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Visual Arts - 6th

Exploring the World of Visual Arts

Welcome to our exciting journey into the world of Visual Arts! In this lesson, we will dive into the fundamentals of visual arts, exploring various art forms, techniques, and famous artists. By the end of this lesson, you will have a deeper understanding of the power of visual expression and be able to create your own unique artwork.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know the different art forms and their characteristics
  • Understand the basic elements and principles of art
  • Create a piece of artwork using various techniques


This lesson will be a combination of interactive discussions, hands-on activities, and visual presentations. We will explore different art forms through examples and engage in group discussions to deepen our understanding. You will also have the opportunity to create your own artwork using different techniques.


  • Art supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, markers, etc.)
  • Visual presentations (slides, videos, etc.)
  • Examples of artwork from different art forms


Activity 1: Introduction to Art Forms (Know)

1. Begin the lesson by discussing the importance of visual arts in our lives. Ask students to share their favorite artworks or artists.

2. Introduce different art forms such as painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and photography. Show examples of each art form and discuss their characteristics.

3. Engage students in a group discussion about their impressions of each art form. Encourage them to share what they like or find interesting about each form.

Activity 2: Elements and Principles of Art (Understand)

1. Introduce the basic elements of art: line, shape, color, texture, value, and form. Explain each element using visual examples.

2. Discuss the principles of art: balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity. Show examples and explain how these principles are used in artworks.

3. Engage students in a hands-on activity where they create a collage using different elements and principles of art. Provide art supplies and guide them through the process.

Activity 3: Creating Your Own Artwork (Can Do)

1. Allow students to choose an art form they are interested in exploring further.

2. Provide guidance and resources for students to create their own artwork using the chosen art form. Encourage them to experiment with different techniques and express their creativity.

3. Once the artworks are completed, organize an art exhibition in the classroom where students can showcase their creations. Allow time for students to discuss their artwork and provide feedback to their peers.


Assessment will be based on:

  • Active participation in group discussions
  • Completion of the collage activity demonstrating understanding of elements and principles of art
  • Creativity and effort put into creating their own artwork
  • Ability to articulate their artistic choices and explain the meaning behind their artwork

By the end of this lesson, you will have gained a solid foundation in visual arts, developed your artistic skills, and discovered the joy of self-expression through art. Get ready to unleash your creativity and let your imagination soar!

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Common Core State Standards for Visual Arts

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