Have you ever wondered how art teachers come up with so many fabulous lessons? Today I talk to Laura Lohmann from the blog, Painted Paper, on her strategy for designing & implementing her amazing school-wide thematic units.
She walks you through the steps she uses to select a year long art theme, strategies that go into designing the curriculum and how she creates the projects with her students.
You can download a free worksheet that will help you design the art curriculum of your dreams!
This episode is for anyone who wants to learn how design a thematic art unit from the early research stages to implementation in the art room.
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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:
– How Laura sets up her art room for multi-class mural making
– How many students Laura teaches and what her schedule looks like
– Laura secret to high engagement in the art room
– The brand of paint Laura swears by
– How to make painting work in your classroom and the secret that will make the process effortless
– How Laura structures her art class
– How Laura plans her curriculum and when she starts (this might surprise you!)
– Tips for teaching art from a cart
– Tying in the elements of art and state standards
– Literacy connections
– Clean-up strategies
A few Mexican Inspired Projects
A few Art Projects inspired by India
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You can find Laura through Instagram @paintedpaperintheartroom, through her blog Painted Paper and her amazing store on Teachers pay Teacher
When making painted paper do you start with white or colored paper?
Live the tip about no water!
You can do both Virginia. If you ante you painted paper to have a warm or cool tone, you could start with a warm or cool tone paper. I always use the white but you don’t have to.