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Teaching Adaptive Art



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Best Practices and Successful Strategies

Introduction 0:53

Philosophies and Strategies for Adaptive Art 4:10

Ideas for Success with Drawing

Drawing and Mixed Media 2:54

Adding Texture to Mixed Media Work 1:22

Using Stencils to Develop Work 1:44

Drawing Projects for Skill Development 2:44

Using Recognizable Objects 3:00

Adding Depth and Dimension 2:12

Painting Projects and Ideas

Painting Projects 4:59

Painting Projects to Teach Cause and Effect 2:18

Utilizing Stencils and Painted Paper 2:13

Using Painting Skills in Collage 1:50

Working with Clay

Ceramics 2:54

Adding Texture to Ceramics 1:35

Additional Projects Using Slabs 2:13

Using Glaze 2:06

Simple Sculptural Projects

Sculpture 3:38

Working with Plaster 3:36

Working with Unconventional Materials

Projects with Unconventional Materials 3:40

More Unconventional Ideas 2:23

Unconventional Ideas with Texture 1:39

Designing an Adaptive Art Curriculum

Building Your Adaptive Art Curriculum 3:10

Sequencing Your Curriculum 4:33

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Teaching Adaptive Art

3 PD Hours

  • 1 Explore basic philosophies and strategies for working with students in adaptive art

  • 2 Learn how to differentiate your instruction to meet a wide variety of needs

  • 3 Discover specific techniques and projects to help your adaptive art students find success in your room

Teaching adaptive art is an incredible experience, but it can also be a big challenge. It takes a lot of time and effort to meet your students’ individual needs. In this Learning Pack, gain the essential tools, techniques, and lesson ideas to help meet those needs. Walk away with the ability to design your adaptive art curriculum to help all of your students find success.

Connected K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies

5. Engagement
A. Develops lessons, units, and/or centers that connect with student interests and backgrounds
B. Designs scaffolded instruction to facilitate student learning
D. Constructs opportunities for student choice and authentic learning
E. Selects technology resources to supplement instructional strategies

6. Differentiation
A. Designs inclusive instruction based on individual differences and understanding of diverse cultures and communities
B. Designs instruction to address student background knowledge and ability levels
C. Develops appropriate adaptations and enrichments for students
D. Differentiates instruction and activities to align with IEP goals

Abby Schukei

Abby Schukei

Writer at AOEU, Middle School Art Teacher, and PRO Facilitator

Abby is a 7th and 8th grade art teacher in Omaha, NE. She focuses on creating meaningful experiences for her students through technology integration, innovation, and creativity.


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