Art

Art Activities

10 Creative Ways to Upcycle Your Plastic Bottles

Check out these amazing environmental art projects that will help your students see plastic bottles in completely new ways. These 10 creative and easy projects will add a homemade touch to your classroom or your students' homes and raise reusing plastic bottles to a whole new level. (Click/Tap image to view ideas)

Copy of Spelling Bee by Slidesgo
Created by Erin Jang, a Teacher Candidate in the UBC Teacher Education program, IB PYP cohort

Art & Music Projects

A presentation that covers the topic of reflecting on music through art. Ideas and feelings can be expressed in many ways. Listen to the classical music "The Flight of the Bumblebee" and connect it to create an original art piece.

reflection on artworks handout.pdf
Created by Erin Jang, a Teacher Candidate in the UBC Teacher Education program, IB PYP cohort

Art Reflection

Handout that covers the curriculum content of Kindergarten Visual Arts and Language Arts. Students are encouraged to express their feelings and the elements of Visual Arts either orally or on a piece of paper.

OeigamiErinV01.mp4
Created by Erin Jang, a Teacher Candidate in the UBC Teacher Education program, IB PYP cohort

Mother's Day Card

Try creating a beautiful heart flower Mother's Day Card.

Created by Haruko Higa, a Teacher Candidate in the UBC Teacher Education program, IB PYP cohort

Kandinsky Inspired Mother's Day Art

This lesson introduces students to Wassily Kandinsky's concentric circles. Students learn about the brief history of expressionism and follow along with the video as they create their own Kandinsky inspired artwork for Mother's Day.

Created by Haruko Higa, a Teacher Candidate in the UBC Teacher Education program, IB PYP cohort

Dali Inspired Animal Art

This lesson introduces students to surrealism through Salvador Dali's art. Students learn about the brief history of Dali and follow along with the video as they create their own Dali inspired animal art.

Artists at Work

Here's a YouTube list of a variety of Artists at Work. These would work wonderfully as provocations or individual inquiries.

Densely Arranged Stone Gradients

Jon Foreman’s art works are breathtaking. Using natural materials, Foreman creates exquisite, ephemeral art works and photographs them. Kath Murdoch suggests, "These images would be powerful additions to provocations where children have access to natural materials or, even better, as an inspiration for art works with natural materials in situ – in the outdoors. The concepts embedded in many of these images would, in themselves, be the basis for some fascinating conversations. Use the images to explore scale, perspective, beauty, pattern, shape, design and even the ethics of using natural materials in this way."