Art Appreciation/Lessons For Kids

Mona Lisa


Albert Bierstadt
The Rocky Mountains
Landers' Peak

George Henry Boughton
Pilgrims Going to Church

Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Children's Games

Mary Cassatt
The Boating Party

David Playing for Saul

Paul Cezanne
Apples and Oranges

Lucas Cranach the Younger
Conversion of Paul

John Steuart Curry
Tornado Over Kansas

Albrecht Durer
A Young Hare

Sir Anthony Van Dyck
Charles I of England

Jan Van Eyck
The Arnolfini Marriage

Juan de Flandes
Marriage Feast at Cana

The Reader

Blue Boy

Paul Gauguin

Vincent van Gogh
With Bandaged Ear

Francisco Goya
Manuel Osorio De Zuniga

Edward Hicks
Noah's Ark

Hans Holbein the Younger
Edward VI as a Child

Winslow Homer
Sailing the Catboat

Pieter de Hooch
The Courtyard
of a House in Delft

Edward Hopper
Light at Two Lights

Jaume Huguet
The Last Supper

Ito Jakuchu

Emanuel Leutze
Washington Crossing
the Delaware

Limbourg Bros.
Duke of Berry
on a Journey


Jean-Francois Millet
The Angelus

Claude Oscar Monet
Water Lilies
(The Clouds)

Grandma Moses
Beautiful World

Georgia O'Keeffe
Light Iris

St. George and the Dragon

Rembrandt van Rijn
The Syndics of the
Clothmakers' Guild

The Smoke Signal

A Girl With a Watering Can

Sir Joshua Reynolds
George Clive and His Family

Diego Rivera
The Flower Carrier

Norman Rockwell
The Golden Rule

Henri Rousseau
Woman Walking in an Exotic Forest

Peter Paul Rubens
Self-Portrait With
Isabella Brant

Georges Seurat
La Grande Jatte

Portrait of a Man
in a Red Cap

Diego Velazquez
Las Meninas

Jan Vermeer
The Lacemaker

Leonardo De Vinci
Mona Lisa

James Abbot McNeill Whistler
Whistler's Mother

N.C. Wyeth
The Giant

Wang Yani

These studies of Famous Paintings
were written on an elementary level, but will be of interest to all ages.
They will help students become familiar with
and learn to appreciate the works of famous artists.

Teachers, for each lesson you will find a biography of the artist,
a study sheet, a worksheet, a greyscale print of the picture,
a jigsaw puzzle, a printable and online crossword puzzle, word search, and word scramble,
links for further research, and links to art lessons for many of the artists.

There are posters, books, and videos you can order.

We have a new game "Who is the Artist?".

The Art Gallery is open. The public domain prints are taken from a
1913 Edition of Famous Paintings.


Read the story about the artist and the painting.
Study the view of the featured painting.
Study other pictures by the same artist on the page and in the slideshow
Explore the links in the box.
Look at the books in the Library.
Print the study sheet, worksheet and/or multiple-choice test. Answer the questions.
Work the jigsaw puzzle.
Print and work the crossword puzzle, word find, and word scramble.
Choose an online crossword puzzle, word find, memory puzzle, or word scramble to work
Take the online multiple-choice test.
Print and color the picture and/or color it online.
Save your lesson pages and make a book of Famous Artists at the end of the school year.

Note to teachers and parents

How to Use Famous Paintings for Tutoring

Teachers, you can find a list of the completed printable and online multiple-choice tests here.
These tests are computer graded and if you are registered your grades will be saved for you.
You can create multiple classes if you need more than one.)

In the interest of safe surfing for young people,
all outside resources on the art lessons above were checked by hand on 1/1/2012
If you find anything inappropriate please contact Mrs. Stevens at

Teachers and homeschool moms,
you can make games such as these for your students at

See more famous paintings at

My mother, Vera Griffin was also a well-known artist in West Texas.

26018: Masterpiece of the Month: An Art Appreaciation Program for Grades K-5 Masterpiece of the Month: An Art Appreaciation Program for Grades K-5
By Jennifer Thomas / Teacher Created Resources

Students learn about artistic concepts by looking at great works of art. Follow-up art activities using crayons, chalk, tempera paint, and more reinforce learning.

97126: Where Art Thou? Game Where Art Thou? Game
By Wj Fantasy Inc

Increase your family's art appreciation IQ with this unique and exciting game! It includes 4 games in one--you can play Concentration, Art Trivia, Bingo, or Mix and Match, while building memory, visual recognition, and coordination skills. The deck of 72 full-color 2.25" x 2.25" sturdy cards includes two each of 36 images from American masterpieces, with instructions and information about each "canvas." Inside, you'll also find a game sheet complete with all the paintings and instructions for how to play each of the games. Also, the games have many levels of play. Recommended for 2 or more player, ages 3 and up.

Christian Ebooks and reader

04717: Art Lessons: Busy Teachers Guide Intermediate Art Lessons: Busy Teachers Guide Intermediate
By Michelle M. McAuliffe / Teacher Created Resources

Creating specifically for the time-strapped teacher, these easy to create art projects will make art easy and enjoyable for all! Students will learn the basic elements of art and how to apply them with lessons on drawing, painting, and multi-media projects. Each lesson includes a purpose, art history note, material lists, procedure, assignment choices, connection and reproducible. 80 perforated, reproducible pages, softcover. Grades 3-5.

Google Art Project - Virtual Visits to Museums

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