Friday, December 8, 2017

Art Lessons for the Week Before Christmas Break

Oh, boy. Teachers are wondering what to do with their antsy art classes this last week before winter break. Don’t give up and give them over to videos. Fun art lessons for that last week before Christmas vacation can be had at this TPT shop: Centers and Early Finishers.








Saturday, November 25, 2017

Art Sub Lesson - Special Needs - Christmas Ornaments

Trying to figure out lessons for my special needs students was always a challenge, but trying to figure out something for a sub to teach them was way more difficult.

Just now I saw this art activity which would be totally do-able by a sub (with assistants...You do have assistants in there with you, right?).  It looks like a no fail lesson.

You still have to do some prep, but if you don't mind that, it should be all good.  

Friday, November 24, 2017

Giveaway! Teachers Pay Teachers


This contest has now ended. Thank you to all who entered!





Woohoo!!! I have won a $10 gift certificate to TeachersPayTeachers that I will be giving away on Sunday.

To enter the drawing to win it, you will need to do these two simple things:

1) Click “follow” at my Teachers Pay Teachers shop: Art Sub Lessons

and


2) Leave a comment on this blog post below letting me know that you followed my shop.


After the drawing, I will send out a message to my shop followers telling who the lucky winner is.

Good luck!

Yippee!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Art Sub Plan - Robots in Winter (or Christmas)

Here is a winter activity that  elementary kids will have fun creating. It was written so that it could be used as a winter drawing lesson for an art sub or as a learning center activity.

Students often ask if they can do a Christmas art lesson. This activity is geared as a winter activity, but the student could turn it into a Christmas one.

You can find it at the Teachers Pay Teachers store:Centers and Early Finishers.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Art Sub Plan - The Colorful Art of Bruce Gray

 Art Sub Plan - The Colorful Art of Bruce Gray

I just recently discovered the art of Bruce Gray and I am in love. 


He is mainly a sculptor, but paints as well. Check out his website here: brucegray.com

He has done a lot of work that has been featured on tv and in movies. You can see all about that on his site. You can also buy art right from him there! (I am going to have to save up to buy the pieces I really, really want, but he also has reproductions.)



He seems to be a good guy. On his site, he has some pages of student work that was inspired by his own work. I thought that was pretty cool that he would do that.


Anyway, I asked him if I could create an art lesson featuring his work and he said yes! What a nice guy. You can check that out at my TeachersPayTeachers shop: Art Sub Lessons.


Art Sub Plan - The Colorful Art of Bruce Gray

Monday, October 23, 2017

Art Sub Plan - Cubism Autumn - Easy Fall Art Lesson

Here is a lovely fall lesson that a sub could totally do.  There are plenty of visuals but there is even a video to show to do this.  Check out the blog post here:  Cubism Autumn




.....And check out the YouTube video here:









Sunday, October 15, 2017

Halloween Art Sub Lesson or Creative Art Center Activity

Looky! Another art lesson you can teach for Halloween! This, of course, can be taught anytime, but since it features pumpkins, it seems time appropriate.

Written as a creative center activity, it can also be used for an art sub.


Friday, October 13, 2017

Halloween Art Sub Plan or Center - Monsters

Here is a complete, fun lesson to teach or to use as a center. All the visuals you need are included.  It could be printed out or projected.  Art subs and classroom teachers will appreciate how easy it is to use. You can find it here:  TPT Shop: Centers and Early Finishers

monster drawing lesson for halloween, art subs, or art centers

Monday, October 9, 2017

Art Sub Plan - Mitten Art

Here is an art lesson that was written by a fourth grade teacher.  Her school does not have an art teacher, so she supplements art when she can.  

This lesson would be perfect for a sub.  

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

“Follow” for a New Freebie

So, freebies are good, right??? In trying to help set up my daughter’s new Teachers Pay Teachers shop, I will be uploading a freebee soon for the followers of her shop. So, go on over there and give it a follow! Here’s the link: Centers and Early Finishers. TPT will let followers know when it is posted.

Yay! Free stuff!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Chinese New Year - 2018 - Year of the Dog

There are more art teacher goodies getting added at my daughter's TPT shop: Centers and Early Finishers. This one was written for Chinese New Year, 2018, which is the Year of the Dog. It was written as a center activity but could be used as an easy art lesson or sub lesson as well.


Chinese New Year Year of the Dog art sub lesson

Chinese New Year art work

art lesson Year of the Dog




Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Art Center Lesson - How Would You Fill This Jar?



Teachers Pay Teachers has been very good to me. I put a lot of work into my shop and it has been a blessing. Now I am helping my daughter open her own shop.  I am telling you this because there is a good freebee in there for you right now. At some point it will become a paid product, so go get it now! It would help her out a lot if you would follow her shop and leave feedback too. You would not believe how valuable that is for a shop owner!

Her shop features items to use in learning centers and also products for early finishers. As an art teacher, my contributions will be art focused, and that's why you arty people might like them.

