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Sparking Art

Bringing art into a classroom can make lessons more engaging, while at the same time adding fun and a welcome change of pace for students. Thankfully, you don’t have to scour the Internet for relevant projects. There are several sites dedicated to art in classrooms. We have found a few created by art teachers that can make this task easy and inspiring.

 

Elementary teachers can go to Deep Space Sparkle and Art Projects for Kids to find ideas based on grade, season, subject matter, or medium.  This means that the lessons are developmentally appropriate and the easy step by step instructions make it a snap to replicate in any classroom. Several student examples can be found for each project.

 

The Incredible Art Department (IAD) is a collection of lessons for all ages. This site has many helpful resources for teachers: lessons, toolkits, guides, and rubrics. Both beginning teachers and veteran teachers will have no problem finding something relevant to bring into their classrooms. The lessons are clear, come with a sample, and are easy to replicate.

 

No matter what you teach, you will be sure to find lessons that enhance your classroom and your students’ learning.

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Lisa Nowakowski

Lisa is the co-host of TLC.Ninja. She currently teaches 5th grade, has been named Teacher of the Year at her school, and has been an Ed Tech innovator in her district for over 15 years. She is a PBS Digital Innovator and received the Crystal Apple Award in 2010. ​