Teaching color theory and color mixing in color wheels with watercolor paints is always an exciting thing to start with when introducing paints to your Middle School students so in this blog post, I will provide you with a simple yet effective art lesson to get your class exploring art making mediums with simple strategies to create an art project featuring an expressive hand artwork that also doubles as a color wheel. Read on to find the steps for creating and the full art lesson and downloadable PDF lesson plan and worksheets.
Well, I have to tell you, I am SO excited. I have recently launched my newest project that I have been working on for over a year and it is called Artastic Kids. It is my Online Art Lesson Streaming Platform that parents or grandparents or teachers or homeschool families can use to stream art lessons directly to their homes using easy-to-find, affordable art mediums. I am talking 4 art mediums and I will show kids how to use them in a ton of different ways to create a ton of different artworks that all come in just-right levels. So let’s dive in on what Artastic Kids is all about!
I love getting kids excited about art so in this blog post, I will provide you with a simple yet effective art lesson to get primary students (pre-K, Kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2) exploring art making mediums with simple strategies to create an art project featuring a cute wax crayon portrait. Read on to find the steps for creating and the full art lesson and downloadable PDF lesson plan and worksheets.
I love letting kids explore the Elements of Art through Choice-Based strategies when introducing them to my class. In this article I will dive in on 3 Elements of Art Choice-Based Art Lesson Ideas or Activities that you can use in your classroom right away. Low prep and high engagement, here we go! Better yet, they allow for some fabulous choice-based opportunities to start the year off flexible in your classroom. Let’s get into it!
Back to School is the time of year when we are super-charged and looking for brand new art lesson ideas to experiment with and my friend, I have 3 Back to School Art Lesson ideas that you can use as activities in those first weeks of school. Better yet, they allow for some fabulous choice-based opportunities to start the year off flexible in your classroom. Let’s get into it!
You are FINALLY an Art Teacher! Now What? Where should you focus? How should you begin? Here are my Top 5 Tips, Advice, and Resources for First Year Art Teachers to help you get started and find clarity as a New Art Teacher. Listen carefully and take notes through this entire FREE Webinar Replay that will set you up for success during Back To School whether you’re a First Year Art Teacher, New Art Teacher, Art Educator or someone who wants solid advice no matter what age you teach art to. THIS is the webinar for you.
Whether you’re a teacher, homeschool parent, or art studio instructor, or anyone who just wants to bring more Art Education opportunities to their home for their kids or kids in their classroom, then Join me for Artastic August! I am going to level-up your Art Education game and supercharge you with new Art Lessons Resources you can use this year! Let’s dive into more about this amazing Professional Development month!
Watercolor Painting is one of the MOST versatile & effective ways to get your students painting and engaged in the art making process. Let’s dive in on 3 of the BEST Watercolor Painting Art Activities to Start with in your Art Classroom: Technique Exploration, Ink & Paint Artworks, and Observational Fruit Still Life Paintings. Keep reading because I have a free Watercolor painting technique template available to download in the blog post. #watercolorpainting #watercolorpaintsforbeginners
Social Emotional Learning allows students to explore and express their thoughts and feelings. Instead of ignoring what is lying below the surface, teachers can provide students opportunities for self-exploration, expression, and understanding in a safe way. One beautiful and easy way we can bring Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into a classroom is through Art. In this article, I’ll dive on into a process I like to call “Mindful Art Moments” that allows educators to create an atmosphere of peace, empowerment, and discovery with little to no art mediums and planning. Grab a pencil and let’s make some art!
Okay so let’s dive on into 5 Art Sub Tub Tips that you can simply and easily do. Honestly, as a teacher, I learned in the later half of my years that having your Sub Tub permanently prepped went a long way. I never ever worried about being away or being sick. I even honed it further when COVID showed up and people had to go into isolation in a moment’s notice. I was always ready and if I had to take a sick day, I just put it in and stayed home and never ever worried about it because my tub was always prepped.
Okay so let’s dive on into 5 Art on a Cart Tips that you can simply and easily do. I taught Art on a Cart for a couple years and while it was a challenge, I learned a lot. Keep it simple and pick a limited amount of mediums that can be used with endless possibilities and start pushing that art cart!
Dot Day is coming and I’m here to show you 3 Dot Day Art Projects, Ideas, and Activities that you can use in your Classroom with you students to pair with the book “The Dot” by Peter. H. Reynolds! Lesson ideas to use with Primary, Elementary, & Middle School! Use them in a general classroom or Art Classroom. Grab art making mediums & let’s make some Dot Day Art!
