Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Funky Fish Idea for an Art Sub Plan

I adore this blog post by  2 Soul Sisters . Their students created this fun piece for an art auction. I would totally buy it!

They used paint and 3D treasures, but I think the image idea could be sub lesson friendly for elementary students. You could leave the directions for how to draw this general shape and then have the kids fill in with pattern.

Head over to their blog to get the details on this awesome piece.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Valentines Day STEAM Art Activity

This radial symmetry drawing can be used in elementary, middle, or high school. The older students will have fun adding much more detail, but kids of all ages will enjoy this.  Click here to see more about this at TPT Shop: Cool Classroom Stuff.

Here is a fun video by OK Go using radial symmetry. If you can show video in your class, your students might like seeing this.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Teaching Art to students Who Have Autism

After I retired from teaching art, I subbed for my old art teacher friends. It was always helpful to have instructions for how to deal with students with special needs. Here is a website that has lots of help for teaching art to students who have autism. You might include some of this information in your sub plans as needed.  Tips for Teaching Art to Students Who Have Autism

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Winter Art Sub Lesson Plans for Elementary

Here are some elementary art lessons that would make great sub lessons for winter and the new year. Some have directions and visuals included and some you will need to tweak a little.
art sub lesson winter

"Winter landscapes by 1st grade - one day project" by Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists. One day lessons can make great sub lessons.  This one makes such a gorgeous work of art. Paint isn't a great medium for subs, but can be substituted with crayons or markers.  If you will let your sub use markers, make sure you  leave lots of instruction about how the students should use them.
"Snowman Directed Drawing Art Activity," by Proud to Be Primary. This blog post includes both written directions and plenty of visuals.  Crayons or markers can easily replace the paint used in the blog post.

"A Cup of Fantasy," at Arteascuola.  These painted cups are so colorful.  I am sure they can be recreated in crayon or marker.  You could make step-by-step visuals pretty easily for this one.

"How to Draw Penguins," by Cassie Stephens.  In this blog post, Cassie gives visuals, including a step-by-step one for how to draw the simple penguin shapes.  Students add whatever details they think up, so these can all be individualized.
Oh, boy. Teachers are wondering what to do with their antsy art classes this last week before winter break. Don’t give up and give them over to videos. Fun art lessons for that last week before Christmas vacation can be had at this TPT shop: Centers and Early Finishers.

This is a complete lesson at TPT. 

This is a doodle activity at TPT. 
This is another doodle activity at TPT.

This one is a freeby at TPT.

This is a fun activity over at TPT.

"Patterns for the New Year," by Strong Rock Elementary Art Gallery blog.  This teacher gives an overview of this lesson about goals for the new year.  You could provide your sub with simple visuals and directions to go along with this lesson.

drawing of a Chinese dragon by elementary student

Here is another complete lesson about Chinese New Year.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Ugly Christmas Sweater - Art Sub Lesson

You could totally turn this into an art sub lesson! Read about this lesson idea at the Little Yeti blog.

Christmas Ornament/Card with Pattern - Art Sub Lesson

This lesson could be fun and easy for elementary, middle, and high school. It is written as a multiday lesson, but I am sure you can adapt it for one.  Check out this lesson plan at NeoWhimseys blog or here neopoprealismartlessonplans

Monday, October 22, 2018

Sugar Skulls, Piñatas, and Sombreros - Early Finishers

Here is a fun elementary art project for Cinco de Mayo, Halloween or Day of the Dead. It can be set up as an art center; used as an early finishers project; or taught as an art sub lesson. There are templates, sample patterns and examples of three different designs. See more about this set of worksheets at TPT Shop: Centers and Early Finishers

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Halloween Art Sub Lesson Plan - Creating Silly Monsters

“Creating Silly Monsters” is a fun lesson about monsters that you could use in an art center; as a regular art lesson; or for an art sub. It is super easy to teach and kids will love it. Check it out at TPT Shop: Centers and Early Finishers  It would be timely around Halloween but could be taught any time.

monster drawing lesson for halloween, art subs, or art centers

Art Sub Lesson Plans About Monsters

Look no further for easy elementary art lessons about monsters.
Here are lesson plans that would be fun to teach in October or at Halloween. They would all be perfect for art sub plans.

(Click on the images to see the blog posts.)

"There Be Monsters" is a lesson about sea monsters as they were drawn on  ancient maps.  
Students observe the old maps and monsters and create their own.

"Clown and Poodle" originally wrote about this lesson. It is based 
on the old song, "The Purple People Eater."
Ms. Pearce's Art Room has this lesson called "Circle Monsters." Kids love
tracing shapes. Here they can create original monsters just by starting with tracing circles.

This "Name Alien" lesson is by We Heart Art.  
This lesson ends up far from where it begins!

This sweet kindergarten lesson is by Artisan des Arts. 

"Her Dabbles" came up with this lesson called Silly Monsters. 

This Scribble Monster lesson came from "Art  with Ms. B"
And here's a bonus monster activity.  Not a lesson.  
"Create a Silly Monster" is a worksheet for early finishers.

Fun Art Sub Lessons for October

I found the most wonderful Halloween lessons that could be turned into art sub lessons.  Check these out!!!

art sub plan with witch hat
Amy, at Makes and Takes, gives step by step instructions and many visuals for this lesson. She used black paper and oil pastel, but this could easily be done with crayon on a lighter paper.

art sub lesson for halloween
At Panicked Teacher, Susie gives you step by step instructions on how to make this patterned pumpkin.  I believe she is a classroom teacher who has to supplement art instruction in her class for most of the school year.

art sub plan for halloween
I adore this lesson.  Jana's students (Room9Art) begged her for a Halloween lesson every year. She finally came up with this.  I believe a sub could teach this with the right directions.

art sub plan with pumpkin and patterns
This lesson, at ArtfulNest, was written for middle school.  You could write it up as a fifth grade lesson or sixth grade one.  You could also bring it down to the upper primary grades with a change of media.  Leave your subs some good visuals.  They could teach this!            
art sub plan with monster
Monster lesson.  There are lots of wonderful visuals and complete details here.  It is taught with paint and gadget prints, but you could so easily adapt it with crayons for your sub lesson. Visit Line FrØslev. There are wonderful things over there.
art sub lesson with halloween house
Here's one done for you already.  Step by step instructions were written here  by Ms. Crisco over at Crisco Art. Always a good type lesson to leave for a sub.  

Here's a haunted house lesson that I created.  The information about it is in a post at Art Sub Lessons.  Art Sub Lessons - Halloween Haunted Houses

BONUS...Here's another one.  Yippee!!!  Creating Silly Monsters

art sub early finishers worksheet for halloween
Here's an extra goodie of my own.  Subs will love if you leave a worksheet for those early finishers!!!  This worksheet has an assortment of details for decorating their jack o' lantern. It also has a lightly drawn in pumpkin for them to use as a base.  As a complete lesson, students could draw on another sheet, their own pumpkin shapes and use the worksheet as a reference.  There is also a sheet with 3 sample decorated pumpkins.  $.99 at my TeachersPayTeachers shop:  Art Sub Lessons.