2nd Edition - Art History Workbook for Middle School Art- (10) Art History Units

2nd Edition - Art History Workbook for Middle School Art- (10) Art History Units

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Easily teach students about visual art and some of the most famous artists of all time. Easy to use worksheets take students through a biography of each artist, video links with more information, coloring activities, an analysis of artist's work and a final project for each artist. This workbook includes over 200 pages of art history for your students with table of contents.

10 Artist Units that each include:

  • Topics covered and Materials list
  • An 8” x 10” poster of artist or artwork
  • Artist biography sheet
  • Teacher instructions
  • More resources sheets/videos
  • Art analysis
  • Coloring pages of each artist
  • Final student project in the style of each artist
  • Examples of student work
  • The hand, the brain, the spirit and practice rubric
  • Teacher answer keys for art analysis sheets are at the back of the workbook

Artists Covered:

  1. Leonardo Da Vinci
  2. Franz Marc
  3. Frida Kahlo
  4. Salvador Dali
  5. Norman Rockwell
  6. Lee Krasner
  7. Wayne Thiebaud
  8. Andy Warhol
  9. Jean-Michel Basquiat
  10. Jacob Lawrence

Art Periods Covered:

  • The Masters
  • Fauvism
  • Symbolism
  • Surrealism
  • Abstract Expressionism
  • Pop Art
  • Street Art/Graffiti Art
  • Realism
  • Social Realism

This 215-page art history workbook is made for homeschoolers, the TAB art room, and busy teachers who want to be successful teaching art history to upper elementary and middle school art students. This workbook truly does make teaching art history easy for people with little to no art background.

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.

©2021 A Space to Create Art, LLC. Published October 27, 2021.