Category: The Arts

Find great ideas for teaching art as well as art lesson ideas, art teaching resources, art work and supplies storage and assignments from 2 Peas and a Dog. #artlessons #lessonplans #artteacher

Ideas for Teaching Art

Teaching art but don’t know where to start? How about right here!  I’ve gathered together a collection of past blog posts related to art as well as my popular Art Sketchbook Assignment from Teachers Pay Teachers to get your students’ creativity flowing. Keep reading and you’ll find a variety of

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Keep students busy and engaged when they are finished their art assignments. Get practical ideas for fast finishers in art class from 2 Peas and a Dog. #artclass #art #fastfinishers #artroom #lessonplans

Fast Finisher Activities For Art Class

It can be hard to plan an art lesson that everyone finishes at the exact same time. Ok – well I have never done it – I usually have some students who finish quickly every time. These five low-prep fast finisher activities will be an asset to your art classroom.

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Drama lessons and ideas for teachers from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Ideas For Teaching Drama

Where I teach, Drama is a mandatory part of the curriculum for students in Grades 1 to 8. I enjoy teaching drama, but I have heard from other teachers that they find this subject hard to plan for without a textbook or background experience. The following blog post outlines great drama

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5 ideas for student art portfolios from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Storing Student Art

Art looks great in a classroom and it is a fun subject to teach, but it can be hard to figure out how to store all of the artwork your students work on over the year. I send home each assignment after it has been displayed in the classroom or

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Teacher Life Hack Art Cleanup Tip

Does anyone else dread art class clean up? I know it makes me a bit cranky! Thanks to Christina @ Hanging Around In Primary for this genius tip. She uses plastic wrap on her paint trays for easy cleanup. Fast Finisher Art Activity This is my favourite faster finisher assignment because it still

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Technology Themed Get To Know You Activity

This year I wanted to do a get to know you activity with my students that fit my technology themed classroom. I searched Pinterest and online blogs and could not find an idea that suited my theme.  Then a week before school it came to me – I’ll have my

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Styrofoam Print Making Art Lesson

The most awesome thing about this art project is that it requires minimal supplies and can be modified to suit the primary grades up to high school art class.  Materials Needed: -1 dinner size Styrofoam plate per student -1 toothpick per student -print making ink in a variety of colours if

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Tinfoil Sculpture Art Lesson

  Here is a great tinfoil sculpture art lesson which can be adapted to any grade level. It can sometimes be a challenge to find affordable art lessons that are both creative and meaningful for middle school students. Last week my student teacher showed me an art project she worked on

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