Elementary Visual Art Resources

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Welcome! This Elementary Visual Arts Resource webpage is specifically for elementary students and parents. Art instruction at the elementary level is typically provided through a partnership between the PTA/PTSA, the Issaquah Schools Foundation, and the Issaquah School District.

Until we can safely resume these amazing programs, we are working hard behind the scenes to create resources and video art lessons for our teachers that can be used in a virtual setting.

In addition, we hope this page can provide resources and lessons for both parents and students to access. We want every student to experience the joy of art!

Please take a minute to watch this video & how it shows the vital role the Arts play in our lives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D69mKyndEY 

Thank you to our contributors!

Thank you Charlotte Mann, Skyline High School Art Teacher, for sharing her lessons including the Navajo Blanket, Chinese Inspired Dragon, Kumihimo, and Diagonal Lines. We also thank Sarah Sundt, Beaver Lake Middle School Language Arts teacher, for her lesson Paint a Landscape.

Video Art Lessons

These lessons have been created by various Issaquah School District teachers and PTSA art docents. Thank you to all our volunteers who are sharing their love of art by creating these lessons. In addition to reducing stress, encouraging creativity and promoting emotional wellbeing, these lessons also meet state Visual Art Standards and teach a variety of artistic skills. During this unique year, we want these video lessons to add additional artistic and creative opportunities for all students. 

We have tried to use materials we believe most students have access to, such as paper, crayons, colored pencils, markers, scissors, and glue. Please contact Karen Harmon, Elementary Art Curriculum Specialist, if you would like support in acquiring any of the supplies used in these lessons. 

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Applause Crowd Cheering sound effect Cheer on a friend or lift your own spirits with this motivational sound effec...
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Scribble Art for Relaxation Recommended Grade Level: All ages Materials Needed: Drawing paper, colored pe...
Preview for Nature Walk Art 13:57
Nature Walk Art Recommended Grade Level: All ages Materials Needed: Drawing paper, items foun...
Preview for Trying out Cerealism 11:04
Trying out Cerealism Recommended Grade Level: All ages Materials Needed: Cereal box or other food ...
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Wayne Thiebaud Inspired Dessert Art This is an art lesson made for K-5 students. Students would first compare and... Posted November 25, 2020
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Navajo Blanket K 5 Art Lesson Elementary art lesson about line, symmetry based on Navajo Art. Posted September 24, 2020
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Kumihimo This video is about Kumihimo. Posted February 18, 2016
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BLMS Painting Tutorial: Paint a Landscape with Ms. Sundt! Interesting in trying something new? Want a creative activity that is also re... Posted April 6, 2020
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How to Stop Motion This video shows students how to create a stop motion animation. Art lesson s... Posted November 20, 2020
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Chinese Inspired Dragon This video is about making a dragon inspired by the Chinese New Year. Posted February 7, 2016
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Diagonal Lines This video is about Diagonal Lines. Posted November 30, 2015

Contact

Harmon.Karen

Karen Harmon
Elementary Art Curriculum Specialist

Art Resources

Arts WA

Click here for a fantastic resource full of videos and lessons for all Arts (ArtsWA - Creative Start Studio).

Within this site, you can search for all public works of art displayed around King County (or search other counties in Washington State that you may visit!). During this time, there are many of these works of art that are displayed outside and would be safe to visit! Click here to search the collection.