Historical, Culturally Diverse, Standards-Based Art Lessons to Inspire Young Artists

About the Artist

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
A Japanese master artist who introduces our students to Asian art through his beautiful landscapes and the famous “Great Wave.”  Many of the master artists the children learn about were greatly influenced by Asian art.  The importance of Asian art with its unique style is investigated with artwork from both East and West.  The children explore this artist by painting a bamboo composition on white paper with black tempera ink.




Ink, Water Color





Student Gallery

Katsushika Hokusai Curriculum & Art Projects for Kids

Art Elements Taught

Line, Composition

Art Activity Emphasis

Bamboo Branches, Value

Student Art Supplies

Watercolor Brushes, Watercolor

Vocabulary Learned

calligraphy, contrast, detail landscape, negative, stamp

This artist unit is part of Track B along with six other artists.  All tracks include:


  • 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
    *Art supplies and teacher/volunteer training DVDs can be added to your order.

The below artists are part of Track B. Save more with a track purchase & teach all year long.

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