DIY Art Lessons

Looking for a fun art lesson to do with your class? Check out some of the cool things we have found. Each lesson uses simple techniques, basic art supplies, and includes step-by-step instructions for you to follow.


Teachers, please note that the documents are account and password protected. Use the same login credentials as used for the database (lesson request and lesson change).


If you would like to submit your own favorite art lessons to be included in this list, please email them to Kimberly.

Primary (K-3)

Clay Pumpkin Clay Pumpkin 3D Pumpkins
3D Pumpkins
Fablevision Dot
Dot Day Handbook
Mouse Paint Color Mouse Paint Color Wheel One Fish Two Fish One Fish, Two Fish Royal Pooches Royal Pooches
Kandinsky Color Kandinsky Color Study Winter Scene Winter Scene Valuable Snowmen Valuable Snowmen
Gyotaku Printing Gyotaku Printing Painted Paper Fall Trees Painted Paper Fall Trees Monet's Water Lilies Monet's Water Lilies
Straw Painting Straw Painting Cut Paper Circus Cut Paper Circus Clay Self-Portraits Clay Self-Portraits
Collaborative Wire Mobiles Collaborative Wire Mobiles Color Mixing Gumballs Color Mixing Gumballs Color Wheel Creatures Color Wheel Creatures
Contour Self-Portraits Contour Self-Portraits Fall Line Leaves Fall Line Leaves Fall Perspective Landscape Fall Perspective Landscape
Golden Mosaic Suns Golden Mosaic Suns Matisse Underwater Collage Matisse Underwater Collage Mondrian Collage Mondrian Collage
Pinch Pot Frogs Pinch Pot Frogs PysankyEggs Pysanky Eggs Rainforest Paintings Rainforest Paintings
Symmetrical Paper Masks Symmetrical Paper Masks Texture Pumpkins Texture Pumpkins Thiebaud Ice Cream Cones Thiebaud Ice Cream Cones
Watercolor Ducks Watercolor Ducks Catching Snowflakes Catching Snowflakes Exploring Paint Exploring Paint
Mealtime Collages Mealtime Collages Pastel Landscape Pastel Landscape Sandwich Collages Sandwich Collages
Snowy Owls Snowy Owls Tooth Fairy Pinch Pots Tooth Fairy Pinch Pots Winter Birch Trees Winter Birch Trees
Alpine Trees Alpine Trees

Secondary (4-6)

Egyptian Faces Egyptian Faces Henna Hand Design Henna Hand Design Picasso Face Picasso Face
O'Keeffe Flowers Georgia O'Keeffe Flowers Chalk Cats Chalk Cats Mayflower Mayflower
Bike Art Bike Art Color Wheel Trees Color Wheel Trees Name Designs Name Designs
Drip Painting Drip Painting Abstract Radiating Flowers Abstract Radiating Flowers Sea Otters
Sea Otters
Drip Painting
Dr. Seuss video
Clay Mission Tiles Clay Mission Tiles Architectural Reflection Prints Architectural Reflection Prints
Artists Analyze
Artists Analyze
Clay Face Mugs Clay Face Mugs Clay Roses Clay Roses
Digital Pop Portraits
Digital Pop Portraits
Digital Radial Designs Digital Radial Designs Empowered Self-Portraits Empowered Self-Portraits
Fall Photography
Fall Photography
Foil Relief Sculptures Foil Relief Sculptures Graffiti Names Graffiti Names
Meet Me in the Middle
Meet Me in the Middle
Negative Space People Negative Space People O'Keeffe Flowers O'Keeffe Flowers
Painted Paper Landscapes
Painted Paper Landscapes
Paul Klee Chalk Portraits Paul Klee Chalk Portraits Radial Printmaking Radial Printmaking
Surrealist Zentangle Portraits
Surrealist Zentangle Portraits
Warhol Pop Cans Warhol Pop Cans White Cups with a Twist White Cups with a Twist
Clay Hanging Pocket
Clay Hanging Pocket
3-5 Clay Looms
3-5 Clay Looms
Abstract Color Wheels
Abstract Color Wheels
Chinese Dragons
Chinese Dragons
Clay Picasso Portraits
Clay Picasso Portraits
Decoding Jacob Lawrence
Decoding Jacob Lawrence
Explore Art Making
Explore Art Making
Forced Perspective Photos
Forced Perspective Photos
Oil Pastel Nature Drawings
Oil Pastel Nature Drawings
Printed Tessellations
Printed Tessellations
Russian Buildings
Russian Buildings
Winter Castles
Winter Castles