September is coming and time is short. So we’ve put together a list of great websites beloved by teachers, all of which have lesson plans available for free. In them you’ll find art lesson plans, project ideas and arts and craft activities for kids. We hope you enjoy – and don’t forget to upload the results to Creatubbles!
A ‘ridiculously relevant’ resource for art teachers everywhere, The Art of Ed provide premium lesson plans for free for all ages and grades with updates every week. Its online magazine features fantastic articles on everything from cross curricular activities to classroom management.
With simple lessons filtered by age, grade and medium, Kinderart is a treasure trove of free lesson plans. Lovingly curated by a mum and daughter team who, together, have taught art to over 5500 children and 15,000 adults!
We could wax lyrical about Crayola’s lesson plans. But enough of the cheesy jokes, it’s an amazing site for standards-based cross-curricular art activities. Easy to search and has a whole host of professional resources for educators.
Blick is an art supply seller well known in art teacher circles for providing free lesson plan resources. You can choose from a list of literally 100’s and filter by grade and discipline.
This family business also runs the Art Room Aid project to fund schools that need resources.
Cheryl Trowbridge has been teaching art to kids for over 20 years and her site is where she shares her amazing collection of successful lessons and thoughts on the profession. Her blog makes inspiring reading for teachers of any level, so make yourself a coffee, sit back and enjoy.
Hosted by the passionate Ken Roher, this site deserves an award for being probably the first art education websites in the world – it started in 1994! Here you’ll find just about everything you can think of, and then some more. Lesson plans (of course), free art things, best practice, special education, and even advice on school law.
Now here’s an interesting concept. As the name suggests this site hosts lesson plans by teachers that are tried and tested. Many are downloadable for a fee, others are free. You can also post your own lesson plans and charge accordingly. Could be a great fundraiser for those of you brimming with ideas and short on supplies!
Whether you’re in the position of teaching digital arts for the first time, or even have years of experience, you’ll find many useful teaching aids for project-based learning here. For those getting to grips with Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator or Dreamweaver it’s invaluable.
This site is designed to facilitate connections between art teachers, art lovers and art organisations. It’s SmArt Exchange has everything from handouts to lesson plans and even tips on how to manage unruly students.
Not only do Ceramics Art provide a variety of lesson plans for all ages, they also have resources on firing techniques and even how to choose or build your own kiln. Their online community serves active potters and ceramic artists worldwide, as well as those who are interested in finding out more about this craft.
For even more amazing lesson inspiration check out the work on Creatubbles.