Thursday, November 19, 2015

DRAWS Attention!!! Mona Lisa Parodies!

With a little preparation ahead of time, this could be a fun sub lesson.  I can see kids buying into this one. Check out this blog post:  DRAWS Attention!!! Mona Lisa Parodies!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Free Art Sub Lesson - Lines, Lines and More Lines

WooHoo!!!!!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

In appreciation for supporting this blog and my lesson plan shop, I am giving away a FREE PowerPoint sub lesson.  This is a lesson I taught as an art teacher and still teach as an art sub.  It is an oldie but a goodie that is intended for kindergarten and first grade.  ENJOY!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thanksgiving Season Lesson - Native American Shields

This sub lesson is perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday season.  It may be used by an art sub, art teacher or classroom teacher.  It is one of those lessons where every student feels successful when they are done.

I have taught this as an art teacher/art sub and have found that students get highly engaged in this lesson.

You may find this lesson at my TeachersPayTeachers shop.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Art Sub Lesson - Robot Roundup

Robots! Kids love robots! This is a fully prepared and ready to teach sub lesson. 

It is one that really gets the kids engaged.  They look at photos of different types of robots and get to share what they know about them.  Then they are led through a drawing lesson in which they may either follow along to draw a simple robot shape or draw one independantly.

Afterwards, they add all the details they can imagine. They are encouraged to think about what sorts of jobs their robot could do; what background would fit in their plan; and what other objects would fit well in the drawing. They are given tips on how to color neatly to finish the work. When teaching this lesson as a sub, I have never had a disinterested student. 

You can find this lesson at m TeachersPayTeachers shop: Art Sub Lessons.  It is perfect for a sub as it is fully formed.  All the sub has to do is show the pictures and read what is printed.  They do not have to know how to draw to teach this lesson.  It is all right there in the lesson.

Geometric Art Printables

Here's an idea from A Girl and A Glue Gun.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Art Sub Lesson - Silly Sandwiches

Here's a lesson that is fully ready for an art sub to use.  It may be projected as a PowerPoint or printed out and shown close up.   All the sub needs to do is read the slides and follow the directions.

The Silly Sandwich lesson idea has been around and well loved by students for a few years.  It is perfect for anyone to teach, even someone without art training. The main idea for the lesson is that students are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild.

I have created it so that it uses the most basic of art supplies:  pencil, paper and crayon or markers.

It may be used with Kindergarten through Sixth Grade.

This lesson may be purchased from my TeachersPayTeachers shop, "Art Sub Lessons," for $3.00. I hope that you will enjoy the lesson and check out the other sub lessons I have for sale.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Photo Booth with Value

Here's another clever idea from Nic Hahn (aka Mini Matisse).  Check out this photo booth drawing with value shading.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Art Sub Lesson for Kindergarten, First and Second Grades - Dragon Dance

Emergency Sub Lesson

Now that I am retired from full time art teaching, I substitute teach from time to time.  I realize how important it is for a substitute teacher to be given good plans. Art teachers know to leave a sub plan that can be taught by anyone, but they also need to leave something in which the students will be interested.

This is a lesson that I taught for many years in my own classroom.  I have created this PowerPoint so that all a sub needs to do is to read the information on each slide as they show the pictures.  Questions are included to help lead the students through a discussion. 

The lesson introduces the students to Asian dragon costumes as they might be seen in parades and festivals.  Along with background information about the mythical dragons, students observe decorative details used in these festive costumes.

Using the most basic art room supplies (paper, pencil and crayons), students will create their own imaginative dragon costume.

This lesson may be taught as a PowerPoint projection or printed out and each page shown, one-by-one.

This would be perfect as an emergency sub lesson or as a lesson to be taught by a teacher at any time.

You may find this at my Teachers Pay Teachers shop.  

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Why Is Your Cat Angry?

This lesson for "Angry Cat" includes writing and drawing.  The complete lesson plan for this is over at Mini Matisse.