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Elements of Art Worksheet Pack + TPT Sale

For the last three years, my best seller on my Teachers Pay Teachers website has been my hand drawn elements of art worksheet pack. I spent the summer of 2014 drawing out my elements of art, principles of design, and visual journal how to worksheets. I carefully drew them in pencil, spell checked, had my husband spell check, and finally traced over everything in sharpie. Next, everything was scanned in, edited, and uploaded to my store. Hours went into that product, but it has certainly paid off.

I have gotten a lot of great feedback and constructive criticism on my product. The biggest issue that has come up over the years is the legibility of my sheets. For the most part, they are fairly clear, but there are a few spots where text is squeezed in. In addition, students these days are more used to reading text off a screen than handwriting on a sheet of paper.

While I enjoy the handmade aspect of these products, I decided it was time to bring them up to the modern era. Over Christmas break I began digitally redesigning all of my element of art worksheets. This task proved more difficult than I expected. I not only wanted to give it a more legible look, but I also wanted to maintain a modern feel, and provide new information. For example, if my customers wanted to review the elements of art in their painting class, they could get an entire new set of worksheets to use in their classroom. I thought this would be fairly easy, but there is only so many ways you can explain value.

Once again hours were spent creating these new products, and finally, last night I uploaded the compilation pack of the seven worksheets. I love the new look and I am proud of the fact that the information was presented in a new way. A lot of the same things are covered, but with different explanations, examples, and applications. 

Like my original set, this pack includes the elements of art: color, line, shape, form, texture, value, and space. Each worksheet includes a color and black and white version of the front, and a back that tests the students’ understanding of the information on the front. These are great activities to get the students thinking about the elements and putting information to practice before final projects.

In addition to finally finished my updated elements of art worksheets, I am participating in the Teachers Pay Teachers end of school year sale. My entire store will be 20% off tomorrow (5/9/17) through Wednesday (5/10/17). That puts this pack at just $8.00.

If you haven’t checked out Teachers Pay Teachers yet, give it a try. There is nothing better than finding great resources for your classroom and supporting your fellow educators at the same time. The majority of my profits from my store go straight to my pocket, TPT only takes a small percentage, making all my time and effort well worth it.

We are almost there, summer is just around the corner.

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Teachers Pay Teachers Site Wide Sale: 20% off

Teachers Pay Teachers has become a more amazing opportunity than I ever thought possible. In less than 6 weeks hub and I will be on our way to Europe. We are headed to Munich, Berlin, and Amsterdam for a nine day tour, paid for in full by my fall Teachers Pay Teachers earnings. Not only am I proud of myself for this accomplishment, but I am incredibly grateful to all of my fellow teachers who have purchased my products. It’s the easiest thing to start doing. I simply take the lesson plans, PowerPoints, and worksheets I already spend time making for my classes, and upload them to TPT. You literally set it and forget it. Jumping on this bandwagon three years ago has created some amazing opportunities for me.

Teachers Pay Teachers is hosting a site wide sale starting tomorrow, 2/7/17, running through Wednesday, 2/8/17. I will be running 20% off all my products, which is huge if you have recently checked out my most expensive product, a year long. everything you need for every single day, Intro to Art pack for $75.00, marked down to $60.00.

I have also been busy posting some new items the last few weeks. Check out my shop here and details below!

My most recent product is one of my favorites, a “Save the Brushes” poster reminding students how to properly clean brushes. The photograph in the background are actual brushes my students have killed in the last year. Check out the poster and more details here.

I finally compiled all of my visual journal teaching tools into one bundle pack. This makes it cheaper and easier to get everything you need to introduce and maintain this project through multiple classes and levels of art courses. Check it out here.

Right now my team of Literary Magazine students are working on compiling all of our art and writing submissions into our annual magazine. I decided after putting together my multiple how to handouts, that this could be a good resource for teachers new to the Literary Magazine world. Check it out here.

After the success of my hand drawn Elements of Art and Principles of Design worksheets, I decided to make digital versions of them. This gives another version for teachers who have already tried my product to use in their classes, and a cleaner version for those who like this look better. I have already uploaded color, shape, line, and form, and am working on the remaining elements. Once they are all done I will bundle them for $10.00 for all seven worksheets, the same price as my hand drawn set. The Principles of Design will be next, be on the lookout in the coming months.

I have been working hard at my second job, adding to my TPT store. Although lately I have been spending most evenings creating and uploading products, once they are uploaded they can be continuously downloaded by shoppers without you needing to do anything. I am highly motivated at this point, I need spending money for my European vacation!

Thanks for all the support and for checking out my blog! Help me spread the word about art projects, Teachers Pay Teachers, visual journals, and art in general by sharing with others. Thanks for stopping by!


 

Teachers Pay Teachers: Yearlong Art Class Curriculum (plus giveaway)

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I have participated on the Teachers Pay Teachers website since 2013. It has allowed me to share the many products I have made for my classes, connect with other teachers, and help supplement my paychecks.

