLIDES FROM THE SHOW POSTED ON THIS PAGE. These slides give you the best idea of whether the material will suit your needs. Africa is a huge continent with many diverse peoples and cultures. Accordingly, African art is not one type of art. It varies considerably among these peoples. The easiest way of dealing with this continent's art is to break it down into regions. There are still differences to be found within the regions but they aren’t as stark. Thus, there are four regions to consider: Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Central Africa and Southern Africa. Because Northern Africa is adjacent to the Middle East, it is Islamic. Thus its art is also Islamic. North African art is thus studied along with Islamic art and not along with African art. African art until very recently did not follow western traditions of painting, on an easel or otherwise. When it turned to painting, it used dyes, textiles, weaving and basketry. Africans also used more perishable materials, such as wood for sculptures. Masks and human figures were and are made by artists throughout these regions, often for religious ceremonies.
Art Nouveau ~ Art History ~ Art ~ Organic Shape ~ 172 SlidesQuick View

Art Nouveau ~ Art History ~ Art ~ Organic Shape ~ 172 Slides

The author is a retired attorney but still producing artist. There are ACTUAL SLIDES on this page for your review. These are your best means of assessment. EXCERPT: Art Nouveau 1890-1910 was an international movement. A unique aspect to it was its being more pronounced in the the decorative arts and architecture instead of painting and sculpture. Thus this was an egalitarian art movement. Art Nouveau means "New Art" in French but English speaking countries use the French, calling it Art Nouveau. It did not give the usual preference to painting and sculpture that they were typically given. Instead, all the arts, and especially the decorative ones, came in on an even playing field. This was a modern art movement. People were given a chance to embrace organic and geometric forms instead of the Victorian Era’s heavy, overdone and cumbersome objects. Flowing, natural forms and angular, sleeker contours became an incredibly appealing aesthetic to them. The principle became: function of an object should dictate its form. Art Nouveau & Graphic Art Mass-produced graphics were a significant aspect of the Art Nouveau Movement. Paris-based Czech artist Alphonse Mucha was the initial and key person with his very appealing posters. His posters soon brought other artists into the same realm and their Art Nouveau works were painted, drawn, and printed in the popular formats of advertisements, posters, labels, and magazines. Glass Art was another big part of the movement. Louis Comfort Tiffany in New York became as one with “the Tiffany Lamp.” But his studio’s work was so much more than just the lamps.


A massive bundle of Art resources. Over 30 files including lesson plans, visuals, support documents, policies and much more. Suitable for Middle and High school departments.
American West ~ Art History ~ Western Art ~ Art ~ 203 SlidesQuick View

American West ~ Art History ~ Western Art ~ Art ~ 203 Slides

The author is a retired attorney but still producing artist. This is a complete presentation on the American West's Art History. It is highly visual and thoroughly annotated. There are many actual slides from the presentation shown on this page. Excerpt: Bullet Points Overview Western art embodies the European artistic tradition. It was adapted to suit the American West. “Manifest destiny,” the entrepreneurial push Westward, is an integral part of the white man’s American West. Native Americans are also covered within Western art. The Native Americans’ American West is different from the white man’s. Although it was a physical place, their home, it was also a sacred place and an inherent part of their spirituality. Western art defined traditionally: realistic art work about Indians, white pioneers and the environmentally pure, vast landscapes of the West. Those creating Western art west of the Mississippi today do not agree with this hidebound definition. They believe the art form is capable of evolving and encompassing more modern and diverse styles. The Western art of the past was Anglo oriented. Breaking away from the Anglo perspective to other perspectives is a pent-up demand. The people making Western art now include Americans with Native, Hispanic, or Chinese heritages plus female artists and environmentalists. They all add in their own perspective of their people and the American West. They are a minority though. White males and Native Americans are the most active artists in Western Art.
Canada Art ~ Art History ~ 197 Slides ~ Canadian Art ~ English ~ FrenchQuick View

Canada Art ~ Art History ~ 197 Slides ~ Canadian Art ~ English ~ French

The author is a retired attorney but still producing artist. This is a powerpoint presentation about Canada Art History. To best assess this presentation, study the actual slides on this page. EXCERPT: Painters Eleven: In 1953, eleven abstract painters from Ontario banded together over one shared artistic goal: a commitment to abstraction. Artists called themselves “Painters Eleven” and held their first exhibition at the Roberts Gallery in Toronto in 1954. Group of Seven, Toronto, Ontario: Artists who grouped together to contribute to giving Canada a distinctive voice in painting. The group’s niche became painting the North American wilderness. (Canadian landscape paintings). Its aim was to create a distinct Canadian art through direct contact with nature. Saskatchewan's Regina 5: In 1961, art gallery director, Ronald Bloore, mounted The May Show in Regina. He displayed his own work along with paintings by fellow Regina artists. Regina became a center of modernist abstraction. Regina is in Saskatchewan. Eastern Group of Painters based in Montréal in Quebec. These artists had an art for art's sake aesthetic. Some were also Jewish and they strongly allied together in that niche as well. Members went on to be part of the “Contemporary Arts Society,” made up of Canadian artists who encouraged the public to like modern art.
Expressionism ~ Expressionist ~ Art ~ Art History ~ 189 SlidesQuick View

