Saturday, May 5, 2018

Matisse Goldfish

The blog, Art with Mrs. Smith, has a lesson that you could adapt as a sub lesson. She shows you step by step how to do the drawing. You could adapt it to marker or crayon for a sub.

Art with Mrs. Smith


Monday, April 2, 2018

Art Sub Plan for Cinco de Mayo or Day of the Dead - STEAM/STEM - Symmetrical Sugar Skull



This STEM/STEAM art activity would be fun to do around a Mexican holiday like Day of the Dead or Cinco de Mayo. If your students have seen the animated movie, “Coco,” they will be familiar with Día de Los Muertos. It would work perfectly as an art sub lesson. This lesson plan is by TPT Shop: Cool Classroom Stuff

This may be set up as a classroom learning center; an activity for early finishers; or as a teacher led lesson.

This PowerPoint includes:
-Three drawing templates featuring sugar skulls. One has a center guideline; one does not; and one small one has a guideline and fold lines to be utilized as a greeting card.
-Six sample drawings, showing a variety of media. They may be hung in the class as visuals for a lesson or hung in a learning center. 
-One sheet with a composite of these that may be hung in a learning center.
-One sheet of sample designs you might see on sugar skulls.
-Five sheets of information about sugar skulls; directions on how to draw one; and information about symmetry.

The designs may be created with pen, crayon or marker.








Here is a preview of what you would get.





Saturday, March 31, 2018

Easy Art Sub Lessons for Spring - April and May - Cinco de Mayo


Here are 21 elementary art sub lessons that are easy enough to be taught by anyone. Some full lesson plans; some ideas; some links to good lessons. Great reference for emergency absenses and planned leave.



Monday, March 19, 2018

Art Sub Lesson - Easy Cezanne Still Life

Here is an easy one day art lesson with full directions that a sub could do. It is based on a Cezanne still life. The lesson was originally done with watercolor, but certainly could be replicated with crayons or markers. 

You can find it at the blog, “Teach & Shoot.” 


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Art Sub Plan - Kindergarten - Jack in the Box



One Happy Art Teacher describes how she taught fan folding in this sub lesson and turned it into Jack in the Boxes. Full details are included in this blog post.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Art Lesson - Reggie Laurent


Here is an easy and fun art lesson that is no-prep. It was written so it would be easy enough to be taught by a sub, but can certainly also be taught by art teachers and classroom teachers. If you have an emergency and need to take a day off, this would would be perfect for a sub lesson. It is already written out. All anyone would need to do is to read the script and pass out supplies.


The supplies needed for this are simple. Paper and crayons or markers.

The lesson may be projected or printed out. You may find it at my TPT shop, Art Sub Lessons.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Art Sub Lessons for March and St. Patrick's Day

Need art sub lesson plans and activities for March?  Here are some things I found that will help out around St. Patrick's Day. This includes a STEAM and STEM lesson or two.


Here is an activity from "Cool Classroom Stuff" on TeachersPayTeachers. This would be great for upper elementary, middle, or high schoolers.

Here is a sample design of what it might look like done in crayon.





And here is an example of what it might look like done in fine line marker.



Storytime Anytime reads the book, How to Catch a Leprechaun, in this YouTube video. (The book is by Adam Wallace with illustrations by Andy Elkerton.) After reading the book or watching the video, you or your sub could have students draw a leprechaun trap.  (You may need to remind them to build something that would be kind and keep the leprechaun safe.)


This printable Celtic Knot coloring page is in PDF format and designed to be printed on letter sized paper. It is by Literary Springs Designs.


Here is an art activity from the TPT shop: Centers and Early Finishers. Upper elementary and middle schoolers might enjoy this.



Here is a sample of that lesson done in crayon.




And here is one done just in black pen.






Here is a free writing prompt and drawing activity for primary classes from A Classroom for All Seasons on TPT.



Here is a free printable St. Patrick's Day Word Search from MPM School Supplies.



Here is another book or video that could help fill in class time when you have a sub.  Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato, by Tommy DePaola .
Any combination of these things should help fill in a class period and help keep sanity in your room while you are out.

Next is a worksheet for early finishers. This one is in my TPT shop, Art Sub Lessons.




This next one would work well for SPED or preschool.  You would need to cut out the shamrocks first, but it should be a successful lesson.



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

“Coco” - Day of the Dead - Art Activity

 Did you see “Coco”? Oh my gosh! That was a cute movie! And I cried!


If you have been looking for a lesson or sub lesson to go with Dia de Muertos, here is one by TPT Shop: Cool Classroom Stuff.


Sunday, February 4, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Radial Symmetry and Valentine Art Lesson

Here is a radial symmetry art lesson for Valentines Day plus, a fun video by OK Go using radial symmetry. The lesson is by TPT Shop: Cool Classroom Stuff.