Sunday, December 8, 2013

Clowning Around - Emergency Art Sub Lesson

I have left this lesson with my subs for a couple of years now.  They seem to do well with it.

I have uploaded it to TeachersPayTeachers here:  Art Lesson for Subs - Clowning Around

As with all my sub lessons, all you need to do is to print out this 20 page PowerPoint and leave it for the sub.  The only materials they will need are paper, pencil and crayons.  All the directions and visuals for your sub are included.  The sub just needs to read the questions and comments on each slide, and that will direct your students.


The lesson begins with photos of clowns through history.  In order to make an art history connection, I have included a medieval masterpiece of a court jester. Each slide includes questions and statements for the students to think about while creating their drawings.


This lesson would work well as an emergency sub plan as the materials are basic and the directions are complete.  The lesson costs only $3.50 and will save you great amounts of time over the years.

Take care.

1 comment:

  1. You can also discuss with your class the question of why don't clown paintings hang in museums like other genres of art? More here, including a link to a 4 page gallery of clown paintings: http://www.artsology.com/clown_paintings.php

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