Paul Cézanne Art Lessons

Art Projects and Curriculum

Immerse your students in the art work of Paul Cézanne with our engaging lessons centered on his nature-inspired perspective. From apple art lessons to still-life drawing classes designed for kids and children, explore geometric shapes and create vibrant still-life collages using tissue paper, and much more.

Student Artwork Showcase


Post Impressionism







About Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)

Paul Cézanne was a French artist who is considered a pioneer of the transition from Impressionism to modern art. Born in 1839, he is known for his innovative approach to still life and landscape painting, which combined the loose brushwork of Impressionism with a greater emphasis on structure and form. Cézanne's work was characterized by his use of color and his innovative treatment of space and depth. He was a major influence on the development of Cubism and other modern art movements, and his work continues to be celebrated for its contribution to the evolution of modern art.

Today, Cézanne's paintings can be found in major museums around the world and are highly sought after by collectors. He is regarded as one of the greatest painters of the 19th century and continues to be celebrated for his unique vision and contributions to art history.

Paul Cézanne Art Lesson, Activity & Projects for Elementary

The children create their own still-life artwork with tissue paper collage. Patterning and overlapping concepts are introduced with this artist.  Be sure to click through the student masterpieces at the top of this page.

Art Elements Taught


Art Activity Emphasis

Still Life Collages

Vocabulary Learned

contrast, critique, depth, horizontal, landscape, overlapping, palette, pattern, portrait, shape, still life, vertical

Student Art Supplies

Tissue Squares, Crayons, Flat Brushes
Art Lessons for Paul Cézanne

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 continues to be one of the most successful programs at our school, with the largest consistent group of parent volunteers. Our students recognize art by “the masters” when they see it around town or on family trips. Students that call themselves “bad at art” have been delighted when they see the beautiful art they can create. Thank you for all you do to make this curriculum glow and shine. We love it and are so thrilled to continue to use it at our school!
Art Teacher Curriculum
Melanie Allred
Paradise Valley Engineering Academy, Morgan Hill, CA

More Artists on the Same Track

Save more with a track purchase & teach all year long.

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.