My friends, I have a BRAND NEW COURSE and it is for ANYONE who is teaching art to kids. It is a course designed for anyone who needs art lessons whether you’re a general teacher, homeschool parent or mom, or an art instructor, this course brings you 30 exclusive art lessons that are fully planned and include video art tutorials using easy-to-access Art Mediums! I’m going to teach you 30 art lessons that will help you level-up your art instruction in an ready-to-use, hands-on way! Get creative and build your confidence with the course that will teach YOU how to make and instruct art with engaging art lessons kids will love OR simply hit PLAY on the video and I’ll teach for you! As well, keep listening because I’m going to tell you how to get the FREE Art Lesson sampler! FULL ART LESSON! EVERYTHING INCLUDED! Let’s get into it!
Art Teachers, in this episode I’m going to give you 10 fresh and new art projects, activities, and ideas for Back to School in your Art Classroom! These are all ready-to-go ideas that you can use in your classroom that have a lovely Back-to-School vibe and will have your students in your art classroom exploring art mediums, experimenting, and being creative! I got you my lovely friends! Alright, let’s get into it!
It is Back to School Art Lesson Planning season and I am so excited to share my ULTIMATE Back to School Art Project Ideas & Guide for Engaging Art Lessons for kids from Kindergarten to Middle School with you! These are some HOT new Art Lessons that explore Artists & Art History and a variety of Themes that you can use to help plan your YEAR! There are over 650 Art Resources in the Ms Artastic TpT store now and they will help you facilitate art instruction in your classroom.
This is the Official Launch of the 100 Cartoons for Kids course where I’m going to teach 100 exclusive and premium Cartoons for Kids! Let your kids learn how to draw at home or in your classroom with 100 Cartoon Drawing Video Tutorials designed by Ms Artastic. Get the Ms Artastic experience without any ads or YouTube! Register for the course that is priced at $1.00 per lesson, and AMAZING deal and offer because I want to make sure that kids have the opportunity to explore and make art! Grab your art making mediums and let’s make some art!
In this blog post, I’m going to give you 5 Social Emotional Learning Art Ideas that you can use in your Art Classroom! As well, I’ll tell you about what Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is, how to instruct it, and how to encourage students to engage in the lessons. I’ll give you lesson ideas that you can use right away with your students, and I will also give you links to Art Projects that are ready-to-use! Before we begin, let’s understand what Social Emotional Learning, or SEL is and what it can look like in the art classroom or through art!
When it comes to Back to School, a little panic sets in because of the unknown. We are unsure if any changes will happen in the school (which this year, there most likely will be), unsure of our schedule, unsure if there will be supplies budget cuts (why do they do this!?), unsure if the staff has changed significantly, unsure who the kids are… These are all unknowns. These are, for the most part, out of your control. We cannot worry about things we can’t control. We are instead, going to place out focus on things we CAN control. If we focus our attention here and get things we can control organized and prepped, it will make our back to school, as well as the year, a lot more stress-free. Isn’t that the goal anyway?
This is my list of ideas for the 5 ultimate art mediums that you should have in your classroom for making art with kids. If you can’t have everything, then these are the different art mediums you need in your art classroom to allow for hands-on, creative, and possibly mixed media art projects. Art teachers, read here to see what you MUST have in your art classroom.
Here are some art project tutorials that you can use in your classroom for Back to School success! They are all complete with the step-by-steps, student handouts, reflections, assessment, rubrics, and examples.
When it comes to Back to School, a little panic sets in because of the unknown. We are unsure if any changes will happen in the school, unsure of our schedule, unsure if there will be supplies budget cuts (why do they do this!?), unsure if the staff has changed significantly, unsure who the kids are… These are all unknowns. These are, for the most part, out of your control. We cannot worry about things we can’t control. We are instead, going to place out focus on things we CAN control. If we focus our attention here and get things we can control organized and prepped, it will make our back to school, as well as the year, a lot more stress-free. Isn’t that the goal anyway?
Welcome to the How-To Guide for First Year Art Teachers where I give you my 10 Steps for Success! Congratulations! You got your own classroom. OH MY GOSH, you have your own classroom. Your mind and stomach start racing, both with extreme excitement and panic because now, it all just got real. You will have a lot of students, a lot of planning, and a lot of classroom to keep organized. Figuring out where to even start is a huge stress and will require a tea (or a beer) and a nap (probably some Netflix too).
Teaching students rules and procedures is a skill in itself. You have to learn to teach it and then reinforce them while doing it in an engaging way. In this article, I’ll give you some ideas of how to teach your students your classroom routines and expectations in a fun and engaging way.
Getting ready for Back to School in your art classroom can sometimes be stressful. There is a lot to think about and remember since you’ve been away for 2 months. As well, the kids that left you knew your routines and now you have to re-teach them to the new set of kids. Or, you might be in your first years of teaching and are still learning how to effectively teach classroom routines in your art classroom. Or in later years and looking for some fresh ideas to allow your back to school run smoothly. I’m going to share with you how to efficiently set up your Back to School routines and systems to allow you to effectively teach rules and routines and create classroom community.
One of the most meaningful activities that I can bring into a classroom is the sketchbook. Sketchbooks are one of those things that can be…