Art Lesson Plans
Huntington Art Gallery • Scott Gallery • Discovering Art
Huntington Art Gallery
Landscape Painting: Artists Who Love the Land, from the Smithsonian Institution. This site has a background essay and two lessons about understanding the composition of landscape paintings. Students learn how to look at landscapes and how artists create a sense of depth within a painting.
Scott Gallery of American Art
First Family of American Art, from the Art National Gallery of Art
This page focuses on the contribution of James Peale and his family to the development of American art. The activity is an examination of still life paintings. Includes links to other Peale family images.
John Singleton Copley, Watson and the Shark, from the National Gallery of Art
This site look closely at the Copley painting of the story of a 14-year-old boy who was attached by a shark. The narrative within the painting is drawn out.
Mary Cassatt: Celebrating Everyday Life, from the National Gallery of Art
This page includes background on Cassatt, activities for the classroom, and links to other Cassatt images.
Thomas Moran, from the National Gallery of Art
This site is an online exhibition of Moran’s works within an historical context.
Discovering Art (Huntington and Scott Galleries)
Art and Art Appreciation for Young Children, from AskERIC, Syracuse University
This lesson is a series of art activities using the element of line. It progresses from simple paintings made using lines, to identifying the styles of various artists.