Edward Hopper

Art Projects and Curriculum

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About Edward Hopper (1882-1967)

Edward Hopper was an American realist painter and printmaker. Born in 1882, he is best known for his depictions of American life and culture, particularly his scenes of isolated motels, diners, and gas stations. Hopper's works are characterized by their attention to light and shadow, as well as their evocative use of color and composition. He was a master of capturing the mood and atmosphere of modern life, and his works often convey a sense of loneliness and isolation.

Today, Hopper's works continue to be celebrated for their innovative techniques and insightful depictions of American life, and can be found in major museums around the world. He remains one of the most influential and beloved artists of the 20th century, and his works continue to inspire new generations of artists and art lovers alike.

Edward Hopper Art Lesson & Art Activity

Hopper was an American artist that simply and beautifully painted his love of the sea, countryside, and city life.  The students take his simple lines and colors and create a seascape in his style with paint and paper collage. Be sure to click through the student masterpieces at the top of this page.

Art Elements Taught


Art Activity Emphasis


Vocabulary Learned

composition, contrast, detail, horizontal, line, mood, realistic, shadow, vertical

Student Art Supplies

Paint, Crayons, Sandpaper, Q-Tips, Cotton

How the Art Program Works:

1. Assembly

Introducing the Masters—Multi-Purpose Room or Classroom (20-45 minutes)

2. Student Worksheets

Learning from the Masters—Classroom (15-30 minutes)

3. Student Art Projects

Working with the Masters—Classroom (50-60 minutes)

Real Reviews from Real Teachers & Parents

See Why Everyone Loves Meet The Masters

Meet the Masters Art Program and their teachers have been a wonderful addition to Las Palmas Elementary School. Our students love the engaging discussions about art and famous artists and greatly enjoy the actual art projects. The students are a part of raising the funds each year to keep the program going and they love hearing they have reached the amount and art is returning. Meet the Masters is an easy to implement program at any school, highly organized, and worth the money.

Kristen Nelson
Principal, Las Palmas Elementary School, San Clemente, CA

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  • Implementation guide to manage scheduling, volunteers & communication
  • Multi-level, age-appropriate curriculum for all seven artists in this track
  • Engaging PowerPoint visuals that include vocabulary, art concepts & music
  • Timed, illustrated & scripted lessons perfect for teachers or volunteers
  • Hands-on technique worksheets, art project details, art prints, games & props

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