Art Lesson PlansNow there are so many art lessons and projects on The Arty Teacher website this page has been created to give you an overview of some of the great things you will find here. Each section highlights the best selling resources for that theme.  Remember, you don’t have to pay for these resources individually as with a subscription you can download 10 resources a month. If you are looking for art lesson ideas you have come to the right place.

Exciting Techniques & Processes

The resources below are just some of the downloads that teach your students exciting techniques and processes.

Charcoal Ammonite
Teach Your Students How to Use Charcoal
Collage Techniques and Processes
Collage Techniques and Processes
Stitching into Images
Stitching into Images

Complete Units of Work

These complete units of work are each an entire project.  It’s wonderful to be able to teach new projects and to not have to spend hours and hours planning. There are many more complete art units on The Arty Teacher.

Surrealist Art Project
Surrealist Eye Project
Art Lesson Plans for Jasper Johns
Jasper Johns Watercolour
Texture Wall Hanging
Texture Wall Hanging

Popular Art Lesson Ideas

These resources are popular with art teachers from around the globe! If you’re looking for new art lesson ideas these are perfect.

Woven Shading Task
Woven Shading Task
Strips and Circles Shading Task
Extension Drawing Tasks

Art Lesson Plans for Teaching Portraits

Most art teachers teach portrait lessons at some point in the year.  Students really seem to love this topic even though it’s really difficult.  Below are three best selling portrait resources.  Click an image to learn more, or click here to see all art lesson plans about portraits.

Proportions of the face
Proportions of the Face
Portraits Project
Drawing Features of the Face

Art Lesson Plans for Teaching Colour Theory

Color theory is easy to teach with these resources to help you.  Every resource has the different spelling of ‘color’ and ‘colour’ to keep art teachers around the globe happy!  As well as the best selling resources below, there are more color theory art resources on The Arty Teacher.  This includes resources that help teach about harmonious, analogous and complementary colours.

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Complementary Colours
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Free Color Wheel
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Color Wheel Pattern

Engage Boys in Art Lessons

Art teachers have told me that boys have really engaged with the resources below.  Of course, many girls would enjoy them too.

engage boys in art
Draw Car Details
8 Car Grid Drawings
Gargoyle Grid Drawings

Art Lesson Plans – Art Literacy

The Arty Teacher is particularly hot on literacy resources because art literacy is integral to most art curriculum’s.  On The Arty Teacher there are resources to do this through discussion, analysis and written tasks.  Click an image below or browse Art Literacy resources.  You may be interested in art resources that incorporate Blooms Taxonomy.

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Talking About Art Discussion Activity
Art Keywords
Free Keys Words List
Annotating My Art Work
Annotating My Work

Art Assessment Resources

We all have to spend a lot time marking and assessing art work.  Many of the art assessment resources on The Arty Teacher are designed to save you time.  Click the images below or here for all Art Assessment Resources.

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Marking a Drawing
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Peer Marking & Self-Assessing Drawing
assessing a drawing rubric
Assessing a Drawing Rubric

Easy Art Lessons for Substitute Teachers

The Arty Teacher prides itself in having helped hundreds of art teachers access sub/cover lessons when they need them the most.  You’ll find many of them will fit in with what you are teaching and will continue to teach your students the skills they need.  3 popular sub lessons are below or you can find lots of art sub lessons here. These are ideal if you are looking for one day art lesson for substitutes.

All Star Grid Drawing
art sub lesson plan
The Circle Game
Drawing fruit
Drawing Close-Ups of Fruit


Zentangles worksheets really seems to engage students.  These three resources are all on the zentangle theme.  Click on the images below, or there are more Zentangle Art Resources on The Arty Teacher.

Zentangle Feathers art project
Zentangle Feathers
Zentangles Sub Lesson
Zentangle Patterns
Add zentangles to the crab
Add zentangles to the crab

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