Saturday, April 27, 2013

Ugly Bug Ball - Elementary Art Sub Plan

 Ugly Bug Ball - Art Sub Plan 

I created this lesson for its ease of use.  It is complete with visuals and simple directions.  The materials needed are very simple.  It is for sale at TeachersPayTeachers.


This lesson was created with an art sub in mind. All of the directions have been included for their ease of use. You may print this out so that the sub may present it up close on paper or show it as PowerPoint presentation.

The materials needed for this lesson are the most simple: paper, pencils, and crayons or markers.

The lesson begins with discussion questions regarding a masterpiece by the artist, Balthasar van der Ast. This painting includes many interesting insects crawling around a beautiful still life. The lesson then leads the students to create an imaginary scene of insects at a party. Each slide includes questions and statements for the students to think about including in their drawing.

I have taught this lesson to all levels, K through Fifth. My subs who have used this lesson have left feedback that they and the students thoroughly enjoyed the lesson.

I hope that this will be a well-loved lesson for you and your students and that it helps you when you are in need of a sub lesson.

Elementary Art Sub Lesson - Ugly Bug Ball

Elementary Art Sub Lesson - Ugly Bug Ball


 I created this lesson for its ease of use.  It is complete with visuals and simple directions.  The materials needed are very simple.  It is for sale at TeachersPayTeachers.


This lesson was created with an art sub in mind. All of the directions have been included for their ease of use. You may print this out so that the sub may present it up close on paper or show it as PowerPoint presentation.

The materials needed for this lesson are the most simple: paper, pencils and crayons or markers.

The lesson begins with discussion questions regarding a masterpiece by the artist, Balthasar van der Ast. This painting includes many interesting insects crawling around a beautiful still life. The lesson then leads the students to creating an imaginary scene of insects at a party. Each slide includes questions and statements for the students to think about including in their drawing.

I have taught this lesson to all levels, K through Fifth. My subs who have used this lesson have left feedback that they and the students thoroughly enjoyed the lesson.

I hope that this will be a well loved lesson for you and your students and that it helps you when you are in need of a sub lesson.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Middle School Art Sub Plan Idea - Op Art

Middle School Art Sub Plan - Stacked Shapes - Op Art



This art lesson is from the blog, Art with Mrs. Smith. 
She has written out all the directions for you and there are a lot of examples. The materials needed are simple: paper and markers or crayon.   This is a lovely little lesson, so check it out.

If you find yourself in need of an art sub plan RIGHT NOW, check out my TPT Shop:  Art Sub Lessons.  I have  plenty of no prep, fully scripted art lessons that you can just print out and hand to your substitute teacher.  Anyone can teach these lessons.



Friday, April 12, 2013

The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat - Kindergarten Art Sub Plan

Kindergarten Art Sub Plan

This is a lesson that I created years ago and it has been an old favorite. It goes with the book/poem "The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat." I wrote it specifically for primary art subs. It's over at TeachersPayTeachers.  

I tried to make it as simple as possible. If you have the book and simple supplies, you are ready to take a day of leave. = )

This is a great solution to a day when you have an emergency and need a sub lesson immediately.  Everything you need is here.


child drawing of a gingham dog and a calico cat

Monday, April 1, 2013

Free Art Worksheets - Directed Drawings of Owls


Directed Drawing Art Sub Lesson for Owls

This lesson and drawing are by Art Projects for Kids. This is a directed drawing that would be perfect for kindergarten and first grade. 


Since you have come here to see some directed drawings of owls, I went and found some other ones for you.


If you go to Denette Fritz’s blog, you can find a free worksheet with step-by-step instructions on how to draw an owl.

Here’s another take on the same thing. Check out this directed drawing by Thaneeya McArdle @ the blog, Art Is Fun.


This one is in the public domain since it has been around for so long.  You can find the full-size pdf on the blog, The Graphics Fairy.