Wendy Blickenstaff

Western Landscapes
Art Lessons & Curricula

Teaching

I usually teach using my own "Mini-Masters" Art Curriculum described below, but am also familiar with and can teach from other standard art programs commonly used in schools, such as "Art Works", "Art in Action", and "Portfolios Art".  I incorporate other standard reference books and materials into my lessons, including Holt, Rinehart and Winston's "Fine Art Timelines", the "Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists" series, "Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting", and Edgar Payne's "Composition of Outdoor Painting".

The following are examples of Mini-Masters Projects that I am currently offering in my curriculum; each project is conveniently numbered "MM-1 through MM-49" for your reference.

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These are additional samples of artwork and projects that my students have produced over the last several years.

 

 

Idea Boxes

 

 

 

 

 

 


"Mini-Masters" Lesson Plans

Fine Art Lessons

A single “Fine Art Lesson” takes anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes.  Each lesson includes a description and brief history of a single artist, and a “hands on” student art project using the featured artist as an inspiration.  Basic elements of art are taught in each lesson:  line, shape, form, shading, proportion, color, style, pattern, motion, perspective and more.

 

 Some of the artists featured include:

Botticelli

Leonardo De Vinci

Michelangelo

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Rembrandt

Anne Vallayer

Adelaide Labille-Guiard

Monet

Hokusai

Picasso

Vincent Van Gough

Andy Warhol

Klee

Miro

Mondrian

Jackson Pollock

Georgia O' Keffe

Chuck Close

Seasonal Art Lessons

Winter Snow Scenes

Landscape Painting in Watercolor, Acrylic and Tempera

Mr. Bones Halloween Skeleton (Human Figure Study)

3-D Flowers and Buds

Seasonal Gift Projects

All Holidays

Science Based Art

Globe with the Earth’s geographical features

Solar system art mobile

Solar system light and shading poster

Plant art, plant parts-Georgia O’Keefe

Bird silhouettes

Bug and arachnid art--defining bug parts

Social Studies Based Art

Native American Indian Games

Egyptian art

Cave paintings

Cartooning

Literature Based Art

Doctor Seuss Crazy Hats and Parade

Math Based Art

Tessellations

Fundraising Art and Classroom Projects

Self Portraits

Printmaking

My Neighborhood

Chessboards

Neighborhood Birdhouses

Mosaics

Big Masterpieces


Please email me to learn more about my teaching experiences,  and classroom expertise.  I love to work with and teach children in and out of the classroom in both large and small groups.  Detailed curriculums and my weekly, daily and hourly rates are available on request.