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Are you thinking about what to do the first week of school to quickly get art up in the hallways? Do you need a way to get students creating but still have them practice classroom procedures? You can easily meet both of these goals during the first week of school by creating an art advocacy display.
While Post-it notes are an essential office supply, they are also great for art projects. In this activity, your students will get to practice the routines and procedures for being dismissed from their tables, lining up, and being in the hallway while others are learning.
For the highest impact, have students arrange their notes in a large square or rectangle. Use a variety of bright colors to catch people’s attention!
Posters are a great way to get attention and share information. Students can use a variety of materials in the classroom to create their own posters communicating the importance of art. Students could work individually or in pairs.
This activity will also allow your students to practice your routines for gathering and putting away various supplies.
If you want to practice collaboration, have your students create banners to place in areas with large wall space around your school.
Each of these activities promotes art advocacy and allows students to take part in sharing their personal views toward art education. This is a great way to spark conversations in school, bring awareness to your art program, and advocate for art overall.
How do you use art lessons to promote art advocacy?
What is your favorite lesson for the first week of school?
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