The item we opened the shop with is an oldy but a goody. You have seen it before, but now you have the visuals to go with it. It can be used as an art center; an early finisher activity; or a quick art lesson.

Whenever she swaps in her next freebee, I will let you know! Find it at: Centers and Early Finishers

Friday, September 8, 2017

Halloween Art Project


I always hated creating sub lessons. It was always so much work.  Whenever I planned to take a day off from work, I wondered if it was worth the hassle. When I retired from full time teaching and decided to sub in art, I found that some teachers left good lesson plans, but many were too bare boned to be very helpful. That's why I decided to create my own shop to sell art sub plans.  All of my lessons are affordable and are full and rich for a sub to teach. They will save you HOURS!!!
haunted house, drawing, sub lesson

This Halloween art lesson is fun for students and easy to teach. The prep for this is minimal. Students will need paper; one black crayon per student; and assorted other crayon colors.

 These are provided to help your sub teach with confidence:
-3 1/2 pages of script so all your sub has to do is read and follow the directions
-5 pages of visuals that accompany the script
-5 pages of supplemental visuals that your students can refer to for details

Here is a preview of what you would get.






 This is a Print and Go lesson so you do not need a projector. However, since it was created with PowerPoint, you could project it if you turn the slides in a different direction first.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

7 Halloween Art Lessons




I found the most wonderful Halloween lessons that could be turned into art sub lessons.  Check these out!!!

art sub plan with witch hat
Amy, at Makes and Takes, gives step by step instructions and many visuals for this lesson. She used black paper and oil pastel, but this could easily be done with crayon on a lighter paper.
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art sub lesson for halloween
At Panicked Teacher, Susie gives you step by step instructions on how to make this patterned pumpkin.  I believe she is a classroom teacher who has to supplement art instruction in her class for most of the school year.
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art sub plan for halloween
I adore this lesson.  Jana's students (Room9Art) begged her for a Halloween lesson every year. She finally came up with this.  I believe a sub could teach this with the right directions.

art sub plan with pumpkin and patterns
This lesson, at ArtfulNest, was written for middle school.  You could write it up as a fifth grade lesson or sixth grade one.  You could also bring it down to the upper primary grades with a change of media.  Leave your subs some good visuals.  They could teach this!            
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art sub plan with monster
Monster lesson.  There are lots of wonderful visuals and complete details here.  It is taught with paint and gadget prints, but you could so easily adapt it with crayons for your sub lesson. Visit Line FrØslev. There are wonderful things over there.
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art sub lesson with halloween house
Here's one done for you already.  Step by step instructions were written here  by Ms. Crisco over at Crisco Art. Always a good type lesson to leave for a sub.  
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Here's a haunted house lesson that I created.  The information about it is in a post at Art Sub Lessons.  Art Sub Lessons - Halloween Haunted Houses

BONUS...Here's another one.  Yippee!!!  Creating Silly Monsters



art sub early finishers worksheet for halloween
Here's an extra goodie of my own.  Subs will love if you leave a worksheet for those early finishers!!!  This worksheet has an assortment of details for decorating their jack o' lantern. It also has a lightly drawn in pumpkin for them to use as a base.  As a complete lesson, students could draw on another sheet, their own pumpkin shapes and use the worksheet as a reference.  There is also a sheet with 3 sample decorated pumpkins.  $.99 at my TeachersPayTeachers shop:  Art Sub Lessons.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Relief for Relief Teachers

I just discovered that subs overseas are called "relief teachers." To see if things were the same over there for these angels of mercy, (well you need them, right?), I looked around a bit for posts about them. Yup. They need the same support as subs here in the U.S.

Here is a thorough article, written for subs....er....relief teachers. It is thorough. As a teacher who needs subs, you might find it helpful as well. (Please don't ignore your subs' needs. It is a tough job.)

Relief for Relief Teachers





Saturday, August 12, 2017

11 Easy Art Plans Based on Children's Books

When I sub in art, I enjoy teaching lessons that are tied into children's literature. The instant tie into quality books helps capture the students' attention, which is crucial to teaching in a short term assignment.  

Here are some lessons that use children's literature. You may click on the image to go to the lesson.

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Lesson by Miss Young's Art Room

The Gingerbread Man
Lesson by Art Sub Lessons

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature
by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes
Lesson by Sharpy Woman


The Pesky Rat, by Lauren Child
Lesson by Fairy Dust Teaching


Ish, by Peter A. Reynolds
Lesson by Art Project Girl


The BFG, by Roald Dahl
Lesson by Art Sub Lessons


Magic Trash - A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art
Lesson by The Old Paintbrush


A World of Your Own, by Laura Carlin
Lesson by Art Is Basic


Tar Beach, by Faith Ringgold
Lesson by Art Sub Lessons


The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat
Lesson by Art Sub Lessons



The Night I Followed the Dog, by Nina Laden
Lesson by Art Sub Lessons