Wednesday, January 23, 2019

In the Art Room: Chris Uphues Lesson for All!

 Hey, friends! A while ago, I created a Chris Uphues-inspired video for my sub to use. Because my classes are either 30 minutes in length or an hour, the video is broken up a bit. For example, as you watch, you'll see that my 30 minute kids learn about Chris and then do some sketching on dry erase boards before tackling paper. My older kids did this too...and then about 30 minutes in, met on the floor again to view the rest of the video. As I've said before, I LOVE having my students sketch on dry erase's their favorite because of the slick and forgiving surface. And it's mine as it uses less frustration and time with erasing and reworking. Here's that sub video...feel free to use it in your art teacherin' world. All I ask is that you give credit to lil ole me when you share your student's work or resources. 
Side Note: Jen and Chris Uphues are some of my most favorite folks on the planet. You'd be hard pressed to find two kinder or more down to earth people. I LOVE introducing them to my kids because I know that these are some seriously AMAZINGLY good people. And I'm super judge-y so you know I'm tellin' ya'll the true (insert winky-tongue face emoji). 
Meeting them this fall was one of the highlights of my school year!
When I initially created the lesson, I wasn't sure how I wanted the kids to finish their work...just this week did we dig the drawings back up and I started letting my early finishers work on them. All my kids are in the middle of some big projects that they all seem to finish at totaly different speeds. So this lesson has been a fun and quick in-between project. They kids love drawing these funny faces!

Have fun! 

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  1. Love this art lesson!! Thank you! What paper did students use?

  2. Thank you so much for always being so generous and sharing your lessons!!!

  3. Love your Blog. I would love a copy of your eye paper the students use.

  4. You are so generous sharing your lessons, handouts, and videos! Thank you!

  5. You are a great inspiration! Thank you for so many reasons!

  6. This is awesome! Thank you for sharing! Love, love, love you Cassie Stephens! You Rock and motivate and encourage us all! Barb Canterbury

  7. This going to be perfect for our e-learning day with my kids. Thanks! We might do an Eric carle type lesson too with painting a paper then cut out into hearts.

  8. Thank you so much for this amazing lesson, I'm going to be using it twice! My grade goes on a ski trip and I'll be staying back with the kiddos that aren't going, this will be perfect for them to do and still have fun. My class has been working hard for several weeks to earn an art day where we do art all day long. It looks like we will earn in on Valentine's day, and they are going to love this lesson! Thank you!

  9. thank you so much cassie love your ideas :)


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