My Identity SEL Art Lesson, Hand Still Life Drawing Art Project

Ms Artastic
Grade Levels
5th - 8th
Formats Included
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28 pages
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This Identity Art Project is a fun art lesson for students to get back to creating and experimenting in art, perfect for Back to School or other holidays & events such as MLK Day, Pink Shirt Day, or Diversity Week. Students will create a hand still life artwork that also features illustrations that explores the student's identity and culture. Plan Quickly Teach Confidently and Engage your students with this easy-to-use art tutorial.

✂=This unique art project is perfect for decorating bulletin boards for Meet the Teacher Night or for Art Shows. This resource is complete with a visual and text step-by-step (each step on its own page with description), a rubric for marking, a lesson plan, a finished example, reflection pages, and a step-by-step drawing handout to allow your students to create this piece successfully! #backtoschoolart #artteacher #artlessons #artteacher #artteachersoftpt

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-Lesson Plan -2 pages (materials, learning outcomes, goals, "Teacher Does")

-National Art Standards Suggested List

-Critical Thinking Questions list to ask students (during/after in critiques)

-Artist's Statement for students

-Student Reflection Worksheets

-Rubric for art piece

-Step-By-Step Art Project Handout for Students

-Example of Art Piece to show your students before they create!

-Art Piece Demonstration Step-By-Step: Description and Images (11 Slides)

-Bulletin Board Sign for Display


-Pencil, eraser, black felt

-30x Step-By-Step draw handouts

-OPTIONAL: smudge sticks, blending tools

-drawing paper

-student’s choice of other drawing & coloring mediums (to allow for student choice, experimentation, and voice).



-Either project the step-by-step pages from the PDF for your students to follow, or use it as a guideline for yourself so you can demonstrate the art project to your students.

-Look over the lesson plan for the materials needed for your art project. Gather these in advance! Then there will be no panic during the lesson.

-Photocopy any necessary student handouts such as step-by-steps or rubrics. These will be needed during your art lesson and are very helpful for students.


-Look over the lesson plan to see what to do and what materials are needed.

-Look over the visual and text step-by-steps to see how to make the piece and possibly you may want to make a sample yourself so you have no problems helping your students later.

-Print off the included Poster Sample for your students in color to show them what they’re making prior to the lesson (it’s your hook!)

-Show the PDF over your digital projector, under a document camera (best if you have it printed in color) or use as information for yourself as you demonstrate the art lesson to your class.

-All steps include both a visual and text description to make teaching this or showing this directly to your students and easy process and will eliminate any confusion!

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