Monday, September 26, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Kindergarten Art Sub Lesson - Monsters

Finding art sub plans for kindergarten is a little hard.  Here's a great lesson that a sub could easily do. Find Monsters at the Artisan des Arts blog.

If you like this lesson idea, you might also like this primary level lesson at my TeachersPayTeachers shop.   

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Art Sub Plan - Wayne Thiebaud

This is a video lesson I created 7 years ago.  ....Wow....7 years ago...... Anyway, if you can download this from YouTube, great!  Or, if you have access to YouTube, great as well.  All you or your sub needs to do is to play and project.  All the information and instructions are right in the video.  You pause when the video directs you too.  It is free too!  Yippee!

The lesson starts off with a bit of a biography of the artist and then goes into the directions for the drawing.   Check it out here:

Monday, August 22, 2016

Art Sub Plan - Mondrian Inspired

This is a nice little handout to accompany a kindergarten lesson on Mondrian. This could work wonderfully as a sub lesson.  Once Upon An Art Room explains what she does in this lesson.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Art Sub Plan - Handout for Subs

Here's a post from Guilford County School's Art Educator's Blog.  Caitlin Fisher shared some handouts that she leaves for subs.  I've shown one here, but there are more on that site.

Friday, July 1, 2016

BFG???? Yes! It Is! Art Sub Plan

If you are looking for a sub plan that is easy to use, but not just a simple handout, this might be the one you want.  When you are scrambling around trying to gather things for an art sub, this is about as easy to prepare for as it gets.

I created it a few years ago, but since the movie BFG (Big Friendly Giant) comes out this summer, I thought it was time to revamp this lesson.  (By the way, if you purchased this lesson previously, you can download this version for free.  Yay!)

It was written so that it could be taught by anyone.  All the teacher needs to do is to show each slide; read the text; and follow the directions.

22 slides long, the presentation of the lesson is long enough to get the students to engage in the lesson and think creatively before they begin to draw.

The supplies needed are pencil, paper and crayons.

It may be projected as a PowerPoint.  It may be printed out and shown as you would show a picture book.  It may even be printed out and projected via a document camera.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Art Sub Plan - Fish Surprise

You've got to check this art sub lesson out over on Mini Matisse.  Its called Fish Surprise-One day Make and Take or Sub Plan. She even includes a video demonstration.  (She is prolific with those videos!)

Art Sub Plan - Circle Monsters

Circle Monsters.  This lesson idea could easily be used as a sub lesson.  You can find this idea over on Mrs. Pearce's Art Room blog.


If you liked that lesson, you might also like this no prep art sub lesson at my TeachersPayTeachers shop. The Ugly Bug Ball.

I have taught this lesson to all levels, Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.  The kids love it!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Art Sub Plan - Put a Pattern On It!

Art Sub Plan

If you watch Portlandia, you may remember the episode where they jokingly said the way to have successful art is to "put a bird on it. " Sometimes I think of the same when it comes to easy art lessons and pattern. Here kiddos, put a pattern on it! While I wouldn't rely too heavily on that in my own classroom, it can work well for sub lessons. The kids may spend extra time filling in patterns.

Here is a unique set of patterns, always a good thing to have when kids get stuck.  She actually has lots of sets of patterns. You will find them here on The Doodler Blog.