Let's Make some Great Art, by Marion Deuchars, is a book with plenty of stimulating ideas for your Art lessons. It has simple activities based on art techniques used by famous painters like Van Gogh or Jackson Pollock. The materials needed are also very simple. You will find short biographies of the famous artists and step- by- step instructions to make small pieces of great art. And best of all, it is for artists of all ages!
Here you have the link to see some page examples from the book:
Today, Year 1 pupils have been learning about Matisse's life and they have put into practice the technique 'Painting with scissors' Here you have some examples of their pieces of art and the page I used from the book.