I love the idea behind teachers paying teachers for their hard work. We can help make each other’s lives easier while also supporting someone else (who we know also doesn’t make a lot of money). Teaching certainly is a labor of love. And I am so glad to have a way to make some extra money off of doing the thing I love.

I have worked very hard this summer to get new products up. In the past couple of months I have put up STEAM posters (I will post about these soon), artist inspiration, tempera batik, color matching, color scheme, ceramics, perspective, and grid method projects, a viewfinder handout, and a few freebies (grid worksheets, shading sheets, and upside down drawings). In addition, for the past year, I have been working on compiling all of my Introduction to art lesson plans, PowerPoints, worksheets, and more into a yearlong art curriculum.

What I love most about the product is that it provides a plan for every single day of an entire year of teaching. I was extremely lucky to have a supportive co-art teacher my first year teaching who passed along many of her projects and resources. I hope this product does this for someone else. If your art class only lasts a semester it provides a way to pare that down to the essentials. I also planned the lessons to cover every single proficient level national standard as well as 6 accomplished level and 1 advanced level national standards.

See what is included below:

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-Yearlong timeline
-Semester long timeline
-First day items: syllabus bathroom passes, tell me about you sheet, art survey, letter to parents, artist to know table, and behavior contract
-Art notebook set up: Table of contents and worksheets
-20 lesson plans: includes big idea, essential questions, goals, objectives, supplies, vocabulary, step-by-step instructions, national standards
-17 rubrics
-6 critique worksheets

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-16 PowerPoints

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-42 worksheets: Includes elements of art, principles of design, visual journal, drawing, color theory, perspective, contour line, and many more.

If each item was purchased individually this product would cost $186.00, but I have it listed for just $75.00. In addition Teachers Pay Teachers is hosting a bonus sale today only (8/22/16). I am offering 20% off every item in my store, which brings this product down to $60.00. I have also been selected as 1 of 1,000 sellers to giveaway a $10.00 Teachers Pay Teachers gift card. The first person to e-mail me at whitneywpanetta@gmail.com with the subject line “TPT Gift Card” will win it! Act fast in order to use it during the big sale today!

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Teachers Pay Teachers: Math Decoration via an Art Teacher

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My dad would be so proud. After nearly 10 years after my last math class, I have returned to arithmetic basics thanks to a Teachers Pay Teachers buyer suggestion.

While math has never been my forte, my poor engineer father spent hours on end trying to help me understand, I have always understood art. I followed in my mom’s footsteps, as opposed to my dad, majored in art in college and started teaching high school art once I graduated. After a few years teaching, building a portfolio of lesson plans, worksheets, and decoration for my classroom, I heard of a website called Teachers Pay Teachers. It offered an opportunity to not only share my lessons with fellow art teachers, but it also provided a chance for me to make a little extra money on the side. As a teacher, every extra bit of money helps.

A couple of years ago I added a few products, but never really checked in on them, and didn’t take the time to market them. The following summer I decided one of my goals was to really put time into my TPT shop, and see if I could find success like so many other teachers had. I chose my best products, improved them further, made my shop look nice, included detailed descriptions, and shared on social networking sites. My first successful products were my Elements of Art worksheet packet and Principles of Design worksheet packet. Out of nowhere, in August just as school was starting back, I began receiving daily notifications of new sales. Finally, my hard work had literally paid off.

A year after my products have really started to sell, I have added many more, and now have over 170 visual art based offerings. I am constantly putting up new things, testing the waters, seeing what people want. Recently, a buyer commented after purchasing my visual art poster pack that they would love some basic math and grammar posters. I was immediately intrigued. While my focus is neither math or grammar, my focus is to provided well designed, clear, and interesting products. My theory is, if a student’s interest can be sparked through color, texture, or pattern, they will be more engaged in whatever that product is trying to teach them. I had been looking for a good crossover product into general education, and this could be it.

For the past couple of weeks I have been working on math foundations, arithmetic posters. I am mainly gearing the information to elementary students, however, I don’t think there is anything wrong with hanging math basics in middle school and high school classrooms. As a student who constantly battled math, I would have benefited greatly from having foundation reminders I could reference.

So far, I have completed addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fraction, decimal, and percentage posters. I have a positive/negative numbers poster in the works, and am considering a time based poster for the itty bitties in elementary school. Currently, they are up on Teachers Pay Teachers for $2.00 each, but a bundle pack will be added very soon for a discounted price. Once my arithmetic posters are complete, I plan to do a set of geometry, algebra, trigonometry, etc. posters. I will be relying on the help of my math minded husband to complete the information on them, but I look forward to reminiscing on my middle and high school years as I create them. After that, I will visit the world of grammar and see what I can create there.

Here are my finish posters in their preview form. If you are interested in purchasing them without the watermark check out my Teachers Pay Teachers store here. Each poster comes in two variations, a large size and a 8.5″x11″ size for easy printing.

Addition Poster

The addition poster covers basic keywords, examples of addends and sums, and other information.

