Intro to Art: Middle School Art or High School Art Curriculum


Get everything you need to teach an introduction to art class with this middle school art or high school art curriculum. 15 projects, 48 activities included in this year-long art curriculum.


Do you need meaningful middle school art or high school art curriculums? This visual arts curriculum bundle includes lessons, worksheets, and a lot more to fill every single day of a school year (can also be trimmed down to a semester-long course). All you need are the art supplies and you are set for the year! Perfect for new art teachers who are not sure where to begin with their new art class.

I have taught high school Introduction to Art since I started teaching art. I have tweaked things over the years, and every now and then I switch things out. This is a compilation of my favorite art work projects, my go-to’s, everything you need to fill up every single day of a year-long or semester-long class. In addition to short activities and worksheets, this includes 14 take-home quality projects.

This intro to art high school art curriculum pack includes: 

  • Year Long timeline
  • Semester-long timeline
  • First day items: syllabus bathroom passes, tell me about you sheet, art survey, letter to parents, artist to know table, and behavior contract
  • Art notebook set up: Table of contents and worksheets
  • 21 lesson plans: includes big idea, essential questions, goals, objectives, supplies, vocabulary, step-by-step instructions, national standards
  • 17 rubrics
  • 6 critique worksheets
  • 20 PowerPoints
  • 42 worksheets: Includes elements of art, principles of design, visual journal, drawing, color theory, perspective, contour line, and many more.
  • 20 printable posters to decorate your classroom.

❤️In addition to all the content between the 20 lessons every proficient level national standard is covered as well as 6 accomplished level and 1 advanced level national standards.

Read more details on the middle school & high school art lessons included below:

Drawing Unit:

Painting Unit

Sculpture Unit

Mixed Media Unit

Classroom Decor

This curriculum is perfect for middle school art or high school students. I hope this Intro to Art unit will engage your students as much as they engage mine. Your students will certainly make some spectacular works of art that can be displayed in your art room for everyone to admire.

My Introduction to Art curriculum is the foundation for all my other art courses. Each of my art education classes builds on the last. Build on the Intro curriculum with my semester-long drawing course curriculum here.

Check out the preview for a closer look at what is included!

What are teachers saying about these great resources?

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This is a great resource. It was so worth the money! It is so nice to have a lesson or worksheet already prepped for you.” – Amy W.

****This curriculum is so comprehensive it’s too large to upload to the TPT website. After purchase, you will download a PDF with a link for Google Drive access. Download it to your computer or move to your Google Drive easily.

Only looking for an Introduction to Painting? Purchase these lessons for a lower price in my Intro to Painting semester-long curriculum.

Only looking for an Introduction to Drawing? Purchase these lessons for a lower price in my Intro to Drawing semester curriculum.

Build on this introduction to art course with these amazing products! 

  • Painting curriculum here.
  • Advanced Art or AP Art guided assignments curriculum here.
  • Intro to Sculpture and Ceramics curriculum here.

Check out more of my art resources here.