Sunday, October 14, 2018

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

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

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.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Worksheet for Early Finishers

Worksheet for Early Finishers
This is from my TPT shop: Art Sub Lessons.  It is a quick art project for early finishers but it would work well for a sub. There are three worksheets included. One worksheet has a LEG0 figure lightly drawn in and students create their own characteristics over it. Another is the same worksheet but the character is drawn darkly. The last worksheet is a full page character with nothing else. Students may create characters from stories, movies, sports, hobbies or their own imaginations. There are sample body features that they may use or they may invent those too. There are teacher samples included so that you don't have to spend the time to do it yourself! 

Some teachers have told me that it works well as a jumping off place for a writing assignment.

Art Sub Tub for Emergency Absences

Lots of people are using art sub tubs these days.  What exactly do you include in one?  Here is a detailed blog post about one by Morgan McClarnon at Art with Miss M.

Sub Tubs for Art Teachers

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sub Prep for TAB and Choice Based Art Class

Some of you are TAB and Choice Based art teachers.  So is Dawn Lynn at Wildcats Create and here is how she prepares for a sub.

Art Sub Tub

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Art Sub Plan - Tinkerlab - Draw theWord Drawing Game for Kids

Rachelle over at Tinkerlab has some great ideas that you could leave with a sub.  This one looks like fun. The supplies are simple; paper and pencil.  She gives you all the instructions you need too.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Matisse Goldfish

The blog, Art with Mrs. Smith, has a lesson that you could adapt as a sub lesson. She shows you step by step how to do the drawing. You could adapt it to marker or crayon for a sub.

Art with Mrs. Smith

Matisse Goldfish

Monday, April 2, 2018

Art Sub Plan for Cinco de Mayo or Day of the Dead - STEAM/STEM - Symmetrical Sugar Skull

STEAM drawing of  a Mexican skull

This STEM/STEAM art activity would be fun to do around a Mexican holiday like Day of the Dead or Cinco de Mayo. If your students have seen the animated movie, “Coco,” they will be familiar with Día de Los Muertos. It would work perfectly as an art sub lesson. This lesson plan is by TPT Shop: Cool Classroom Stuff

This may be set up as a classroom learning center; an activity for early finishers; or as a teacher led lesson.

This PowerPoint includes:
-Three drawing templates featuring sugar skulls. One has a center guideline; one does not; and one small one has a guideline and fold lines to be utilized as a greeting card.
-Six sample drawings, showing a variety of media. They may be hung in the class as visuals for a lesson or hung in a learning center. 
-One sheet with a composite of these that may be hung in a learning center.
-One sheet of sample designs you might see on sugar skulls.
-Five sheets of information about sugar skulls; directions on how to draw one; and information about symmetry.

The designs may be created with pen, crayon or marker.

Here is a preview of what you would get.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Easy Art Sub Lessons for Spring - April and May - Cinco de Mayo

Here are 21 elementary art sub lessons that are easy enough to be taught by anyone. Some full lesson plans; some ideas; some links to good lessons. Great reference for emergency absenses and planned leave.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Art Sub Lesson - Easy Cezanne Still Life

Here is an easy one day art lesson with full directions that a sub could do. It is based on a Cezanne still life. The lesson was originally done with watercolor, but certainly could be replicated with crayons or markers. 

You can find it at the blog, “Teach & Shoot.” 

art sub lesson from "teach and shoot"

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Art Sub Plan - Kindergarten - Jack in the Box

art sub lesson with jack in the box

One Happy Art Teacher describes how she taught fan folding in this sub lesson and turned it into Jack in the Boxes. Full details are included in this blog post.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Art Lesson - Reggie Laurent

art sub lesson about Reggie Laurent

Here is an easy and fun art lesson that is no-prep. It was written so it would be easy enough to be taught by a sub, but can certainly also be taught by art teachers and classroom teachers. If you have an emergency and need to take a day off, this would would be perfect for a sub lesson. It is already written out. All anyone would need to do is to read the script and pass out supplies.

art sub lesson about reggie laurent

The supplies needed for this are simple. Paper and crayons or markers.

The lesson may be projected or printed out. You may find it at my TPT shop, Art Sub Lessons.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Art Sub Lessons for March and St. Patrick's Day

Need art sub lesson plans and activities for March?  Here are some things I found that will help out around St. Patrick's Day. This includes a STEAM and STEM lesson or two.

Here is an activity from "Cool Classroom Stuff" on TeachersPayTeachers. This would be great for upper elementary, middle, or high schoolers.
St Patrick's Day art sub lesson

Here is a sample design of what it might look like done in crayon.

And here is an example of what it might look like done in fine line marker.

Storytime Anytime reads the book, How to Catch a Leprechaun, in this YouTube video. (The book is by Adam Wallace with illustrations by Andy Elkerton.) After reading the book or watching the video, you or your sub could have students draw a leprechaun trap.  (You may need to remind them to build something that would be kind and keep the leprechaun safe.)

This printable Celtic Knot coloring page is in PDF format and designed to be printed on letter sized paper. It is by Literary Springs Designs.

Here is an art activity from the TPT shop: Centers and Early Finishers. Upper elementary and middle schoolers might enjoy this.

Here is a sample of that lesson done in crayon.

And here is one done just in black pen.

Here is a free writing prompt and drawing activity for primary classes from A Classroom for All Seasons on TPT.

Here is a free printable St. Patrick's Day Word Search from MPM School Supplies.

Here is another book or video that could help fill in class time when you have a sub.  Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato, by Tommy DePaola .
Any combination of these things should help fill in a class period and help keep sanity in your room while you are out.

Next is a worksheet for early finishers. This one is in my TPT shop, Art Sub Lessons.

This next one would work well for SPED or preschool.  You would need to cut out the shamrocks first, but it should be a successful lesson.