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A is for Apple, A is for Art

from Cleveland Museum of Art

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In this highly interactive 30 minute lesson students use their eyes to spy apples or other fruit in paintings by Renoir, Picasso, and Matisse, then discover how these celebrated artists used color to convey the apple's appearance. Looking at a real apple under different lighting conditions helps students see how light affects form.

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30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Language Arts/English

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.

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Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, Ohio
United States

Virtual Learning at The Cleveland Museum of Art allows classes to connect with the CMA and enrich their studies of history, language arts, science, math and the visual arts through our collection of art and artifacts from around the world. Through live, interactive videoconferencing, students participate in conversations with museum educators that are two-way and fully interactive. Programs are designed for grades K-12 and are aligned with ODE academic standards.

Hajnal Eppley

Program Details


1. Open with introduction about the museum, and explanation of what they will see — paintings with apples and/or fruit.
2. View The Apple Seller by Renoir, and discuss the shadows and reflections.
3. View Interior with an Etruscan Vase by Matisse, and students look for different fruits.
4. Sing a song about apples (“The Little Appleseed”.)
5. View Still Life with Biscuits by Picasso, and students identify elements in the painting.
6. Students review the three artists’ works, and ask remaining questions.


Students will understand how light affects form, and how artists capture shadows and reflections in their paintings.
Students will be able to describe the concept of past and present as it relates to visual art.
Students will be able to observe visual clues or details in artworks or artifacts and determine if the work/object is old or new.
Students will be able to use active listening strategies to identify the main idea and to gain information from oral presentations.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, the Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.