Lesson Plans

The Niki Charitable Art Foundation encourages educational interaction and learning through Niki de Saint Phalle’s art. Below-posted are art projects that can be done using simple materials in a school setting guided by education professionals, or at home with parental and instructional guidance.

If you have a Lesson Plan you would like to share with educators all over the world, please direct all email correspondence with copyright specifications to education@nikidesaintphalle.org and we will post it after assessing its appropriateness.

  • Balloon and Plaster Sculpture

    Students will use plaster and balloons to mold a sculpture by using different tools to create grooves and imprints onto their plaster sculpture.

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  • Letters & Printmaking

    Learn about Niki de Saint Phalle’s artistic letters with a lesson and project on printmaking

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  • Assemblage Non-figurative Portrait

    Students will learn the basics of collage and assemblage art process, and how to arrange and use an array of images and objects to produce an original work.

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  • Tarot Card Painting

    Students will learn about Tarot Cards and their symbolism, modeled by Niki de Saint Phalle's designed deck and create a Tarot Card of their own.

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  • PRIDE Color Wheel

    Students will learn the basics of color theory & artists who challenge gender roles through art and art processes.

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  • Peace Posters - Religion and Coexistance in Contemporary Art

    Students will learn about the major contemporary religions through art and art history.

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  • Social Justice Zine

    Students will learn how social justice movements and art work together to enhance important messages.

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