5 New Years Art Lesson and Activity Ideas to Try in your Classroom
Start the New Year off in your classroom in an artastic way! Engage your students with art ideas that are perfect for goal setting, practicing drawing skills, and getting creative at the start of the New Year. Try these 5 New Years Art Ideas in your classroom or at home to get your creative juices flowing. Let’s get started!
Have your students draw what they think they will look like at the end of this decade! New decades are always fun and so is New Years. So pass out some paper and prompt your students to explore a variety of choice mediums and materials and ask them to draw a self portrait of them at the end of this decade! You might need to explain what a decade is. If you are working with younger students, explain to them how old they’ll be at the end of the decade. Next, do a whole class brainstorm on your board about what they might look like at the end of the decade to help students all get ideas forming in their minds. After you exhaust your conversation, pass out the paper and a variety of mediums, put on some cool tunes, and let them draw! Remember to be encouraging to let their confidence bloom!
New Years 2020 Turtle – FREE!
Happy New Years! WATCH and do this FREE, New Years Art lesson! 2020 New Years Art project for kids! Create a super cute and easy to do art piece using crayons and paint. This is a great art project for kids. Do it at home or in the classroom! Click here to watch the tutorial (at home or in your classroom!)
Draw New Year’s Goals
Instead of writing your New Year’s goals as usual, DRAW them! Use this as an opportunity to explore and experiment and use multiple mediums and materials. Set out a variety of mediums and materials in table centers or tubs and ask students to use AT LEAST 3 different mediums or materials in their illustration. Next, let the kids direct the art piece! Ask them to draw 2-3 goals for the New Year. What do they want to accomplish? What do they hope to do? You can even do a whole classroom discussion or brainstorm before the begin. Once their ideas are flowing and they have either talked in a whole classroom discussion or to their table groups/partners, then pass out the papers and let them draw!
New Years 2020 Zen Doodle -Free Tutorial!
Start the new decade off with an artastic art project in your classroom! Have your students create New Year 2020 Zen Doodle Art Projects. Not only will this get your students engaged in the first days back in class (which no one will be excited for), but it will also get them exploring both marker, paint, and the Element of Art: Line and the Principle of Design: Emphasis. Let’s get started! Check out this Free Art Tutorial on by blog by clicking here or the image below!
New Years Wishes Art Project
New Years art that explores student’s wishes for the New Year in a visual way while allowing them to experiment with different mediums. Students will use pencil crayons and felt markers to create a New Year’s themed art piece that reflects their wishes for themselves, their family, their community, or the world. This is a great way for kids to self reflect and visually communicate their ideas while creating meaning in their work. This product is complete with a visual and text step-by-step (each step on its own page with description), a rubric for marking, a lesson plan, a finished example, and a step-by-step drawing handout to allow your students to create this piece successfully! Click here to check out this art tutorial!
New Years Directed Drawings
Directed drawings are a great way to teach following instruction, encourage confidence in drawing, and to allow practice in hand-eye coordination. New Year’s Directed Drawings for your Classroom! Get ready for the New Year in your amazing classroom with 10 Directed Drawing Lessons for your students. This comes with a coloring title page, 10 step-by-step drawing pages, and a blank boarder page for students to draw on. 3 finished examples are included in this product to use to show your students expectations for coloring their drawings.
So try these cool New Years Art Project ideas in your classroom!
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