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Discover our comprehensive unit plans, designed to inspire artists of all ages and skill levels. Each unit begins with an exploration of materials and techniques, and gradually builds towards a finished artwork. These units connect with different subjects and themes, providing a structured, yet open-ended creative journey. From drawing and painting to printmaking and paper mâché, our unit plans offer a step-by-step approach to artistic development. Start exploring today! 

Our Most Popular Unit Plans: 

Drawing Imaginary Plants with Oil Pastels

Explore drawing your own imaginary plant using oil pastels.

Exploring Line and Shape

Explore line, shape, color, and pattern, through art making and close observation of works of art.

Collagraph Animals

Explore collagraph printmaking and make a collaborative mural of animals in a habitat.

Collage Puppets

Explore lines and shapes, using oil pastels and collage, and make a collage puppet.

Assemblage Sculptures

Explore using everyday materials to make expressive face sculptures. (Middle school)

Drawing Imaginary Plants

Explore drawing the lines, shapes, and textures of different plants as inspiration for your own imaginary plant.

Hidden Voices

Look at portraits created by American artists with disabilities and create your own collagraph print of someone you admire.

Imaginary Pets

Explore imaginary pets through drawing and clay. 

Imaginary Animal Collage

Explore tearing, cutting, arranging, and composing shapes to make an imaginary animal collage. 


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