Yes, 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 packet 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 Posters" to help students learn that artists observe constantly and think and make choices throughout their creating process.
Get the free posters here:
Be An Artist - Artist Behavior Posters
Visit my blog, Creating Art With Kids, for detailed descriptions and helpful tips about the process of teaching many of my art lessons.
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For some art-making ideas and suggestions:
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
Creating Art With Kids lessons are designed to focus primarily on the creative process. They are intended to be open-ended enough to encourage student creativity and detailed enough to give teachers clear direction.