Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wayne Thiebaud

Thanks to Jessica Young for sharing this link with me.

Here's a Wayne Thiebaud lesson.  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!!!

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

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

Here's a fifth grader's...

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.  I have downloaded them and burned them to dvd player format on a disk too.

These are so funny, your kids will fall in love with your sub for showing them.

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

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 in 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

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 in 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

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