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.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Circle Drawing

The blog post I am linking to is about Choice in the art room.  I love this drawing in the round though, and could see a sub doing it. This post is from Donald Art Room. You could create a lesson on pattern, symmetry or radial design.

If you liked this lesson, you might also like this one in my Teachers Pay Teachers shop.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Art Sub Plan - Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes

Art sub plan.

This was written as an art sub lesson, but it could be used as an end of the year lesson. At this time of year your kiddos will need some lessons that are engaging.

Here's a lesson that I taught to over 800 students this winter as I was subbing for art teacher friends.  It talks about fairies and gnomes and where they might live. We looked at illustrations from fairy tales and also at photographs of fairy houses and gnome homes that people have built for fun. We also looked at student illustrations and talked about the fun houses that the kids dreamed up.

I taught it to kindergarteners all the way up to fifth graders.  They were engaged and having fun as I taught it.  I wrote it as a sub lesson, but it can be taught by an art teacher or classroom teacher as well.

It is over at my TeachersPayTeachers Shop: Art Sub Lessons.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Art Sub Plan for Kindergarten - Shapes and Animals

Here's an art sub plan for kindergarten.  Make an animal out of cut shapes.  She includes the worksheet to use. Visit Art On My Hands for the details.