Art History Workbook Bundle 3: 5 Famous Artist Biography Units:Middle School Art

Art History Workbook Bundle 3: 5 Famous Artist Biography Units:Middle School Art

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This art history workbook introduces students to the artists Jackson Pollock, Jean-Michel Basquiat Salvador Dali, Jacob Lawrence, and Leonardo da Vinci. Students learn about the artist through an artist bio, video resources, coloring sheets, and art analysis. Then they complete a project in the style of the artist. Extension activities are also included.

Each workbook includes:

  • An Artist Biography Sheet
  • Teacher Instructions
  • More Resources Sheets/Videos
  • Art Analysis Sheets
  • Coloring Pages of each Artist
  • Student Project for each artist
  • Reflection for each artist

Art Periods Covered:

  1. Abstract Expressionism (Pollock)
  2. Pop Art (Basquiat)
  3. The Masters (Da Vinci)
  4. Harlem Renaissance (Lawrence)
  5. Surrealism (Dali)

Mediums Covered:

  1. Acrylic Painting
  2. Painting on Unusual Surface
  3. Drawing
  4. Colored Pencil
  5. Digital or Mixed Media


How to Organize:

This visual art student workbook is a digital download and is one PDF document that can be printed in grayscale or color, hole punched, then compiled into a three-ring binder. The keys are located at the back of the ebook and should be kept out for your own use. Each artist has a poster included so it can be used to denote the end of each artist unit in the workbook.


Use Tpt Easel to easily assign individual pages or packets!

No experience teaching art is necessary.

Ways to use in the homeschool classroom:

  • As an introduction to a famous artist and their work.
  • To teach national visual arts standards including Creating; Responding; Connecting and Presenting.
  • To teach drawing and painting skills.
  • To teach a variety of media including Watercolor, Acrylic Paint, Mixed Media Collage, Colored Pencil, Graphite and Google Drawings Digital Art.

Ways to use in the visual art classroom:

  • A supplement to other materials and lessons.
  • Art analysis
  • Early finisher work or Art History TAB stations.
  • A Quick sub lesson.

Best suited for grades 5-8, but can be taught to younger and older students as well.

Visual Art Portfolio

The binder is a great place to keep student work and when complete shows the students growth over time. At the end of the workbook conducting a portfolio review can be a meaningful and valuable experience for the student and it is also a great way to show other kids and family members.

Don’t want to print color copies? Allow students to open PDF file from a google drive on their computers to view colored versions of artwork or project the example using a document camera.

©2022 A Space to Create Art, LLC. 01.10.22

This workbook was produced by A Space to Create Art LLC. All material included was created for exclusive use in the resource. All rights reserved.