Tips for Teaching Art
A collaborative board of art teachers sharing tips, tricks, and advice to help you teach art to elementary students. For art teachers, and anyone teaching art…
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As the school year comes to a close, art teachers may find themselves struggling to come up with new and engaging drawing ideas to keep their students motivated and learning. Here are 5 end-of-the-year drawing ideas that are sure to spark creativity and keep students engaged. Beginner Drawing Ideas | Summer Drawing Ideas | Fun Drawing Ideas for Kids | Easy Drawing
Do your students need a dice roller for a drawing game or other math activity? If you've misplaced your dice, I've got you covered! This virtual dice roller simulator (video) is super easy to use! Just play the video to start the roll and pause the video to see what number you've rolled. This virtual dice roll is perfect to use with Expressive Monkey's Roll & Draw pages!
If you are asking yourself, "What can I use for texture rubbing"? I've got an answer right here! See step-by-step how I made my texture rubbing plates for next to nothing! Texture rubbings and crayon rubbing are fun ways to teach about the element of art texture. What are rubbing plates? Go to my blog post to see some examples of rubbing plates and some ideas for art activities that use texture.
Use a heart coloring page to teach color mixing. Download the FREE 4 printable heart coloring pages and get ideas to teach color mixing. Each heart color sheet has a heart to color along with lines to inspire color overlap and a rainbow of color. heart coloring pages free printable | heart coloring pages for kids | heart to color
Do you dread grading art? Me too! That's why I made it my mission to make grading art easier! I'll show you how my printable art rubric works and some art assessment strategies that made the process more fun for my elementary art students and me. See how using emojis is part of the secret to a fun grading rubric for art.
Are these not the cutest monster coloring pages you've ever seen? These cute monsters are perfect for kids of all ages and come with easy patterns to draw, or just color in the monsters with the patterns already added. Use them for art class, a Halloween party, or just to keep the kids busy during the spooky season. The pop art monsters have bold designs with fun patterns that will be irresistible Halloween coloring pages for your students!
How can an art critique activity help students add more detail in their drawings? I'll show you how I use the work of Vincent van Gogh in an art critique and my trick for getting students to use more descriptive words when talking about art. I'll also show you some fabulous sunflower drawings by kids. Use this little drawing tip in your next Van gogh art lesson for elementary students.
These visual art worksheets are perfect for middle or high school art classes to learn basic drawing skills and techniques. This bundle of 95 worksheets and 30 task cards will support and guide your students through any drawing unit, from graphite to colored pencils/oil pastels. They are perfect to use with any drawing unit, as sub plans, homework, sketchbook prompts, and more.
See step-by-step how to make chunky crayons in your oven in this blog post. Upcycle your old tired crayons into chunky crayons that are perfect for crayon rubbings. I'll show you the details for melting crayons in the oven using a silicone mold, including what temperature I used. The gorgeous crayons can be used for texture rubbings or given away as rewards or party favors.
Get to know your art students with this fun art game that is similar to the game "This or That." Use on the first day of art as an art icebreaker, as a brain break, at the end of class as a class reward, or to get to know your class better before designing their art lessons. Printable, Digital, and Random Selection - 5 engaging versions to fit all your needs! Would You Rather Questions | This or That Questions | Would You Rather for Kids | Printable Would You Rather?
Are you wondering what you can use for texture rubbing? Don't throw away your old file folders! I'll show you how to create your own DIY texture rubbing plate that you can use for your next crayon rubbing art lesson! You could even get students involved in making the texture rubbing plates! What a fun way to teach about the elements of art texture!