Expressionism ~ Expressionist ~ Art ~ Art History ~ 189 Slides

The author is a retired attorney but still producing artist. This page has MANY ACTUAL SLIDES. The below is an EXCERPT (Bullet Points on Expressionism): ~modernist movement in Europe, initially in poetry and painting ~began in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century with various subgroups. Some of these artists could not work in groups though so remained lone wolves ~presents the world solely from a subjective perspective ~distorts perspective radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. ~individuals and groups with varying styles who wanted to make an intense personal expression with their art form. ~hated the mores of the bourgeois as well as the desiccated state-sponsored art academies. ~style was: boldly simplified or distorted forms; exaggerated or clashing colors; direct and startling imagery
Blog  project for history and language artsQuick View

Blog project for history and language arts

Research Project: Blog social studies project is one way for students to convey research from their unit project. Great for any unit of study. What would the blog of George Washington say during the crossing of the Delaware? What might a soldier from World War I have written? Included in this project guide is student handouts for: - Research Template - Research Organization Tool - Directions for creating a blog - Blog template - Blog entry template - Sample from a student-created blog This project is a lifelong tool applicable to any unit of study. This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.
Posters, Teacher Art, Wall Art, Classroom DecorQuick View

Posters, Teacher Art, Wall Art, Classroom Decor

Grab this growing bundle of wall art now! Currently, there are 12 posters available and are sized at 8x10 for easy printing. Prints are delivered in PDF format. Affordable wall art for your home, office, or classroom. This is the perfect gift for a teacher or yourself! ***Print as many times as you'd like.*** This is a digital print. Nothing will be shipped. Frames not included. Different monitors display colors differently. Colors may vary from monitor to monitor. Personal use only. There is absolutely no reselling, please. See my store for individual listings. Thanks! :)
Pixel Art in Microsoft Excel - Back to School ArtQuick View

Pixel Art in Microsoft Excel - Back to School Art

Need a fun way to introduce Microsoft Excel to upper elementary or middle school students? This great lesson incorporates back to school themed art as students learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. First, they'll create a quick pixel art from a given example and then they'll create their own! These are also fun lessons to use if you just need something for a one day lesson. Perfect for the beginning of the school year too. Contained in this Download: 1. Teacher & Student Resources 2. Introduction to Excel Pixel Art Lesson (Excel Project) with tutorial 3. Legends and Sample Pictures for 8 Additional Pictures 4. Full Excel (2016) editable files for all art with legends I've used this with 7th and 8th graders who used their free time to create even more art! I hope your students have as much fun as mine did learning Excel!
Art. Complete Middle School Art CurriculumQuick View

Art. Complete Middle School Art Curriculum

38 linked Art lessons. Enough for the whole of Middle School. Each lesson includes clear instruction for the teacher and also a help sheet for the student. Lessons build skills in a planned, methodical manner. The UK version of this resource is a top seller.
Goldilocks Language Arts Lesson PlanQuick View

Goldilocks Language Arts Lesson Plan

This picture book literature lesson plan provides ideas for using some of the many re-tellings of Goldilocks and the Three Bears in a classroom to help children understand setting, context, story, possible outcomes, and so forth, as well as providing language arts worksheets for extension. I include an annotated book list with numerous picture books to use with a class or homeschool setting, along with possible extension activities for each book. I also have created worksheets to correlate to kindergarten or first grade language arts as children practice opposites and synonyms, critical thinking about literature, and much more. This is so much fun! Included: Annotated book list and lesson plan ideas (7 pages) Teacher-directed discussion questions for three key books: Jan Brett’s, Byron Barton’s, and James Marshall’s versions (3 pages) ELA worksheets and charts (8, each in color and black line) A rhyming practice self-correcting puzzle game (color only)
Japonism ~ Art History ~ Western Art & Japan Trade Opening ~ 1800s ~ 212 SlidesQuick View

