Famous Artists

Famous artists, architects and designers: Art lesson planning, ready to teach.

If you're looking for ready to teach Art lesson plans about famous artists, architects or designers, you'll find them right here. Each of these schemes of work includes an art project which focuses on the life, work and achievements of a famous artist in history, and is packed full of engaging resources to help your children create their own works of art in the style of the featured artist.

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  • Henri Rousseau

    Henri Rousseau

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Find out about the life and work of the French artist Henri Rousseau with this detailed scheme of work for Year 1 and Year 2. Your class will find out about Henri Rousseau's life, his style of painting and the key features to look out for! With detai... Read More

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  • Andy Goldsworthy

    Andy Goldsworthy

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Get creative with this set of five ‘Andy Goldsworthy' Art lessons for KS1! Your class will think about the colours, materials and shapes Goldsworthy uses in his art work. They will explore his paths and walls, circles and spirals, and reflections a... Read More

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  • Giuseppe Arcimboldo

    Giuseppe Arcimboldo

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    These KS1 ‘Giuseppe Arcimboldo' Art lessons ideas for children in Year 1 and Year 2 will have your class looking at portraits in a whole new light. They will explore a variety of Arcimboldo’s paintings and find out what different natural material... Read More

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  • Warhol and the Pop Art Movement

    Introduce your class to one of the most iconic artists of all time with this 'Warhol and the Pop Art Movement' scheme of work for Year 3 and Year 4. Your class will explore what constitutes art and why people's opinions on what art is differ, before... Read More

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  • Seurat and Pointillism

    Seurat and Pointillism

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    This fun and informative 'Seurat and Pointillism' Art scheme of work for Year 3/4 is sure to make your children dotty for art! Not only will they find out about Seurat, the father of Pointillism, and his famous Pointillist artworks, but they will als... Read More

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  • Sonia Delaunay

    Sonia Delaunay

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    Introduce your class to one of the great female artists of the 20th century, Sonia Delaunay. In this art scheme of work for Y3/4, children will find out about the artist’s early life, who and what she was influenced by, and how she developed he... Read More

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  • William Morris

    William Morris

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    Enjoy exploring the industrial revolution from the view of an artist, in this KS2 ‘William Morris’ scheme of work for Year 3/4. Allow the children to decide for themselves in the quality over quantity debate during the engaging lessons about the... Read More

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  • Vincent van Gogh

    Vincent van Gogh

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    Introduce your class to one of the most famous artists of all time with this Vincent van Gogh KS2 Art scheme of work for Year 3 and Year 4. Discover what Post-Impressionism is and what techniques Vincent van Gogh used in his paintings. Your class wil... Read More

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  • Art of Africa

    Art of Africa

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Dive into the rich culture of African art with this five-lesson scheme of work. Challenge your class to think carefully about which mediums they choose for their artwork, as well as the tools they use to sculpt and manipulate clay to recreate a Benin... Read More

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  • Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Year 5

    KS2

    This historical and artistic scheme of work 'Leonardo da Vinci' will be sure to leave your children inspired and amazed! Complete lessons for Year 5 children that will teach them about the Renaissance and Leonardo da Vinci's outstanding accomplishmen... Read More

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  • Gustav Klimt

    Gustav Klimt

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Your children might have learned about symbolism in literature, but what do they know about symbolism in art? Find out all about one of the great symbolists in this series of five lessons about Klimt's life and art work. There are opportunities th... Read More

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  • Monet and the Impressionists

    Monet and the Impressionists

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Introduce your class to one of the most famous artists of all time with this 'Monet and the Impressionists' Art scheme of work for Year 5 and Year 6. Discover what Impressionism is, and where and why it began, before exploring the works of some of th... Read More

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