Springtime with the Masters Art Lesson Packet


Springtime with the Masters Art lessons plus a free Hundertwasser handout

According to my 2015 Readers Survey, many of you need simple, easy lessons that involve little to no prep. Here’s what you said…

[quote] Please include more lessons that don’t use paint [/quote]

[quote] More lessons based on the art of famous artists. The ones that you have created so far are some of my favorites. I would love more. Your blog is my favorite resource. Thanks bunches! [/quote]

Do these requests sound familiar? There are many needs out there and I know I can’t help all of you, but I love responding to your request.

Springtime with the Masters art lesson is a collection of easy prep art activities using paper, marker and colored pencils. These aren’t your typical Deep Space Sparkle in-depth drawing and painting tutorials. They are quick and easy and allow the time-crunched teacher to add a simple art activity at the end of the day.

Here’s how it works:

  • Photocopy the handouts or coloring page onto cardstock and offer these activities for free-choice time or for sub plans for students to color. I find that using markers is a fun way to get a great saturation of color with little effort.
  • Instead of just using the handouts as coloring sheets, amp up the activity by leading a directed line drawing with your students. I’ve included how-to-drawing guides to get you started.
  • If you have more time, allow your students to use the handouts and drawing guides to create a beautiful drawings with colored pencils, watercolor or markers.

Spring-Inspired Artists:

  • Vincent Van Gogh
  • Berthe Morisot (Impressionist artist)
  • Henri Matisse
  • Friedensreich Hundertwasser
  • Claude Monet
  • Canadian artist Maud Lewis

Here’s what the 37-page download of Springtime with the Masters Art Lesson includes:

Springtime with the Masters Preview


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  • sarcel@comcast.net

    Thank you for the Hundertwasser hand out! I just finished prepping a 3rd grade lesson and this will be great for early finishers!

  • mka-sabs@cox.net

    thank you so much for free Hundertwasser download and many other free downloads from newsletter… they are fabulous!!!

  • Betty

    This is on our list of purchases for this spring….We are also planning to have the boys plant a zinnia bed in our yard. More a summer flower but so many colors!

    • Patty

      Thanks Betty…hey, I know you are a Sparkler. Have you looked at the Sparklers Club website? It’s different than Deep Space Sparkle…I’m only asking because Deep Space Sparkle is my main website that has lots of free content but The Sparklers Club has hundreds of standard-based lessons (air more detail), handouts, trainings, etc. Totally fine to peruse both…just wanted to make sure you knew how to enter Teh Sparklers Club.
      Here is the direct link: https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/tmc/

  • Joann Cogdill

    I am a member of the Sparkle club, do I have to purchase this lesson?

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