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Artist Unit Study - Personal use Download

Personal Use Download This item is for personal use only. You may use it for your own children as needed. If you are using the curriculum in a multiple-family co-op group or a school class, you will need to purchase the Classroom version of the curriculum.

Welcome to The World’s Greatest Artists Vol. 1!

Age Group: These unit studies are intended for elementary students ages Kindergarten - 5th or 6th grades.


Come along on our quest to learn about some of the world’s greatest artists! So grab some art supplies and get ready to explore, create, and learn!

In this series of artist studies, we will be taking a look at 8 of the world’s greatest artists. The idea behind these studies is to immerse students in the work of each artist so that they are well familiar with their style, methods, and images. Much of your time studying will be through open discussion with students.

Upon completion of this curriculum, your student should be able to easily recognize the artwork from each artist studied. They will also have learned several different techniques, mediums, and styles as well as have gained an appreciation for art work in general.


I suggest scheduling approximately 4 weeks per artist. Each artist study has 8 lessons, so that averages to 2 lessons per week over the course of 32 weeks. However, the lessons can be easily adapted to fit your schedule as well. That said, this unit is extremely flexible, and can be adjusted to fit your needs easily.

Each study includes:

  • Lesson plans for each week
  • Lap Book printables
  • Artist Notebooking page
  • Art Puzzles
  • Artist Flashcards

Much of our time studying will be through open discussion and hands on experimentation. Upon completion of this curriculum you will be able to easily recognize the artwork from each artist studied, learn to look at art critically, as well as have gained an appreciation for art in general. You will also have explored some new techniques, and created several of your own unique masterpieces! And at the end you’ll have a wonderful Greatest Artists Lap Book to refer to!

Resources needed for this study include:

I highly recommend the Mike Venezia Books to go along with my curriculum, they are included in the lesson plans. The books are a fun addition and are perfect for younger kids!

If you would like to skip this additional cost, you can often find them at your local library, or you can do internet searches for each piece of art discussed as you go through the curriculum as well.


What Artists are included in Vol 1?

  • Pablo Picasso
  • Vincent Van Gogh
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Claude Monet
  • Henry Matisse
  • Georgia O’keefe
  • Michelangelo
  • Leonardo Da Vinci

For several lessons there are hands on activities to help students recognize and appreciate the artwork they are studying. Here is an example of a puzzle Turbo worked on for Georgia O’Keeffe from World’s Greatest Artist Vol. 1.


And here is a close-up of the Artist Flashcards, again one of our artists from Vol. 1.



Lapbook: As you progress through the curriculum students will create a fun lapbook with puzzles, artists flashcards, reports, and mini-books to help remind them of the artist’s work, how they felt about it, and what they remember most! Here is what the inside of your lapbook will look like once you start filling it up (Pics are from Vol. 1, and yes, Georgia’s name has been fixed)!


Note: This is a downloadable product, you will not be mailed a hard copy. This download has 76 pages.

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