Apple Still Life (Step by Step Art Lesson for Elementary Students)


Apple Still Life (Step by Step Art Lesson for Elementary Students)



This course will lead you step-by-step through a beautiful still life painting project with young students. You will not need previous art education experience to teach this lesson to your students. I will guide you through materials, techniques, and best practices so you can feel confident providing a multi-session rich lesson full of art concepts and art connections.

Course Content

    • Welcome from Tricia

    • Planning step

    • Prepare students for painting

    • View still life examples

    • Deep Space Fugleflick

    • Depth with an apple still life

    • A concrete tool for overlapping

    • Prepare the paper for the painting

    • Trace the foreground apple

    • Trace the middle ground apple

    • Trace the background apple

    • Trace the fourth apple

    • Draw the edge of the table

    • Trace and Erase

    • Let's paint this masterpiece!

    • Paint the "Wallpaper"

    • Paint the "Tablecloth"

    • Paint the Apples (after wallpaper and tablecloth are dry)

    • Learning about line, shape, and color pattern

    • Pattern Choices

    • First Shape Pattern

    • First Line Pattern

    • Second Shape Pattern

    • Second Line Pattern

    • Craftsmanship

    • Carefully Paint Stems and Touch Ups

    • Black Marker! Our Art Room Superhero

    • Trace the Apples, Stems, and Table Edge

    • Label and Trim the Painting

    • Glue and Mount

    • Upload and Download

    • Course Rating (for impact) and Feedback Form

  • Meet the course producers

    Tricia Fuglestad

    Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT, K-5 art teacher in Illinois (USA), has a master’s in K-12 technology integration and has successfully blended digital and physical art making with her transdigital lessons. Her goal is to expand the curriculum, give students an opportunity to explore new media, and find transformative ways for students to demonstrate learning dynamically. Tricia’s classroom is featured in educational publications and higher education textbooks. Her students’ Fugleflicks, student-created, art-related videos have screened at international film festivals and won awards in national contests. Tricia has been recognized for her innovative teaching in 2010 with the PBS Teachers Innovation Award, won Illinois Art Teacher of the Year in 2011, awarded Teacher of Distinction in 2012 by the Golden Apple Foundation, received Western Region Elementary Art Teacher of the Year 2013, selected as a Jacobs Educator 2014-15, was presented with the NAEA Art Technology Outstanding Community Service Award in 2016. Her classroom was honored with a Tech in Action award by the ISTE teachers network in 2018 and her students’ online art gallery through Artsonia was recognized nationally in 2019.


    Make beautiful art with your students

    Engage students with media-rich instruction

    Learn best practices for craftsmanship with little artists

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