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13 Fall Art Lessons!

Happy Fall!

I don’t know about you, but for me, at this time in the year, the back to school rush of adrenaline has worn off. Students have settled into their classes, behaviors start to escalate and as an art teacher, you’re just plain worn out.

But after classes are done for the day, you have to attend to all of the cleaning, organizing, school duties, meetings lesson planning & prepping for the next day. . Art teachers are really AMAZING. The amount of work you do on a daily basis is unreal and it seems like everyone thinks the job is just all fun and games. Annoying things people say to art teachers… that’s for another blog post. :) For this one, let’s talk about 13 different projects great for teaching in the Fall.

Beginning with 3 you can find on my YouTube Channel: Color My Monday

  1. Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls

This video teaches students about the customs and traditions surrounding Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Then provides a draw along sugar skull!

2. Yayoi Kusama Polka Dot Pumpkins

Use this video to teach about the life and art of Yayoi Kusama! Then students can draw along to create their own Kusama inspired polka dot pumpkin!

3. Patterned Turkeys

Discuss pattern as a Principle of Design and how to use the Elements of Art: line, shape and color to create patterns. Students can draw along to create their own turkey then fill the feathers with different patterns.

The following 10 lessons can be found inside our All Access Membership!

4. Native American Teepees

Use the PowerPoint/Google Slides presentation to teach students about teepees and how they were used by Native American people. Then students create their teepee using construction paper and construction paper crayons! This complete lesson can be found in the K-1 section of the membership.

5. Harvest Corn

This introduction presentation gives context to the lesson by teaching students about corn and it's relevance to American life. Then students draw and paint their harvest c