Japonism ~ Art History ~ Western Art & Japan Trade Opening ~ 1800s ~ 212 Slides

Japonism ~ Art History ~ Western Art & Japan Trade Opening ~ 1800s ~ 212 Slides This is a very complete presentation of the Japonism Movement in Art History, which occurred when Western Art was exposed to the opening of Japanese Trade in the 1800s . There are ample slides in the slideshow on this page for a full preview of the product. text excerpt: Japanese trade to the West began in 1859 so that Oriental art and household goods were sold in Europe. Among artists, it was the Japanese Prints which caught their eyes. They were very different from Western art. The colors were much brighter and more exotic. The Japanese also had a different sense of spatial relationships from Westerners. Western artists eagerly adapted the new things they saw in the prints into their own work. Japonism, Japonisme, and Japanomania are the terms for the western craze for Japan. By the turn of the century, Africa followed Japan as the culture craze, just in time to be discovered by the Cubists. Japan showed its art and household goods at the World Fair in London in 1862 and Paris in 1867. Kimonos, fans, parasols, lacquerware, screens and prints became all the rage. text excerpt: Some artists staged Japoneries (Tableaus), which featured models dressed in kimonos amidst Japanese props. This was their idea of adapting their art work to this new Japanese inspiration. These Japoneries look extremely dated, staged and derivative today. Degas and other major artists did not go in that direction. Instead, Degas used the qualities of the Japanese aesthetic and adapted those to his own imagery. Thus, he put his dancers in an elongated pictorial format with an asymmetrical composition. He did NOT put his dancers into kimonos and bedeck them with Japanese props. The successful result is shown below. text excerpt: Although this painting by Monet of his wife Camille is also a Japonerie, it is the only one Monet paints. His others are his own imagery, just like Degas did. The Monets loved Japonism. Claude Monet acquired 250 Japanese prints, which covered the walls of his house in Giverny. Camille wore a kimono around the house. The garden at Giverny is modeled after a Japanese print with the arcing bridge and bamboo. text excerpt: “All my work is based to some extent on Japanese art…" Vincent to his brother Theo from Arles, 15 July 1888
Language Arts Board GameQuick View

Language Arts Board Game

ELA Language Arts board game. Students have fun while reviewing grammar, language use, vocabulary, and spelling concepts! This is great for anytime review, but especially beginning of year, end of year, test prep, and before or after a long break from school. This is aimed at grades 3-5, but it is also perfect for adult ESL as the topics and questions are appropriate for any age group. Download includes: * Game board * 144 question cards (36 for each category: grammar/mechanics, language use, vocabulary, spelling) * An editable template for the question cards so that you can create your own custom questions. * A game spinner (to be used if you don't want to use a game board) * Templates for dice and game pieces * Suggestions for use
C.A.T. Seal Clip Art - Free Teacher Clip ArtQuick View

C.A.T. Seal Clip Art - Free Teacher Clip Art

Show off your awesomeness with this fun, free clip art piece. Print it out and frame it, use it on your email signature, or put it on your teacher docs; the possibilities are endless. This piece is a professional grade, high quality 300dpi file that's been hand-drawn to perfection. It's been designed in full, vibrant color for maximum quality but looks great when printed in black and white. What's Included: 1 Free C.A.T Seal Clipart piece (Certified Awesome Teacher) Features: • High Quality 300 dpi production • Easy to use .png file format • Transparent background • FREE --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The content of this document is copyrighted by ClassCrown™. © 2013 ClassCrown. All Rights Reserved. The redistribution, resale, modification, or republication of any part of this document and its attachments is strictly prohibited. See terms of use for commercial rules. TERMS OF USE: Personal Use: With your download, you are being granted permission to copy and print the artwork (clipart). All copyrights remain with © 2013 ClassCrown. Commercial Use: All free or purchased clipart is available for commercial use with credit: “Clipart created by ClassCrown™ (”. • Clipart may not be resold as artwork, clipart, or any other standalone media. • Clipart is only to be used in the creation of your own original work.
Spring - Art Activity - FreebieQuick View

Spring - Art Activity - Freebie

This simple art project is a great activity to add to your spring-themed curriculum—an activity that is sure to keep children chirping! Check out this activity and browse through our entire store for a complete unit on the season.
FREEBIE Whimsical Hand Draw Clip Art for Autumn Subjects:Clip ArtQuick View

FREEBIE Whimsical Hand Draw Clip Art for Autumn Subjects:Clip Art

These clips are intended add whimsy to your lessons, letters home, bulletin boards – anywhere. They are high resolution and .png for easy layering. These are autumn and Halloween themed. This set contains 73 brightly colored images and their black and white counter parts. They are free for your use – please credit the author if you use them online, in free or priced lessons or in any print work that is not exclusively for your classroom. Please email with your honest opinion of this product.