Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Art Sub Plans for Elementary on Wayne Thiebaud

Free Art Worksheet and Plans for Wayne Thiebaud lesson

Thanks to Jessica Young for sharing this link with me.

This free art worksheet can be found over at the blog, Art with Ms. Gram, you'll find instructions and handouts that a sub would probably find successful.  

Yay for handouts for subs!!!

If you would like a video to introduce Wayne Thiebaud, I created one and uploaded it to YouTube. You can find it here:  The Delicious Paintings of Wayne Thiebaud

Another easy way to prepare for an art sub is to go to my shop, Art Sub Plans. I have created complete lessons in which all your sub has to do is read the slides and follow the directions.  They are full of visuals and are created to be used with the most simple supplies.  Pencils, paper and crayons are all your students will need to create imaginative works of art.

These are perfect for those emergency absences when you do not have the time to write detailed plans but want to leave quality plans for your subs.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Night I Followed the Dog Art Sub Lesson Plan

Art Sub Plan for The Night I Followed the Dog

This is a lesson I will leave for some of my younger classes this week.

Here's a fifth grader's...

Elementary child drawing of a dog dressed as a ninja

Here’s a second grader’s...

I will leave a video of the book "The Night I Followed the Dog."  This is a video that I have downloaded from YouTube on the Storyline Online Channel.  I have also burned it to DVD that I can play on a regular DVD player. (See how to do this at my blog, Art Room Videos.)

The lesson will be introduced by showing some funny animal videos of animals talking.  (Kids love these and they are so funny, your kids will fall in love with your sub for showing them. I won’t link to one right now because they get uploaded and deleted on YouTube. But look for some and then then preview them before you leave them for a sub.)

Then the sub will tell the students they will be listening to a storybook called "The Night I Followed the Dog."  Ask what sorts of things they think we would see a dog doing if we followed it around in real life.
Show the video.

After viewing the video, ask the students what sorts of things they would like to see a pet doing if the pet was acting like a person.

They will go to their tables and draw those things.  The drawings could be in stapled book form or just one on a page.

Remind them to add backgrounds.  Where will these pets be?  What would we see around them if we were there?  Would there be other pets?  Would they be doing the same things?

If time allows, let them share their favorite drawings with the class.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

How to Draw and Paint a Pattern Beetle

Video Art Sub Plan

This cute insect and pattern lesson can be found on YouTube here:  How to Draw and Paint a Pattern Beetle. It is on the channel "Artventure."

I think I may try a version of this for my next sub's lesson.  I would burn the video to DVD so it can be played on the DVD player.  (I'll write a post this weekend on how to do this.)  The sub would play the video the whole way through. Then, for the drawing part, the students would work along as the sub played the video bit by bit.

I would make it a crayon or marker lesson unless I knew the sub could deal with block tempera for the resist.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Texture Rubbing

Texture Rubbing as an Art Sub Plan

You follow Phyl's blog, right? There's a Dragon in My Art Room?

 I was digging around over there today and found these directions that turn a lesson into a sub-plan.


She describes the lesson in the post and then, in the comments, puts info about what the sub did.

I'm going to a meeting all day next Wednesday and will be using this for my sub.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Kindergarten Castles Art Sub Lesson

Kindergarten Castles Art Sub Lesson

Jessica Young is so kind to share another lesson.  She has written great detail in this blog post, such that an art sub could easily follow along.  Her blog is: Miss Young's Art Room

If you'd like a castle art lesson that is all ready to hand to a sub, with visuals and script, check this one out at my TPT shop:  Captivating Castles: Drawing Lesson for Art Subs and Teachers

This editable art sub plan requires little to no prep. It would be perfect for an emergency absence. Students are captivated by castles. Their imaginations soar dreaming about the romance of medieval times. In this lesson, they will learn about castles from medieval Europe, including the exterior architecture and the reasons for their design. It includes illustrations from the early 1400's by the Limbourg brothers and photos of castles that still exist.

After going over the lesson, the students will draw a castle of their own design. They will utilize architectural elements they have learned but are encouraged to invent their own as well.

It was written in great detail for use as an emergency sub lesson but could be used by an art teacher or classroom teacher.

This PowerPoint may be used in two ways. It may be printed out and shown page by page to the students or shown as a projected PowerPoint.

The supplies needed are simple. The student will need paper, pencil, crayons or markers.

This lesson is written so that it may be taught completely by following the prompts in the slides. It written for use by grades two through five, but certainly could be used by older students.

If you are interested in other lessons that connect with architecture, you might like these:

A Tree House for Me

A Home with an Onion Dome

James Rizzi's Happiest Houses on Earth

Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes