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Fun with Art Movements

By on Jan 4, 2013 in 1st Grade Art Lessons, 2nd Grade Art Lessons, 3th Grade Art Lessons, 4th Grade Art Lessons, Famous Artists, Kindergarten Art Lessons, SHOP FOR LESSON PLANS | 10 comments

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Fun with Art Movements introduces Impressionism, Expressionism and Cubism to young children with three easy, colorful art lessons. Inspired by Van Gogh, Monet and Picasso (you can’t get any better with these three!) this 23-page booklet shows how to introduce these art movements in a fun, exciting way through coloring pages/drawing guides, full-color tutorials and special techniques.

Inspired by Van Gogh’s Cypresses in Wheat Fields, Monets’ Tulip Fields in Holland and Picasso’s many cubist works, children will learn concepts such as abstraction, horizon line, landscape perspective, color value, patterns and lines and much more.


This 23-page booklet features three complete lessons and is perfect for ages 5-9. The booklet includes:

  • 23 pages of photo-tutorials and teacher tips
  • An introduction to 3 art movements
  • How to draw a cubist bird handout
  • 3 coloring pages: Picasso’s Three Musicians, Van Gogh’s Cypresses in Wheat Fields, Monet’s Tulip Fields in Holland
  • Student galleries
  • Art Supply lists
  • Student Objectives




  1. Hip, hip, hooray! I love it! We teach all 3 of these artists as part of our 2nd grade emphasis on art, so this will be a perfect complement to the resources we’ve already gathered. Thank you for your work and inspiration!

    Michelle Gifford

    January 4, 2013

    • Thanks Michelle! I love all three of these lessons (especially the cubist birds!).

      Patty Palmer

      January 4, 2013

  2. thanks Patty!! You rock.


    January 5, 2013

  3. I love what your doing to support us Art Teachers. Thanks Your the Best!

    Que Gaskins

    January 24, 2013

  4. The cubism birds turned out so well. I pinned a few of them on qldteacher. Thank you.


    April 23, 2013

  5. Hi! Love your site, and I have to confess, I’m the homeschool mom who can barely draw a stick figure. And now I’m considering teaching Art at our co-op this next year. (Don’t worry, I’ll have a helper who can actually draw. Teaching is my passion.) I’m just wondering how long each lesson usually takes. We have 50 min classes. Just need to know for planning purposes. Thanks for any thoughts you have.


    June 26, 2013

  6. I am going to buy 5 packs for my students in the USA – I teach them online as I am in RSA. Is there a chance that I can get a pack (or teachers instructions) so I can brief each child according to the packs they have in front of them?
    Thanx and God Bless

    heather dittmar

    July 30, 2013

    • I’m not sure I units and your request. The PDF art booklets are designed for teachers teaching students, so all instructions are there. you can test one of the booklets for free ( Royal Pooches) so you get an idea of what they are like.

      Patty Palmer

      August 6, 2013

  7. Are there literature books to recommend to read for these 3 artists?


    July 12, 2015


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