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ART VOCABULARY Art Elements & Principles (Prezi) The ELEMENTS and PRINCIPLES of art/design are the building blocks used to create a work of art. The Elements of art/design can be thought…
The Art of Going Home
I can't believe it's the last day of school! Taking down all of the artwork at the end of the year is one of my least favorite things to do because it leaves our school looking so bare and empty. Sending the artwork home, on the other hand, is joyful! My students make phenominal artwork and I know they are proud to take it home. This year I tried to come up with a way to try to safely get some larger kindergarten artwork home. Giant Eagle in Fairlawn was generous enough to donate paper…
Ideas for Early Finishers in Art
This month, the Art Ed Blogger’s Network is talking about how to enrich art class for students who finish early. I think this is an ongoing concern for most art teachers. Kids work at all di…
65 Instagram-Worthy Teacher Hacks to Try in Your Classroom
These Instagram-worthy teacher hacks will keep your classroom organized, your sanity intact, and your social media channels popping.
A Closer Look into our Studio Centers, Choice-based Art Studio
Our WildcatsCreate Choice-based art studio currently houses 8 studio centers. Here is a tour of our current format. To get a glimpse in...
"Brushes Up in the Cup" Art Room Poster
8x10 black and white sign/small poster reminding students to store their paint brushes with the brush bristles UP. As an elementary art teacher I felt like I was constantly reminding students to make sure they put the bristles up in order to save our brushes from being ruined. I started saying "brus...
20 Nifty Ways to Store and Organise Kids Art Supplies
Kids art can be messy but you can keep the mess less by knowing how to store and organise kids art supplies!
Classroom Organization 2
Each class in that comes to art has their own shelf, it's where I store all the individual art folders with all the artwork inside. We have a high ELL population here and my students are little (Kinder-Grade 2), so I decided to add teacher photos this year to help kids figure out where their work belongs. I will tape a small class list up there as well in case I have a child who forgot to add the class code to the back, I can quickly refer to the list. Also, I frequently get asked to remind…
How-Tuesday: Make a Hanging Notepad
Need a place to jot your thoughts? Skip the trip to the office supply store with this project from the School and Community Reuse Action Project.
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8 Everyday Items You Need in Your Art Room - The Art of Education University
Art teachers gain the reputation of having some of the most unique classrooms around. Primarily because of the things we have in them. When someone asks if we need 100 (insert obscure objects here) we probably say, “Yes!” It’s in our DNA to find use in the useless. We’re constantly looking for ways to make […]