Running an Elementary Art Club



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Introduction 0:57


Administration 5:51

Choosing Participants 2:53

Setting a Schedule 4:14

Finding Funds 3:09

Getting Started

Setting the Tone 2:49

Choosing Activities and Projects 3:52

Small-Scale Activities

Projects 6:15

Experiences 4:21

Large-Scale Projects

Murals 2:54

Installations 5:56

Site-Specific Artworks 2:09

Art Show

Interactive Stations 3:46

Fundraising Stations 2:08

Other Responsibilities 3:46

Tips and Tricks

Common Issues and How to Solve Them 3:22

Troubleshooting Logistical Issues 1:35


Conclusion 0:36

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Running an Elementary Art Club

3 PD Hours

  • 1 Empower yourself to advocate for an art club at your school.

  • 2 Explore a variety of highly-engaging small-scale and large-scale activities to do with your art club.

  • 3 Learn how to leverage your art club to make your art show the best it can be.

Starting an art club always sounds like a good idea. However, when you get to the planning stage, it can be overwhelming! When do you meet? What is the budget? How many students can participate? In this Learning Pack, you’ll gain the knowledge to answer these questions and so much more. Join elementary art teacher and expert art club leader, Sarah Krajewski, as she shares her secrets for making art club run smoothly. Learn how to build your students’ self-esteem, lead students through exciting collaborative projects, and take your art show to the next level.

Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
Professional Practice
6.2 Adds value to team and school culture

6.6 Promotes art education access for all students
6.7 Exhibits students’ work for school and community interaction
6.8 Effectively communicates the importance of the arts
6.9 Promotes art education to students, families, and communities at large

Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Sarah Krajewski

Sarah Krajewski

Elementary Art Teacher, AOEU Writer, and PRO Facilitator

Sarah Krajewski is an elementary art educator in Wisconsin. Her teaching philosophy is mirrored in her classroom mantra: "I am positive. I am creative. I am mindful. I am amazing. I am an artist.”


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