This is a lesson plan with sign print outs of 14 artist skills. This lesson includes 2 variations on an interactive activity where students rate, vote, and talk about skills that every artist needs. It is meant to generate thinking about artistic skills and then has students reflect on themselves as artists and what skills they need to improve on. It includes a goal-setting activity as well.
This is a good activity for the beginning of the year, gets students thinking about the purpose of art, and why they might have signed up to take art.
It would take about one class period, or longer if you wanted to extend the goal setting activity into a longer art-making session. (and of course depending on your class lengths.)