Sunday, December 16, 2018

Art Lessons for the Week Before Winter Break

I am reposting these because I know they will help you out.  These lessons  are good as sub lessons but also just to help you out during this tough week.


Here are some elementary art lessons that would make great sub lessons for winter and the new year. Some have directions and visuals included and some you will need to tweak a little.
art sub lesson winter


"Winter landscapes by 1st grade - one day project" by Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists. One day lessons can make great sub lessons.  This one makes such a gorgeous work of art. Paint isn't a great medium for subs, but can be substituted with crayons or markers.  If you will let your sub use markers, make sure you  leave lots of instruction about how the students should use them.
"Snowman Directed Drawing Art Activity," by Proud to Be Primary. This blog post includes both written directions and plenty of visuals.  Crayons or markers can easily replace the paint used in the blog post.



"A Cup of Fantasy," at Arteascuola.  These painted cups are so colorful.  I am sure they can be recreated in crayon or marker.  You could make step-by-step visuals pretty easily for this one.



"How to Draw Penguins," by Cassie Stephens.  In this blog post, Cassie gives visuals, including a step-by-step one for how to draw the simple penguin shapes.  Students add whatever details they think up, so these can all be individualized.
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.

This is a complete lesson at TPT. 


This is a doodle activity at TPT. 
This is another doodle activity at TPT.

This one is a freeby at TPT.



This is a fun activity over at TPT.


"Patterns for the New Year," by Strong Rock Elementary Art Gallery blog.  This teacher gives an overview of this lesson about goals for the new year.  You could provide your sub with simple visuals and directions to go along with this lesson.


drawing of a Chinese dragon by elementary student




Here is another complete lesson about Chinese New Year.


Monday, October 22, 2018

Sugar Skulls, Piñatas, and Sombreros - Early Finishers


Here is a fun project for Halloweeen or Day of the Dead. It can be set up as an art center; use as an early finishers project; or taught as an art sub lesson. You can find it at TPT Shop: Centers and Early Finishers

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Halloween Art Sub Lesson Plan - Creating Silly Monsters


“Creating Silly Monsters” is a fun lesson about monsters that you could use in an art center; as a regular art lesson; or for an art sub. It is super easy to teach and kids will love it. Check it out at TPT Shop: Centers and Early Finishers  It would be timely around Halloween but could be taught any time.

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


Art Sub Lesson Plans About Monsters


Look no further for easy elementary art lessons about monsters.
Here are lesson plans that would be fun to teach in October or at Halloween. They would all be perfect for art sub plans.

(Click on the images to see the blog posts.)


"There Be Monsters" is a lesson about sea monsters as they were drawn on  ancient maps.  
Students observe the old maps and monsters and create their own.


"Clown and Poodle" originally wrote about this lesson. It is based 
on the old song, "The Purple People Eater."
Ms. Pearce's Art Room has this lesson called "Circle Monsters." Kids love
tracing shapes. Here they can create original monsters just by starting with tracing circles.


This "Name Alien" lesson is by We Heart Art.  
This lesson ends up far from where it begins!

This sweet kindergarten lesson is by Artisan des Arts. 

"Her Dabbles" came up with this lesson called Silly Monsters. 

This Scribble Monster lesson came from "Art  with Ms. B"
And here's a bonus monster activity.  Not a lesson.  
"Create a Silly Monster" is a worksheet for early finishers.

Fun Art Sub Lessons for October




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.


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Art Sub Lesson for Halloween

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.


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Back to School - Easy Art Sub Lessons

Supplies used in elementary art class



Back to School time. What an awkward time to be absent from your classroom.  Here are some posts that would make great art sub plans. They are easy enough for a sub to teach and interesting enough to engage your kids.

Kindergarten and Preschool Art Lesson Plan
by ME!  Jan @ Art Sub Lessons blog

Free Art Sub Lesson - Lines, Lines and More Lines
by ME!  Jan @ Art Sub Lessons blog



Minions
by Miriam at Arte a Scuola



Collaborative Creatures
by Katie Weymouth at Briargrove Elementary Art Page



Dot Day
by Ms. O'Hanley at  Tales from the Traveling Art Teacher



Emoji 
by Jana DeSimone  at Room 9 Art

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Back to School - Art Sub Tubs



Art Sub Tubs are popular these days.  They make it easy for you to keep your sub lessons accessible for an emergency absence and keep things organized for your sub.  Is there any time better than "Back to School" time to prepare one?

There are a variety of ways to put one together.  These art teachers have written about their's. Check them out.