As an Elementary teacher for many years, I've found that you can never have too many art ideas...especially at the K-3rd grade level. This PowerPoint presentation shows 50 different tried and true art lessons that I've used over the years. You'll find everything from drawing and painting, to printmaking, paper crafts, working with clay and more. Each page shows one or more examples of a finished product (all photographed examples were done by students, and therefore are exhibit a childlike handling). Each slide in the presentation lists the steps, media, preparation, grade appropriateness and finishing touches necessary to complete each project. This first collection is part 1 of a series of elementary ideas, and covers only Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Future presentations will include more K-3rd ideas, 4th through 6th grade, 7th-8th and High school artwork. This grouping of ideas is ideal for a new art teacher, a crafty elementary regular classroom teacher, early childhood teacher, girl / boy scout leader, or even a seasoned art teacher looking for variations of well-known themes. I trust you'll enjoy this years’ worth of art ideas and visit my page again for more ideas.
-Bo (The Art Guru)