Art Lesson: Giuseppe Arcimboldo Roll and Draw Art Project and Sub Plans

Art Lesson: Giuseppe Arcimboldo Roll and Draw Art Project and Sub Plans

This can be used to homeschool the 5th through 8th grades.
This is a great tool for 4th- and 5th grade students.

Included: PDF, 26 Pages

Engage middle school students in learning Art history Late Italian Renaissance Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s portrait of him with vegetables and fruits. Your tummy with delicious foods art sub planThis folder contains engaging art projects with low prep that can be used by substitute teachers. Learn about fresco paintings, the artist’s portraits in reverse, and Vienna’s Hasburg Court. The PowerPoint presentation includes detailed, close-up photographs and step-by pictures. This will help you guide your students through the entire process.


Do you need an art lesson to replace someone who is going absent? Looking for an activity to do? Remote accessOder Distance learningSituation? You can get rid of the stress that comes with being away! It is designed so that you can complete both the reading and practice drawings in one lesson and then return to the project the week after.

You are planning on Maternity leaveAre you looking for art projects that are ready to go? Even an uncertified sub-artist could manageAre you worried? No worries! You don’t have to worry!

Complete your art sub plan A folder with detailed lessons on art that will inspire your students but not overwhelm them. Include a copy of the game and some dice in the box. It’s easy for your students to learn how to play this game and to take it with them.


Do you want to encourage self-reliance within your art space? The Giuseppe Arcimboldo Art Game is the most effective and productive. Finisher activities for the early hours For your students.

Create a center for choice-based arts where students can choose from a variety of activities. Let students choose what activity they want to make by printing the directions and game board backwards. It’s similar to creating a Directed drawing Activity in which students follow the art process.


You are an art teacher searching for the right job. Differentiated art lesson It will boost independent thinking, problem-solving and skill acquisition.

There are four ways art can be distinguished: the result of the project and how it was done, as well as the tasks that students were given, the additional resources available to them, and the level of support provided to each student. Each project, regardless of whether it is based on the same Giuseppe Arcimboldo-designed portrait board, has a unique outcome.

There are three options for students to create their own design. First, students can use the game board to choose their pieces. You can also choose a second board. These are both printables. Finally, to make it easier for teachers who want engaging online lessons, I have added digital spinners!


  • 17-page, non-editable PDF
  • Presentation in PowerPoint, 9 pages.
  • Roll a Dice game
  • The Game is also available in a Choice-Based Drawing version
  • 4 Portrait Templates
  • Giuseppe Arcimboldo Background Info Handout
  • Instructions and a Step-by-Step Tutorial for Pictures
  • Visual Arts Self-Assessment rubrics
  • Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
  • 8 Statements titled “I Can” that align with Studio Habits of Mind
  • Try Drawing Page
  • Coloring Page
  • Students can use the Paperless Google Drive digital resource (also available in Google Classroom and Schoology as well as Seesaw, Microsoft OneDrive, Teams, Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Seesaw and Microsoft OneDrive).
  • Digital Spinner Wheels are available for download on Google Slides, YouTube and YouTube (links at the bottom of the page)


By rolling the die, and gathering the parts necessary to make a Giuseppe Arcimboldo Portrait, you can create one.

  1. Trace one template onto another piece of heavy-weight white drawing paper.
  2. Then, roll the die to select which set of eyes you’ll draw.
  3. Roll the die two more times to determine which nose and ears you’ll add from column #2.
  4. Then, roll again to select which mouth you’ll pick from column #3.
  5. The fifth roll will give you which cheeks you’ll draw.
  6. And lastly, roll two more times to determine which chin and hair you’ll add from column #5.
  7. Once you’re finished drawing, outline everything in permanent marker.
  8. You can then color it with colored pencils or markers.



By downloading this teacher resource you acknowledge that it is only a one-user licence for your personal classroom and you do not have any copyright. Glitter meets Glue teaching materials may not be adapted or resold. Graphic credit may not be removed from any teaching material.


You might also be interested in purchasing a license for your coworkers to use the product. Additional copies will be discounted 10% Use the honor system in this place as you would for your classroom.

Created by Amie Bentley, © Glitter Meets Glue Designs, LLC

It is an amazing resource that I use both in class as well as remotely. It was extremely popular with students from all walks of life. We are grateful!

As they made their very own funny portraits, my students absolutely loved this resource! It is easy to look at and draw the examples in the lesson. The labels are also very helpful!


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