Norman Rockwell

Art Projects and Curriculum

Student Artwork Showcase


Illustration, Realism







About Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)

Norman Rockwell was an American painter and illustrator. Born in 1894, he is best known for his iconic images of American life and culture, as seen through his many covers for "The Saturday Evening Post" magazine. Rockwell's works are characterized by their attention to detail, humor, and idealized depictions of everyday life. He was known for his ability to capture the heart of American society and its values in his paintings, and his works often convey a sense of hope, optimism, and humor.

Over time, Rockwell became a beloved figure in American popular culture and his works continue to be celebrated for their historical significance and beauty. Today, Rockwell's works can be found in major museums around the world, and he remains one of the most famous and beloved artists of American art.

Norman Rockwell Art Lesson & Art Activity

The art projects, created by the children, involve creating a cover for The Saturday Evening Post Magazine. Rockwell was enormously important as a guide to the American way of life during his lifetime. When the times called for it, he portrayed tragedy, hope, or peace. He saw the poetry, beauty, humor, and sadness of everyday life and made others see it. Be sure to click through the student masterpieces at the top of this page.

Art Elements Taught


Art Activity Emphasis

Magazine Illustrations, Fonts

Vocabulary Learned

illustration, layout, font, detail

Student Art Supplies

Markers, Oil Pastels
Art Lessons for Norman Rockwell

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)

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Working as a volunteer with the Meet the Masters program at my son’s school this past year has been such a great experience. I believe art programs help children build confidence and instill a sense of wonder and curiosity that helps foster creativity. Meet the Masters is so wonderful because it gives young children a taste of art fundamentals while teaching them about the many styles and techniques of artists from around the world and from different time periods. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing each child in my son’s first grade class create their own unique masterpiece!

Online Elementary Art Curriculum
Kim Aish
Harbour View Elementary School, Huntington Beach, CA

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