Illustrating Like Norman Rockwell 2nd Ed. Lesson Plan


Learn about Rockwell and Illustrations


This lesson plan is designed to teach students about Norman Rockwell and the genre of art illustrations.

This lesson works well for the Classical Conversations’ Cycle 3, Week 16 fine arts. However, it can be used in a variety of circumstances. Looking for more help? We have a full page of free and paid helps for Cycle 3!

This 17-page lesson plan includes:

  • A condensed background on the artist and his illustrations
  • 10 printable pictures of Rockwell’s work and a self-portrait of the artist
  • A carefully crafted sentence about Norman Rockwell (ideal for memorization)
  • Vocabulary words and definitions
  • Materials list
  • Simple art project instructions
  • Suggestions for scaling the project to different ages
  • Basic stick figure break-down and two line drawings of Gramps at the Plate.

This lesson is also available at a discount in the “Modern Artists Package” which includes 6 lesson plans and is ideal for weeks 13-18 of Fine Arts in a cycle 3 Classical Conversations Foundations community.

(CC Directors: You have permission to purchase this package once for your community and share paper copies with each of your tutors! I’m a CC Director too so I know how important that is. You can read my full Terms of Use here.)

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For more info and some extra photos, check out the blog post “Illustrating Like Normal Rockwell

Additional information


Single User (and up to 10 students), 2-4 Users (and up to 40 students), 5-10 Users (and up to 100 students)


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