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Achieving Art Success with ArtAchieve

Length: 60+ lessons
Includes: Video, printable, & hands-on resources
Age/Grade: 1st – 12th Grades
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How to Use This Course

These art lessons teach your students how to create works of art, but they don’t stop there. They incorporate history, geography, social studies, literature, and even math and science in as many ways as possible to interest the non-art student in art and interest the art student in other important subjects. There are short videos, printable guides, cross-curricular ideas, and more!

Course Introduction

We believe that anyone can learn to draw, and that learning to draw is an essential skill. Drawing is not a skill reserved for special people who have “talent.” Rather, it is a skill, just like reading or math. Our goal is to provide you and your students with art lessons that insure success (e.g., the cat you draw will LOOK like a cat), while leaving plenty of room for creative interpretation (the cat you draw will be YOUR OWN unique cat).

We believe that art should be integrated into the curriculum. The visual images included in each lesson are designed to pique student interests in geography, history, literature, math, and/or science. Each lesson is also designed to help students pursue those related interests.

We want our lessons to be easy for anyone to teach, whether they have a background in art or not. Therefore, the lessons are so complete that children who can read could follow them on their own.

You CAN provide quality art technique and appreciation lessons for your children in your own home with this course, even if you don’t have a background in art! Discover how Haitian artists turn steel barrels into art, why Polish artists incorporate angels into artwork, and how the mosaic art form has been used in Israel since the time of Jesus. Stemming from the philosophy that “anyone can learn to draw, and that learning to draw is an essential skill,” ArtAchieve lessons feature:

  • Simple, step-by-step instructions that even a young elementary student can follow independently
  • Video format available for most lessons, including background and cultural information that brings each lesson to life
  • Clear, predictable introduction → preparation/warm-up → guided demonstration → creative finish →review format for maximum success
  • Downloads of warm-up activities and any needed printouts
  • Lists of supplies for instructional level
  • Numerous links to related cross-curricular activities
  • “Tips for Teachers,” including how to evaluate artwork and what to do when your child makes a mistake in the middle of a project
  • Tutorials incorporated throughout that demonstrate proper body positioning, how to use the finger and arm joints effectively to control tools, and proper equipment to achieve desired results

Incorporate art with other more “academic” subjects smoothly because with Achieving Art Success with ArtAchieve, the subject integration is already done for you!

Level I: Grades 1st Grade-12th

  • Lesson 1A: Simple Lines
  • Lesson 1B: Shading Objects that Have Corners
  • Lesson 1C: Shading Rounded Objects
  • Lesson 1D: An Introduction to Painting
  • Lesson 1E: Techniques that Make Chalk Pastels Fun to Use
  • Lesson 2: The Czech Cat
  • Lesson 3: The Hungarian Insects
  • Lesson 4: The Haitian Gecko
  • Lesson 5: The Dragonfly from Ecuador
  • Lesson 6: The Chinese Dragon
  • Lesson 7: The Owl from Bali
  • Lesson 8: The Kitenge Tree Wall Hanging from Tanzania
  • Lesson 9: The Plate from Nepal
  • Lesson 10: Four Suns with Four Faces
  • Lesson 11: The Sheep from Wales
  • Lesson 12: The Umbrella from Thailand
  • Lesson 13: The Wooden Block Print from India
  • Lesson 14: The Angels from Poland

Level II: Grades 3rd-12th (should complete Level I first)

  • Lesson 1: The Swedish Dala Horse
  • Lesson 2: The Korean Wedding Duck
  • Lesson 3: The Japanese Goldfish
  • Lesson 4: The Elephant from Ghana
  • Lesson 5: The Ukrainian Cat
  • Lesson 6: The German Nutcracker
  • Lesson 7: The Sri Lankan Landscape with an Elephant
  • Lesson 8: Tessellations—Repeating a Pattern to Create Original Art
  • Lesson 9: The Ukrainian Rooster
  • Lesson 10: Hiding Butterflies
  • Lesson 11: The Mexican Mask
  • Lesson 12: The Russian Fortress—Color Value and Analogous Colors
  • Lesson 13: The Polish Szopka
  • Lesson 14: The Mermaid from Denmark
  • Lesson 15: The Weaving from Thailand
  • Lesson 16: The Mosaic from Israel

Level III: Grades 5th-12th (should have mastery of Levels I and II)

  • Lesson 1: The Hawaiian Frog
  • Lesson 2: The African Crowned Crane
  • Lesson 3: The Chinese Horse: Drawing the Horse’s Head
  • Lesson 4: The Face from The Gambia
  • Lesson 5: The Pacific Northwest Totem Pole
  • Lesson 6: The Eastern European Firebird
  • Lesson 7: The Wood Carving from Kenya
  • Lesson 8: Kandinsky and Color Mixing
  • Lesson 9: The Nine-Banded Armadillo
  • Lesson 10: The Russian Matryoshka
  • Lesson 11: The Canada Goose
  • Lesson 12: Da Vinci’s Clock
  • Lesson 13: Let’s Make a Movie
  • Lesson 14: The Thai Green Peafowl
  • Lesson 15: The Carvings of Capernaum

Level IV: Grades 6th-12th (should have mastery of Levels I-III)

  • Lesson 1: The Ukrainian Face with Hidden Surprises
  • Lesson 2: The Chinese Horse: Drawing the Entire Horse
  • Lesson 3: The Albatross and the Galleon Ship
  • Lesson 4: The Hawaiian Heliconia
  • Lesson 5: The Bangladesh Monster
  • Lesson 6: Draw Like an Ancient Egyptian
  • Lesson 7: The Convent in L’viv: Shading Angular Objects
  • Lesson 8: The Stained Glass Nativity Window
  • Lesson 9: The Rooftops of Zagreb
  • Lesson 10: Drawing People with Degas
  • Lesson 11: The Still Life in Tints and Shades
  • Lesson 12: The French Orchids

Level V: Grades 7th-12th (should have mastery of Levels I-IV)

  • Lesson 1: Diocletian’s Palace in Croatia
  • Lesson 2: The Carpathian Church: Painting in the Style of Van Gogh
  • Lesson 3: The English Opinicus
  • Lesson 4: Grandma Moses and the Queen Anne House
  • Lesson 5: The Lion Collage from Kenya
  • Lesson 6: The Ancient Greek Trireme
  • Lesson 7: The California Almond Orchard
  • Lesson 8: The Whidbey Island Lighthouse with Clouds
  • Lesson 9: The Lion Print from China
  • Lesson 10: The Castle Ceiling Head

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