Video: Plan Ahead to Ensure the Hallways Shine this Fall

Do you feel embarrassed by the poor, bare walls in your school during the months of August and September because your students haven’t created any finished artwork yet to display? By taking a moment to plan ahead, you can make sure the hallways shine ALL year long, from day one. Watch the video to hear the simple, time-saving tip.


Are you already thinking about next fall? How so?

What do you hang on the walls during the first few weeks of school? 

5 years ago

Jessica Balsley is the Founder and President at AOE. She is passionate about helping art teachers enhance their lives and careers through relevant professional development.


  • Vicky

    Great ideas Jessica! I tend to do large scale collaborative pieces at the end of the school year so we display them at the beginning of the new year.

  • Lee

    I start the year off with the square 1 art fundraiser, so I have found that it takes the pressure off if I save a grade levels art projects for the beginning of the school year. I like the idea of collaborative art in the halls-I think I might give it a try.
    I also have to say those kindergarten rainforest projects are awesome! You should add it in the lesson section. :)

  • AmyK

    I have painted artist quotes on the bulletin boards and also saved artwork from the previous year.

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  • Toby

    I have been making hallway banners that are art advocacy visuals to hang in the halls. My students really want their art work at the end of the year and ask for it if it’s not returned by a certain amount of time…. To help promote the arts– I would rather send the work home and make these hallway banners to be ready for open house and the first month of school. It keeps everyone thinking about the importance of the arts!

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