High School Arts and Humanities Lesson Plans

  • Ancient Greek Theatre - The students will learn how to make their own appearance look older. They will be asked to present their own aged face for a final presentation.
  • Creating A Castle - They will learn castle terms, as well as all of the different rooms and details needed to complete their individual castles.
  • Creating Packing Tape Casts - In this activity students use packing tape to create casts of objects. They apply several layers of tape around an object.
  • Cubomania - Cubomania is a technique used in surrealist art. It involves taking a photograph, cutting it up, and reassembling it in a new way.
  • Drawing the Trapezoid Human - Students will be able to draw a human figure in proper proportion by employing geometric shapes they are familiar with already.
  • I-Paint, I-draw, I-see - To gain information on an art career, and skill in paiting and figure study.
  • Frottage - Textured rubbings are fun to do, but often they are left as just that. In this lesson, students are challenged to incorporate those textures into their pictures.
  • Learning About Surrealism - Some goals of this lesson is to be able to tell the difference between the Surrealist movement and any other art movement.
  • Ndebele Object Painting - The learner will organize the components of a work into a cohesive whole through knowledge of organizational principles of design and art elements.
  • Parsemage - Parsemage involves creating pictures by laying chalk dust or charcoal in water and then putting paper under it and lifting the paper up.
  • Proto Renaissance - Students will recognize the shift in style, substance and subject. Students will recognize the use of oil.
  • Screen Printing - Teach students how to create a screen print. Allow them the freedom to express what is important to them.
  • Scratchboard Pictures - Students create pictures out of scratchboard in this lesson. The animals or objects they can choose are limitless, but the greater the detail, the more the picture will stand out.
  • 60 Second Famous Artist Report - Students will research important information about their artist.

Other Lesson Plans That We Enjoy

  1. Allegory in Painting
  2. An Introduction to the Relationship Between Composition and Content in the Visual Arts
  3. Color Me Happy: Color, Mood, and Tone
  4. Common Visions, Common Voices
  5. Everything in Its Right Place: An Introduction to Composition in Painting
  6. Horse of a Different Color: An Introduction to Color in the Visual Arts
  7. Images at War
  8. In Depth with the Full Spectrum
  9. Learning the Blues