There IS time for art!
Encourage creativity and artist behavior in your classroom.
Art can be included in most classroom schedules with a minimum of extra time taken away from other subjects. Integrating art with other subjects is one way; another way is to take a good look at some of the things we do in the classroom where art could easily be substituted.
This FREE resource is full of ideas and suggestions for making time for art.
- How to be “art-friendly” and foster creativity
- Ideas for making more time and space for art
- List of materials and supplies to include in an art supply center
- Ideas for displaying art in the classroom
- Thoughts on treating students like artists
- Suggestions for integrating art across the curriculum
Use the companion "Artist Behavior Mini-Posters" to help students learn that artists observe constantly and think and make choices throughout their creating process.
Get the free mini-posters here:
Art lessons to start with:
Start With Art -- perfect for back-to-school
Four Quick Art Lessons -- another good starting point
Art Task Cards -- for early finishers or art centers
I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have a Multiple Subjects credential, a Single Subject credential for Art and English, LDS/ESL certification, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Mathematics focus, and Montessori certification. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids and Share2Learn 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.
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