Now that I am retired from full-time art teaching, I substitute teach from time to time. I realize how important it is for a substitute teacher to be given good plans. Art teachers know to leave a sub-plan that can be taught by anyone, but they also need to leave something in which the students will be interested. This is a lesson that I taught for many years in my own classroom. I have created this PowerPoint so that all a sub needs to do is to read the information on each slide as they show the pictures. Questions are included to help lead the students through a discussion.
The lesson introduces the students to Asian dragon costumes as they might be seen in parades and festivals. Along with background information about the mythical dragons, students observe decorative details used in these festive costumes.
Using the most basic art room supplies (paper, pencil, and crayons), students will create their own imaginative dragon costume.
This lesson may be taught as a PowerPoint projection or printed out and each page shown, one-by-one.
This would be perfect as an emergency sub lesson or as a lesson to be taught by a teacher at any time. You may find this at my Teachers Pay Teachers shop.
This art sub plan was put together by Nic Hahn over at the Mini Matisse blog. She said that this “Angry Cat” lesson is quick and easy to use and includes both a writing component as well as a drawing one. It is based on a book by Milly Bang, Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry. The worksheet is downloadable for free from a provided link by Art Projects for Kids.