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Simple Projects to Develop Creative Thinking
Simple Drawing Projects 2:24
Painting Ideas for Creativity 2:19
Color Matching and Problem Solving 2:27
Brainstorming and Lists 4:39
Creating a Framework for Creative Projects 3:07
Pushing Beyond First Ideas 4:14
Sketchbooks and Other Minor Assignments
Activities and Challenges that Develop Creativity 1:42
Working with Themes and Prompts 3:05
Bringing More Creativity Into Student Work
Classroom Strategies to Develop Ideas 5:19
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
2 PD Hours
1 Integrate creative prompts and exercises to develop students’ creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
2 Implement ideation strategies to push students beyond their first ideas in order to transfer to artistic expression.
3 Develop a framework of questioning and constraints to support higher-order thinking.
Creativity is one of the most important skills our students can develop in the art room. But, how exactly do we teach students to be more creative? In this Learning Pack, gain specific strategies to develop your students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills. Walk away with the ability to help your students approach artistic problems in original and personal ways. No matter what level you teach, these videos and resources will give you concrete ideas to get started.
Connected K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies
B. Develops questioning techniques to encourage higher-order thinking skills
C. Constructs opportunities for student choice and authentic learning
A. Designs experiences to practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills
B. Designs instruction to allow for freedom of expression and independent thought within student work
Content & Art Ed NOW Manager and PRO Facilitator
Tim is the Content & Art Ed NOW Manager for the Art of Education University, and previously worked as an AOEU writer and graduate instructor. Before working for AOEU, Tim taught high school art for 14 years in Omaha, Nebraska. As a teacher, he focused on creativity, problem solving, and higher order thinking skills, using drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and whatever other materials might be available.
Drawing Game Chart
Drawing Game Chart- Blank
Color Matching Chart
Concepts, Styles, Media Chart
Concepts, Styles, Media Chart- Blank
Themes in Art
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