An interview with Franz Spohn, artist extraordinaire: 1. You are the “Artist Extraordinaire” at Faber-Castell.  What is the best part about being the Artist Extraordinaire?   To begin, I consider it quite an honor. To have the opportunity to work with lots of kids, families, educators and of course, the many wonderful folks at Faber–Castell. This […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]