Visual Arts Lesson Plans

Are you in need of some visual arts lesson plans? Here is a FREE, extensive K-12 curriculum that you can download right now.


As art teachers, it can be a challenge to constantly be coming up with new lessons for our students. Especially when we are teaching many grade levels and seeing hundreds and sometimes even thousands of students every quarter!

Don’t worry, you don’t have to do it all by yourself! The School of Atelier Arts is here to help!

No matter what grade you teach, these free visual arts lesson plans include many lessons that you can incorporate seamlessly into your classroom curriculum maps.

These lessons focus heavily on realistic drawing and painting skills, and cover technical aspects such as accurate shape drawing, nuanced value applications, and in-depth color theory.

One of my favorite lesson series in the entire curriculum is where it helps students discover that every color also has a value. By making each color lighter and darker, students realize that a color can still be green, but can also be light in value or dark in value.

THEN, the lesson continues by having students use their own value color charts for a color-by-number. The final result? Students figure out that they can make a box look three-dimensional just by changing the lights and darks of their colors!

The best part of these curriculum packets is that they develop one skill with another throughout each grade level. No matter how much (or little!) experience your students may have with art classes, you can scale the difficulty up or down the grade levels based on your students’ needs.

Did I mention that these are entirely digitized and 100% sub-proof lessons with thorough teaching directions for each lesson?

Whatever your visual arts lesson plans needs are, you are bound to find something to love in these extensive curriculum packets. 

Have you taught any lessons from this curriculum? Let us know in the comments below.

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