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Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper

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By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
Learn to draw a vase of sunflowers while learning about the artist Vincent van Gogh. Your students will not only learn about van Gogh but also do some art criticism (talking about art) during the presentation. Then they will have a blast making a
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Rubrics, Activities, Printables
$5.00
277
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By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
This set of Op Art Shamrock Coloring Pages will rock your St. Patrick's Day craft! Give students a chance to experiment with different ways to make green, then use variety of greens to color in the Op Art Shamrocks. The easy prep for this lesson
Subjects:
Writing, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.00
88
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By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
Mothers will be delighted to receive a handmade card featuring a charming bouquet of flowers drawn by their child. Expressive Monkey's directed drawing approach will give your students practice following instructions without resulting in
Subjects:
Writing, Spring, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.75
94
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By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
Learn how to draw a sunflower in the style of Vincent Van Gogh with a fun Roll & Draw game or choice drawing activity. Great for art history or drawing lessons. This set also includes the art criticism activities of describing the sunflowers to
Subjects:
Writing, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.1, SL.3.1, CCRA.W.3
$6.00
60
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By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
Are you a little gnome crazy like me? You'll have so much fun with these gnome drawing tutorials and drawing games.! Get directed drawing help getting started with lots of drawing choices so that no 2 gnomes will look alike! You'll also get some
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Games
$5.00
31
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By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
How to draw pages that kids will love for all the seasons of the year! This is a bundle of Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Drawing Fun. Save money and buy all 4!Here's what you get from Fall Drawing Fun:✩ Owls✩ Scarecrows✩ Crows (2 pages facing
Subjects:
Autumn, Winter, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$23.00
$18.00
30
Bundle
By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
Draw a bouquet of flowers for almost any occasion; Mother’s Day, birthdays, and a thank you cards are just a few. Make your own cards, or just enjoy drawing and coloring your own flowers. You can mix the drawing sheets for even more variety in
Subjects:
Spring, Summer, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Games
$2.00
75
Digital Download PDF (2.03 MB)
By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
This cool lesson will give students a chance to make some colorful popsicle drawings and learn some easy watercolor techniques. Coloring pages are also included to make this a fun craft or activity for any age level! A perfect activity for summer
Subjects:
Spring, Summer, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Printables
$5.00
29
Digital Download PDF (5.86 MB)
By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
Are you looking for a memorable Mother's Day activity? The template, step-by-step instructions along with the choices for making faces look like individuals, will have your kids drawing their mom's portrait with confidence to create a card or gift
Subjects:
Writing, Spring, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.50
39
Digital Download PDF (11.77 MB)
By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
Both kids and adults will enjoy coloring these op art flowers. Use them as a fun and relaxing reward, or use them to teach the art technique of creating a color gradient. There is plenty of room for your own creative touch. Great for a spring or
Subjects:
Spring, Summer, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
23
Digital Download PDF (6.22 MB)
By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
These llama drawing art activities are just what you need to keep students captivated while building their confidence in drawing. With lots of choices and options, you can pick just the right project to fit your students' skill level. Your students
Subjects:
Spring, Visual Arts
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$6.00
27
Digital Download PDF (21.00 MB)
By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
Create a rainbow drawing with kids to display in your window or send to a relative to show them you are thinking of them. The rainbow templates will make this easy for anyone to teach. You'll get lots of ideas for patterns to add to the rainbow art
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
16
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By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
Drawing pages for St. Patrick's Day leprechauns that will make any leprechaun craft for kids more adorable! These drawing pages have step-by-step instructions along with lots of choices and a Roll & Draw game so that each leprechaun will look
Subjects:
Creative Writing, St. Patrick's Day, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
23
Digital Download PDF (3.77 MB)
By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
Have a blast with this set of spring drawing activities! Learn how to draw with step-by-step instructions with lots of design ideas. Kids love the fun roll & draw games and simple steps to complete a bird, caterpillar, and dragonfly! Use this
Subjects:
Easter, Spring, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$7.00
31
Digital Download ZIP (13.23 MB)
By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
What if Victor Vasarely designed Easter Eggs? I bet they would look pretty swanky! Treat your students to this eye-catching art lesson that will have your students making wickedly cool op art eggs any time of the year. This lesson is rich with
Subjects:
Geometry, Easter, Visual Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$7.50
15
Digital Download ZIP (35.87 MB)
By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
Have you been looking for a way to integrate art into your social studies lesson about cultures? Art teachers, do you want a fun way to teach symmetry, grid drawing, overlap and shading? The final result will be exquisite Celtic knot drawing
Subjects:
Middle Ages, St. Patrick's Day, Visual Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cultural Activities, Printables
$5.50
21
Digital Download ZIP (8.46 MB)
By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
Give your students a fun way to tell you about their year in art class! There are 3 different sheet design choices. The first sheet is designed to be attached to or part of a student art portfolio. The last 2 sheets are just general questions
Subjects:
End of Year, Visual Arts
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.00
27
Digital Download ZIP (8.21 MB)
By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
** This flash-freebie will only be free for a short time!** Are you tired of your directed drawings that all look the same? Expressive Monkey's directed drawings pages will take the fear out of teaching drawing and help you say goodbye to
Subjects:
Easter, Spring, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
$2.00
22
Digital Download PDF (2.32 MB)
By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
Make your Father's Day craft extra special with a drawing of dad with his child! You can make a card or just a drawing. Don't be nervous about having kids draw a portrait. The step-by-step instructions and starting template will ensure kids are off
Subjects:
Writing, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.50
19
Digital Download PDF (14.89 MB)
By Expressive Monkey-The Art Teacher's Little Helper
Use these engaging drawing sheets to practice writing, drawing and color families. Expressive Monkey's Egg Roll, Draw & Write is a simple and fun way to practice drawing, color terms and writing (art criticism). Students will roll the dice to
Subjects:
Writing, Easter, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Printables
$3.00
30
Digital Download PDF (4.09 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After teaching elementary art for 25 years, I'm on to my second career of making it easier and more fun for other teachers to teach art!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach with big ideas and relate my art lessons to my students' personal lives. I like to give students as many choices as possible and this has been the inspiration for my Roll & Draw and choice drawing pages. I encourage students to make mistakes and make drawings that are not perfect because this is how we learn. Art is a process and all artists are somewhere in this process. Celebrate where you are, but stay on your journey!

My goal is to make lessons fun so all students will want to give it a try. I'm also looking for ways to make the life of an art teacher easier by staying organized and spending less time on creating assessments and other things that take away from your time getting ready to make art.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2006.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design and my MA in Art Education from The Ohio State University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I started my Expressive Monkey website in 2011 as a way to share my drawing lessons with my students and other teachers. To see more lessons and information about how I teach online visit my Expressive Monkey Blog and Expressive Monkey Website!

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