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

About the Artist

Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
Homer’s use of value (light and dark) in his masterpieces is explored.  Students relive turn-of-the-century Americana through Homer’s illustrations and paintings.  Using value with only black, gray and white, the children create a Homer-type composition.


Illustration, Realism


Oil, Water Color





Student Gallery

Winslow Homer Curriculum & Art Projects for Kids

Art Elements Taught


Art Activity Emphasis

Seascapes with Value, Value Tracing

Student Art Supplies

Oil Pastels, Pencils, Tracing Paper

Vocabulary Learned

contrast, horizon, illustrator, realistic, value, watercolor

This artist unit is part of Track A 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 A. Save more with a track purchase & teach all year long.

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