Even if you don't consider yourself an artist
Finding the path to the right lessons can take time which is why I created this page.
If you click the dropdown button below you will see three categories that can help to narrow down your search. However, if you’re looking for lessons based off of the materials you have on hand then scroll down to pick lessons involving those supplies that you have.
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You may wonder how you can teach art to your students if you don’t consider yourself an artist. I get it. You’re not alone.
Here’s the thing…I don’t believe you need to be a great artist to teach art to kids. You just need a little bit of help.
HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU HAVE?
Click on a grade level and scan the portfolio of lessons that match your time frame. Most of our lessons are based on a class time of 40 minutes for grades K-2, 45 minutes for grades 3-4 and 50 minutes for grades 5-6.
90% of Deep Space Sparkle art lessons use supplies most teachers have access to: paper, tempera paint, watercolor trays, markers and pastels.
It may be helpful to learn what supplies to buy and when to use them. This Art Made Easy podcast helps explain the basics.
Many classroom teachers and volunteers ask me questions about the differences between paints and what papers to use. This post helps explain the differences between watercolor paint & tempera paint and what papers work best.
As a teacher or volunteer who may not have tons of drawing experience, using directed drawings is a fantastic way to help your students learn to draw. I like using directed drawings for grades K-3. After that, it’s best to follow a directed drawing handout yourself and demonstrate drawing possibilities for your students n your way.
Here’s a video and drawing guide to download that helps get your directed drawing projects started.