Friday, May 17, 2019

Art Sub Plan - Landscape with Patterns

I have seen many iterations of this patterned landscape lesson.  I have drawn up three visuals you could use if you want a sub to use this as a lesson.  

Artescula blog and Crayola both have varying instructions on the plan.






Monday, May 13, 2019

Art Sub Plan - Secret Rooms and Hidden Passageways

Before I got a job teaching art, I taught fifth grade.  I taught my class art when I could and tied it into our lessons.  When I taught the pyramids, my students drew imaginary interiors to the pyramids. They were enthralled, and so excited to share their drawings.  I have been meaning to recreate that experience as an art sub lesson for years.  Finally, I did it.

This is a lesson I named, "Secret Rooms and Hidden Passageways." Students look at a variety of hidden spaces in art work; in history; and in imaginary images.  They then create their own space with trap doors, hidden rooms, secret hallways, and all manner of spaces that are tucked away.

You may find it in my TpT shop:  Art Sub Lessons




Sunday, May 5, 2019

Kindergarten - Dog Party - Idea for an Art Sub Lesson

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Here is a sweet idea for preschool and kindergarten that I had not seen before.
This teacher used the idea from

Monday, April 29, 2019

Art Sub Plan - Insect Designs with Radial Symmetry - STEAM/STEM

TpT shop has an art activity that could be used with an art sub, a center, or an early finisher activity. This could be used by elementary, middle, or high school students.  Create Insect Designs with Radial Symmetry - STEM/STEAM


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Symmetrical Mothers Day Design and Card

The TpT shop, Cool Classroom Stuff, has a fun art activity for elementary or middle school. It could be used for subs, centers, or early finishers. It includes circle templates that are divided to help design symmetrical floral designs. There is a template for creating a design to a Mother’s Day card as well as one for a larger design.

This radial symmetry lesson is a STEAM lesson as it integrates math and art.
floral design using radial symmetry


It could be used by elementary and middle school students.


Middle School Art Sub Idea - Abstract Name Designs

Here's an idea you might use for an art relief lesson.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Art Sub Plan - The Ugly Bug Ball


This lesson was created with an art sub in mind. All of the directions have been included for their ease of use. There are multiple ways to use it. It may be printed out so that the sub may present it up close on paper or shown as a PowerPoint presentation.

Here's a comment from a buyer:  "The kids produced wonderful drawings and images. The sub used the plans for my intermediate groups grades 3-5 and she loved working with the kids as the plans were so meticulously laid out!"


cover from an art sub lesson - has a child's drawing of bugs at a party

The materials needed for this lesson are the most simple: paper, pencils and crayons or markers. Here's what another buyer had so say about that: "Great lesson to leave for a sub as everything needed was included and the prep was minimal and used things commonly found in the art room. "

The lesson begins with a discussion about masterpieces featuring insects by the artists Balthasar van der Ast, Nicolaes de Bruyn and then William Heath-Robinson. The lesson then leads the students to creating an imaginary scene of insects at a party. Each slide includes questions and statements for the students to think about including in their drawing.

I have taught this lesson to all levels, K through Fifth. My subs who have used this lesson have left feedback that they and the students thoroughly enjoyed the lesson.

I hope that this will be a well loved lesson for you and your students and that it helps you when you are in need of a sub lesson. 


The materials needed for this lesson are the most simple: paper, pencils and crayons or markers.

The lesson begins with a discussion about masterpieces featuring insects by the artists Balthasar van der Ast, Nicolaes de Bruyn and then William Heath-Robinson. The lesson then leads the students to creating an imaginary scene of insects at a party. Each slide includes questions and statements for the students to think about including in their drawing.

I have taught this lesson to all levels, K through Fifth. My subs who have used this lesson have left feedback that they and the students thoroughly enjoyed the lesson.

I hope that this will be a well loved lesson for you and your students and that it helps you when you are in need of a sub lesson. 

You may find this lesson here:  TPT Shop: Art Sub Lessons

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Bugs and Insects - Easy and Fun Art Activities

Now that spring is here, people are interested in nature art lessons. Here are some related to bugs and insects.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Kindergarten and First Grade Art Project - Birds and Birdhouses - Sub Lesson Idea

People are always seeking art sub plan ideas for kindergarten and first grade. Here is a project that you could easily turn into a sub lesson for both.  She has complete instructions too...

Friday, March 1, 2019

Art Sub Plans for Kindergarten and First Grade - Imaginary Travel

One good place to check when you need art sub lessons is KinderArt.

Here's a lesson that they recommend for ages 5 - 8.  They include a short write up of a lesson with a sample art work. Your sub would probably appreciate some supplemental material such as picture books that go with the theme. It is a sweet little lesson you can leave for your sub if you have time to add a few more visuals and maybe a book to go along with it.


Here's one of mine that has a similar theme, but there 17 pages with visuals; a script for the sub to follow; and instructions. 
Here are a couple of comments from teachers who have used this lesson:

"As a regular classroom teacher tasked with teaching art I love your lessons - makes me more confident that I am sharing some art insight."

" Great lesson for subs - easy, engaging, and very relevant in the art room! My sub loved it, and the kids did too. They all wanted to finish their images the next week."

Find my lesson is at TeachersPayTeachers shop: Art Sub Lessons.