Real art... not art projects!
For Art centers, early finishers, independent work and whole group instruction!
Bring more art into your classroom, give students something thought-provoking to do when they finish their assignments, and develop more independence and creativity in students with these Art Task Cards.
These Art Task Cards are designed to be used independently by students on their own time (although some teachers may choose to also use them as a reference for whole class art activities). The cards can be used in any order, and any of these simple art activities can be explored more than once. Keep the whole set handy for easy access.
******* PLEASE NOTE**********
This bundle includes both sets
Art Task Cards Set 1
and Art Task Cards Set 2.
Use these Art task cards
- for early finishers
- in art centers
- as independent work
- during choice time
- on rainy days
- for substitute plans
- before vacation
- after testing
- just for fun!
Independent use of these art task cards gives students practice in following simple written, step-by-step directions. The activities allow for creative art exploration, the development of an aesthetic sense, opportunities for self-expression and problem-solving, and the productive use of free time.
Each task card includes a list of art materials needed, simple directions for the activity, and two photographs of actual student art work for those students who need a visual reference. Some activities offer additional suggestions for extending the activity or for enhancing creative details.
This download includes 48 task cards:
8 drawing activities
8 collage activities
8 activities exploring the elements of art
8 symmetry activities
8 painting activities
8 activities focusing on composition
- directions and suggestions for teachers
- list of basic and extended materials to have on hand
- suggestions for storing art materials
What teachers will need to do:
Copy the Task Cards
~ The task cards are formatted two to a page. For long term use, copy the pages onto card stock (in color if at all possible), cut them in half to separate the task cards, and display them as desired for independent student access.
Provide for Student Access to Materials
~ Teachers will need to make sure that students have access to the materials they need for the activities. A list of materials is included in the free preview download and in the packet.
These task cards can also provide follow-up for art lessons:
Many of the task card art activities are the same as or similar to the art-making activities included in my comprehensive art lessons. Using these task cards as a follow-up to those art lessons would give students the opportunity to refine their creative skills, repeat activities they particularly enjoyed, or redo activities they might want to try a different way. This is something working artists do on a regular basis.
More Art lessons and Art-integrated resources:
Start With Art
- five exploratory Art lessons with focus on elements of art
Integrating Art Across the Curriculum Sampler Bundle
- five integrated Art lessons
Artist Biographies for Kids
- informational text with ‘draw and write’ response prompts
Language Arts Strategies with Art BUNDLE
- learn Language Arts skills through art observation and discussion
Free Art resources:
Making Time For Art
-- suggestions and ideas for integrating art in the classroom
Looking at Art with Kids
- using well-known art works to supplement the curriculum
I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. Creating Art With Kids
lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.
Visit my blog, Creating Art With Kids,
for detailed descriptions and helpful tips about the teaching process for many of my art lessons.
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