Resources for Educators

Lesson Plans

Explore art concepts, vocabulary, genres and techniques using lesson plans developed by Maryhill Museum of Art’s curator of education.  They are adaptable to a variety of grade levels and can be used as a stand-alone classroom lesson or in conjunction with a school tour of the museum.

Click on the links below to download PDF versions of the following lesson plans:

Art Techniques 1 – Drawing, Portraits, Paper Prints / Collagraphs
Art Techniques 2 – Crayon, Print making, Watercolor
Art Techniques 3 – Clay, Tempera

Portraits in Tempera
Foil Rodin Sculpture

Educator’s Guide, A Brief History of Chess
Examples of Student Designed Chess Sets

Video Resources

DISCOVER: Icons
Maryhill Museum of Art houses an exceptional collection of Orthodox Icons. This collection began with a gift from Queen Marie of Romania. DISCOVER: Icons is a short video that uses an Icon of St. John the Forerunner, or St. John the Baptist, to help you understand and appreciate this heavenly world.

DISCOVER: Sculpture
Diana, Goddess of the Hunt is a marble sculpture by Albert-Ernst Carrier-Belleuse that is on view at Maryhill Museum of Art. Carrier-Belleuse considered it one of his best and submitted it to the French Salon of 1887. Watch the video below to discover more about the sculpture.