Thursday, September 12, 2019

Art Sub Plan - Romero Britto - Elementary Art

Blog post about a sub plan with pattern and Romero Britto

Here is a super cute idea from Samantha Bachman.  Romero Britto inspired animals with pattern can be a no prep sub lesson using crayons if you create a worksheet ahead of time.

I could see this used for second through fifth grades.  

Friday, September 6, 2019

Art Sub Lessons - Native American Shields

Here’s an art sub plan the kids and teachers love. 

Native American Shields This elementary art lesson would work well as a Thanksgiving or fall art project. It presents art history information on Native American Indian shields as well as on the artist, George Catlin. The students are led, step by step, how to draw the shape of a shield. They then take that basic shield and embellish it with their own symbols and decorations.

As a retired art teacher turned art sub, I can attest to the fact that this is one of those lessons where every child can leave feeling successful about their work. I have found that my students stay fully engaged throughout the entire class period.  

Art sub lesson drawings of native american shields
The supplies need for this lesson are simple: 12"x18" white paper; pencils; markers or crayons; circles, both large and small, for tracing the shape of the shield. (I had students trace around paper plates and paper bowls.)
Here is some feedback left by teachers who have used this lesson.

“On July 11, 2018Jennifer L. said: "This is my favorite lesson I did this entire year! Thank you! So much fun to include with my Native Americans unit.”

“On March 6, 2018Artsy Ivie (TpT Seller) said: "This was wonderful for my 5th graders!!!!! Our school mascot is the Indian and they loved doing this project! Thank you for the editable powerpoint and for covering EVERYTHING in this.“

For a time saving and quality art sub plan, click here to visit my TeachersPayTeachers shop:  Art Sub Lessons @ TPT

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Art Sub Plan - Kindergarten Directed Drawing for Fall - Thanksgiving Turkey

If you have an art sub who can lead a simple directed drawing, here's a super cute one for fall. Proud to be Primary has a lesson on her blog with complete directions.  Kindergarten kids will love it!  Of course, you might not want to leave paint with a sub.  (By the way, YOU DON"T WANT TO LEAVE  PAINT WITH A SUB!!!)  But, kids can draw this and color in with crayons and still end up with a lovely work to take away with them.

If you would like an early finisher activity about turkeys, I have this worksheet at my TPT shop: Art Sub Lessons.  "Create a Turkey in Disguise." Great for elementary kids.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Art Sub Plan Idea - Art Smart: A lesson in Shape, Mondrian & Oil Pastels

 "This Is Carrie" at the blog, "This Mama Makes Stuff," has a post about a kindergarten art idea that could convert well to an art sub lesson. The post is titled, "

Art Smart: A lesson in Shape, Mondrian & Oil Pastels."

Sub Plan for elementary kids - shapes and Mondrian drawing

Mondrian's Boogie Woogie Broadway - ideas for elementary art sub lessons
In this lesson, she is teaching kids about shape; tracing a shape; and the art of Mondrian.  If you like including art history references, this is a good choice.  Check it out and see if this easy art lesson would work for your kinders.

Photos used under Creative Commons

Friday, June 21, 2019

Art Sub Plan - Silly Sundae Preview

Find relief when you have an emergency absence. Writing lesson plans for a sub when you are in a rush, feels horrible. Don't stress out when you don't need to.  I have complete no-prep lesson plans already fully formed for you.

This is a preview of my art sub lesson called "Silly Sundae." I thought you would get more information from a preview of this lesson than just from one or two images. Find this fun elementary lesson at my TpT Shop: Art Sub Lessons. 

This lesson is no prep and can be taught by anyone.  All someone needs to do is to show each page; read the script; and follow the directions. Subs love my lessons because there is a lot of content and they will keep the students engaged for the entire class period.  

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Art Sub Plan - Silly Sundae

This art sub plan is fun for kids and is easy to teach. Substitute teachers only have to read the script; ask the questions; and show the pictures.  It requires no prep. This lesson gives students an opportunity to use their imaginations and create a fun product that they have never seen before. 

A no-prep lesson, it uses the most basic supplies: pencil, crayons or markers, and paper.

Check it out at the TPT shop: Art Sub Lessons.

drawing of a silly sundae used in an art sub plan

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

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