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World’s Greatest Artists Vol. 2

I’m so excited to release this today! I’ve had so many questions and requests for a second volume to my original World’s Greatest Artist Unit Study that I couldn’t say no! So without further ado, we have the World’s Greatest Artists Vol. 2!

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Introduction:

Come along on our quest to learn about some of the world’s greatest artists!  In this series of artist studies, we will be learning about 7 of the world’s greatest artists. We will immerse ourselves in the work of each artist so we become well familiar with their style, methods, and images. The Unit study includes 8 open and go lessons for each artist.

Much of our time studying will be through open discussion and hands on experimentation. Upon completion of this curriculum you will be able to easily recognize the artwork from each artist studied, learn to look at art critically, as well as have gained an appreciation for art in general. You will also have explored some new techniques, and created several of your own unique masterpieces!

So grab some paint brushes, paints, and get ready to explore, create, and learn!

Who is this for?

I designed the artist units for elementary aged students, typically K-5, but I’ve had several people say that they’ve been used for older students with great success as well.

Scheduling:

I suggest scheduling approximately 4 weeks per artist. Each artist study has 8 lessons, so that averages to 2 lessons per week over the course of 26 weeks. However, the lessons can be easily adapted to fit your schedule as well.

What artists are included in Vol. 2?

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Materials needed:

  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Paint, water color and tempera
  • Paint Brushes
  • Drop Cloth, or something to protect your work area
  • Clay or Play-doh

Resources Suggested: Getting to know the World’s Greatest Artist Series by Mike Venezia:

For several lessons there are hands on activities to help students recognize and appreciate the artwork they are studying. Here is an example of a puzzle Turbo worked on for Georgia O’Keeffe from World’s Greatest Artist Vol. 1.

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And here is a close-up of the Artist Flashcards, again one of our artists from Vol. 1.

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Lapbook:

As you progress through the curriculum students will create a fun lapbook with puzzles, artists flashcards, reports, and mini-books to help remind them of the artist’s work, how they felt about it, and what they remember most! Here is what the inside of your lapbook will look like once you start filling it up (Pics are from Vol. 1, and yes, Georgia’s name has been fixed)!

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Click below to get your Greatest Artist Unit Studies now! Hope you enjoy learning all about art!

40 Comments

  • Tara Leahy September 11, 2012 at 5:42 am

    thank you thank you for offering this for free. I have been debating and thinking and praying about if we were going to do an art program this year. I didn’t want to spend any more money on curriculum but I felt really led to do art appreciation~ and then ta da prayers answered~! PS we LOVE LOVE LOVE our PK program and my son could is just a sponging up all the letters~ Thank you thank you. From a mother who has a 8, 6, 4 yo and is a daily reader of your blog~

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  • Corina September 11, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Thank you!!! We loved the 1st one and I’m sure we’ll love this one, too. Thanks so much for sharing your gifts with us all!

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  • Sarah C September 11, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Thank you!

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  • channon September 11, 2012 at 6:01 am

    I am so excited to see volume 2! I just had a “download fest” of some of your great printables for our school this year. Thank you for all the work you put into it for us. I don’t see how you find the time 🙂

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    • taylor May 4, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      Hi! Do you still have these? I’m a new art teacher and would love to inherit some resources!

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  • Lisa September 11, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Thank you so much! I buy and download all your stuff to save for years to come. I plan to homeschool my boys (age 2 & 1). Thanks again!

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  • Laurie B September 11, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Thank you SO much for these!! I absolutely love all of your wonderful printables!! We use them so much in our homeschooling!!

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  • Bethany September 11, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Thank you!! I am so excited to get to do these with my daughter! 🙂 I love the curriculum you make!

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  • Angie Hernandez September 11, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Thank you so much for sharing! I love all your printable material, we use them in our homeschool!

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  • Ashlyn September 11, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Thank you so much! We have been enjoying your Road Trip USA curriculum and I can’t wait to incorporate the Artist studies. 🙂

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  • Katrina September 11, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Thanks a million for sharing your talents God has
    blessed you with; you truly honor Him by doing so.

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