Subtraction Poster

My subtraction poster also includes keywords, a number line, and examples of various subtraction situations.

Multiplication Poster

The multiplication poster includes keywords, multiplication tips, and four methods to help you learn to multiply.

Division Poster

The division poster includes keywords, three different ways division equations may look, and four methods to help you learn to divide.

Decimal Poster

The decimal poster includes keywords, an example of place value, expanded fractional form, and examples on how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals. This poster is currently available for FREE download for a limited time! Check it out here.

Fraction Poster

The fraction poster includes keywords, an explanation of numerator and denominator, examples of proper, improper, mixed, and equivalent fractions, as well as a fraction number scale.

Percentage Poster

The percentage poster includes keywords, examples of converting decimals and fractions to percents, finding the percent of a number, increasing and decreasing numbers using percents, and a percentage number line.

Every poster was carefully designed. I used the symbols associated with the math foundation to create the pattern of the poster. I present the information in a visually pleasing way, that will hopefully better engage students as they learn. I am playing with the idea of converting these posters into worksheets with problems to test their knowledge on the back. I hope these find their way into typically mundane math classrooms and brighten up the walls and learning process.

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Art Education Tools: Elements of Art Printable Poster Set

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As an art educator the elements of art and principles of design are something that is naturally incorporated into almost every lesson. They are the basics of strong, interesting, and successful works of art. From the moment kindergarteners step into their first art class until an art major in college leaves their final studio course, the elements and principles should be an underlying theme. As I sat around enjoying my time over the summer, my mind continuously drifted to thoughts of the upcoming year. I had a goal, to add some decor to my classroom, to help make it my own space and brighten it. After some brainstorming, I decided what better way than to make my own poster set. I got to work and created a poster to represent all elements of art and principles of design. Not only was it a great addition to my classroom, but it was also a nice addition to my Teachers Pay Teachers store (which I am now addicted to).

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Although this was the very last poster I made, it is the poster I like to start off with. It showcases all the elements of art, including line, shape, value, form, texture, space, and color. I waited to the very end to make this poster because, first I wanted to determine which fonts would represent each element. Using Adobe Illustrator I added a rectangular, filled box in the middle, then laid out my text around it.  There was a lot of adjusting and re-configuring as I tried to fit the lettering in just right.

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The color poster was my first creation, and I am very happy with the way it turned out. I love the current triangle trend, and decided it was a great shape to use in my posters. Using the line tool in Illustrator I constructed my arrowhead, triangle shape, repeated, resized, and recolored to to represent the various color groups. Primary, secondary, tertiary, analagous, and complimentary color examples are included.

 

PrintI was excited to work on the form poster, because it was a challenge to create the illusion of a three dimensional form on a two dimensional space. Once again I used the line tool to construct my block shapes, then filled them with color. I had fun using the circle and oval tool to create the clouds in the background.  Examples of organic and geometric form are shown in this poster.

 

 

Line-Poster-Preview

Because I am so into triangle and arrow shapes, I was very inspired by the idea of line. I  used different variations of these shapes to represent horizontal, vertical, diagonal, and curved lines. I used straight lines behind the title to shape hatched and cross hatched lines, which added an interesting texture. I love the way the colors look on this poster. It is a nice contrast to the first two I completed.

 

 

Shape-Poster-PreviewAt first I was stumped by what to do for the shape poster. I decided to continue the triangle theme, to show geometric shape, but I was unsure what I could do for organic shape. After playing around with a few ideas I decided to use the brush tool in Illustrator and create a spiral shape. The geometric shapes fit nicely between the sections of spiral, which in turn made a very cohesive design.

 

 

Space-Poster-preview

Space was another difficult concept to put on paper. I knew I needed to show perspective, in order to create a sense of space, so I began adding diagonal lines and playing with shades of colors. After I create the hallway looking area I decided to add more triangles to show foreground, middle, and background. I was able to create a send of space by making the shapes smaller as they moved back. In the foreground I also include an example of positive and negative space.

 

 

Texture-Poster-PreviewI had a lot of fun making the texture worksheet. I loved playing around with the various shapes in illustrator, creating my own Mario-esque world. I used dagger shapes to represent sharp, circles for smooth, and overlapping circles for rough. The bright colors are fun and youthful. The pop of yellow works nicely with the other posters.

 

 

Value-Poster-preview

Finally, I was on my last element of art. It was time to visually represent value. Since I used triangles in so many of the other posters, I decided to do something different. I created block shapes using thick lines, and varied the color from light to dark with each block. Value scale, highlight, tint, shadow, and shade are represented in this poster.

 

 

I hope other teachers find this resource useful in my Teachers Pay Teachers shop (check it out here!). I have already printed out a set to hang in my classroom, and I love how they look.

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Thanks for taking the time to check out my elements of art posters! I hope they help inspire new ideas for your classroom. Help me spread the word about this post and my blog by sharing with others on your social networking site of choice. Thanks for stopping by!