Here are some ideas for integrating art and writing in your classroom. Rarely do we let an opportunity go by for writing, and using out own artwork is so motivating! But we kept it simple!
For example, we studied the art of Ted Harrison, who painting in the north of Canada.
Perhaps he was near the North Pole??
We noticed how he used large patches of warm colors beside patches of cool colors to create *contrast*.
This lesson was such a success that I made it into guided art lesson and added it as a bonus lesson for my Art History For Little Ones set!
If you already own that set, it will be a free download.
If you don’t own it yet, you can grab that the step by step guided lesson HERE.
We used these colorful paintings as writing prompts for “How To Draw Step By Step” assignments. Once students experience the process, they find it easier to write about it!
If you are looking for more easy art lessons to do with your class, there are a huge bunch to choose from depending on what you’d like to study. You can choose from art history, modern artists, or art around the world. Click any of the pictures below to take a look! All of the collections have read-aloud scripts, photos of work, and literacy components included.