Fall Art Lesson Plan

Create vibrant acorns and leaves in this Fall art lesson based on the book “Hocus Pocus, It’s Fall”. ART AT HOME – Fostering a creative foundation in your child with art Imagine, create, experiment and discover. Art is where children learn to express ideas and feelings, solve problems, and develop self confidence and self discipline. You can […]

Mixed Media Lesson Plan

Objective: Students learn painting and mixed media techniques to create a magical tree. “As he came to his favorite tree, Fletcher saw a magical sight; the tree was hung with a thousand icicles shinning silver in the early light. ‘You are more beautiful than ever,’ whispered Fletcher.” FLETCHER AND THE FALLING LEAVES, by Julia Rawlinson, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke   National […]

Creativity Cans at Principal Show

Faber-Castell® launched their iconic Creativity Can at the 2017 National Principals Conference in Philadelphia to inspire hands-on creative experiences in the classroom. Creativity Can® is a versatile, hands-on tool for learning the 4C’s of 21st Century Skills. Creativity Communication Collaboration Critical thinking   This innovative, ready-to-use educational tool is filled with simple and fun materials […]

Have you heard about the hide and seek rock painting movement? Groups of all ages are hiding painted rocks across the country in hopes of spreading kindness and joy to those that discover them.  Guest blogger, Marisa Wissman, who was co-chair of a recent rock painting event at her children’s school, describes why rock painting […]

Learn to Paint

In this lesson plan, students will learn to paint boats like Claude Monet. An example of Monet’s artwork Fishing Boats, Calm Sea (1868) is shown here. Growing up outside the port city of Le Havre, France, Monet was familiar with boats. His father earned his living servicing larger ships at his small shop. Monet never owned his own boat until the […]

nature lesson

Create a nature journal with this fun and scientific lesson plan. Students will study plants and animals and create a nature journal filled with sketches, notes and other exciting discoveries! Objective: Students conduct a scientific study of plant and animal life in their own backyard or neighborhood by documenting it with sketches, field notes and research, […]

Rock Painting Lesson

Rock Painting with a twist! Students develop the drawing and painting skills to transform a rock into a rabbit. HOME FOR A BUNNY–by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Garth Williams In the Spring a bunny came down the road. He was going to find a home of his own. A home for a bunny, a […]

Henri Matisse Art Lesson

In this Henri Matisse Art Lesson, students will learn about the life and art of Henri Matisse, and create a cut out collage inspired by his work.   “From the moment I held the box of colors in my hands, I knew this was my life. I threw myself into it like a beast that […]

Tar Beach

Tar Beach lesson plan is inspired by the work of the famous writer, painter and quilter, Faith Ringgold. Grade Level: 2nd – 4th grade Objective: Students learn about the Contemporary American artist Faith Ringgold, and create their own story quilt collage inspired by her book, Tar Beach. Time Required: 3 45-min. class periods National Core Arts […]

Valentine's Day Art Project

A fun and colorful Valentine’s Day Art Project using Faber-Castell Oil Pastels. Kids can create adorable Candy Hearts with personalized messages for Valentine’s Day.   Supplies: 12” X 18” watercolor or heavy stock paper. Because you’ll be using baby oil, thin paper will not work. Oil pastels Baby oil Q-tips Heart-shaped templates (Not necessary but helpful) Step […]

Valentine's Day Art Project

  Grade Level: Kinder – 6th grade   Time Required: 1-1/2 45-min. class periods   Objective: Students identify the people, moments, memories, places and things that are important to them. They then create artwork expressing their ideas in a heart painting.     Materials: Connector Paint Box/brush DuoTip Black Marker Watercolor Pad 9 x12   […]

Eric Carle Artwork Lesson

A lesson plan for students based on the artwork of writer and artist, Eric Carle. Dream Snow is a book by Eric Carle. In this lesson plan, students will learn about the artist and writer Eric Carle, and then design a piece of art using his graphic collage style and method. National Core Arts Standards […]

Haunted House Art Project

This Halloween art lesson is inspired by Friedensreich Hundertwasser.  Halloween Art Lesson Objective: Students become acquainted with Hundertwasser’s art and architecture, then create a Hundertwasser-inspired haunted house in the spirit of Halloween. National Core Arts Standards Creating: #1, 2, 3 Presenting/Producing: #5 Responding: #7,9 Connecting: #11 http://www.nationalartsstandards.org/ Materials: Faber-Castell Oil Pastels or Faber-Castell Beeswax Crayons Pencil Brush […]

Texture Art Lesson

This texture art lesson plan teaches students to create texture art through the use of a variety of line work and painting effects on their own image of a Great Horned Owl.   “For one minute, three minutes, maybe even a hundred minutes, we stared at one another.”   OWL MOON by Jane Yolen, illustrated by […]

The Dot Lesson Plan

International Dot Day, a celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. THE DOT, by Peter Reynolds, 2003 This lesson plan celebrates International Dot Day with a student art exhibition based on the color study Farbstudie Quadrate, by the French Expressionist, Wassily Kandinsky, well known for his color theory. In honor of The Dot, students are introduced […]

Earth Day Art Project

The goal of this exercise is for children to learn about the concept and use warm and cool colors in a watercolor painting of their own. The Faber-Castell Connector Paints are designed to click together in various creative combinations for interest and to encourage creativity. Materials: – Connector Paints – CLIC&GO Water Cup – Black […]

Pop Art Hearts

A Valentine’s Day Art Project is inspired by Romero Britto.  Britto is a Brazilian-born and Miami-made international artist that uses vibrant, bold and colorful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him. Britto has created a visual language of hope and happiness all its own that is inspiring to millions of people everywhere. […]

In 2014, Faber-Castell® Premium Children’s Art Products launched its first ever Marker Recycling Program. 100 Terracycle boxes were distributed to schools nationwide. These boxes are used to collect empty plastic marker barrels. When the boxes are full, the marker barrels are then sent to Terracycle where they find new lives as outdoor furniture, reclaimed jewelry, […]

“When you put together things that people have thrown out, you’re really bringing them to life – a spiritual life that surpasses the life for which they were originally created.” -Louise Nevelson 1899-1988 By Janis Doukakis   Vocabulary: Found objects – objects that originally had a different purpose, which the artist collected and used in […]

Fun lesson for Earth Day! By Janis Doukakis   Introduction: The goal of this exercise is for students to learn about the concept and use of warm and cool colors in a watercolor painting of their own. The Connector Paints are designed to click together in various creative combinations for interest and to encourage creativity. […]