Karla Gerard Landscapes Art Game
Ready to teach a Women’s History Month art project that’ll keep elementary art classes engaged? This Karla Gerard landscapes art lesson will boost confidence and creativity. Kids will love her folk art paintings of farms, houses, trees, and animals. Moreover, they’ll enjoy playing a roll a dice game to paint a landscape of their own!
And, it’ll help time-starved teachers like you create lesson plans based on folk artists like Karla Gerard.
During this art project, your class will discover how Karla Gerard’s community inspires her to paint landscapes. Use it to discuss background, middleground, and foreground as well as folk art painting ideas. Students will create a mixed media folk art landscape using the step-by-step guide and PowerPoint.
Plan lessons about Women’s art history and art appreciation in a way that excites them. Finally feel confident in your art curriculum and be organized and prepared to teach art!
Can I be honest with you? Art history can sometimes be boring for kids. There, I said it. Teaching about artists and cultures doesn’t have to be a snoozer, though!
I’ve designed 3 different ways for students to attempt this folk art project. All will engage kids to create! Choose which way works best for your classes:
- Roll a dice game to add randomness to your student’s artwork
- “You Pick” idea worksheet for kids to choose their own elements
- Digital spinner wheels, so kids can randomly pick elements and you can integrate technology in the art room
- Printable dice template in case you have no dice
- Step-by-step picture directions to guide students through the art process
- Drawing practice worksheet, for kids who want to sketch out their ideas
- Karla Gerard Artist biography about the life and work of this American folk art landscape artist, so you don’t need to research
- “Big Ideas” reflection worksheet where students write about their art process
- Art rubric, a self-assessment tool to get students thinking about things like craftsmanship and art project goals
- 8 “I CAN” Statements aligned to the Studio Habits of Mind to use during instruction or post on your bulletin board
- 4 Art exit tickets with quick, thought-provoking prompts
- Art history coloring pages to keep kids inspired by Karla Gerard’s landscape paintings outside of the art room
Ways to Use My Karla Gerard Landscapes Art Lesson
This folk art drawing project is flexible and can be used in many ways throughout your art room and beyond. It’s great for maternity or emergency art sub plans, early finisher activities, and even for virtual art class or an after-school art club.
You Will Receive
- 1 Non-Editable Printable PDF (Karla Gerard Landscapes Art Project)
- 1 Non-Editable PowerPoint
- 5 Digital Spinner Videos (downloadable, and links to them on Google Slides and YouTube)
- Paperless Google Drive Digital Resource
Why You’ll Love It
I used this resource when I had a substitute teacher. The guest teacher was able to easily deliver directions and my students produced a wonderful landscape.
These dice art activities are always my favorite to leave with a sub. End of year 2nd graders were able to handle the complexity of this project just fine!
Great art project, my students were very engaged through the whole process! Will be using with future classes, for sure!