Inspiring Students With Fun Lesson Plans and Projects
As an instructor, there are many different ways that you can teach a class. You can be very hands-on, or you can sit back and let the students think through the work for themselves. But it does not really matter what type of teacher you are, but more what you teach and if you have the necessary skills to teach. And for any instructor who may be a little worried about finding good art lesson plans, do not worry. There are many different ways that you can find clever ideas that will lift students’ attitudes and spirits while also giving them challenges so that they become better artists who are more confident in their work.
For example, if you are a college professor, you can teach your students about the different types of raku glazes that will be used for their projects. After all, students must learn how to bring out their best with firings and detailing, so learning more about this whole process will only improve the work that is produced. And once you have finished, then you can also make sure it is followed with hands-on projects.
But you may also just assign projects that require students to create different shapes and designs. This is a good way to test the imaginations of everyone in the classroom, as you may see many different results for the same topic. You may ask them to create some type of ceramic animal. This leaves it open to produce whatever animal they desire. So you can assign work that also lets them use their imagination and create themselves artistically. And after they have finished this assignment, then you can continue to push them throughout the school year. When they are done, they will have a better understanding of how to create certain shapes and objects. And while they may not be interested in creating animals, it still gives them something to fall back on when they are bringing their own ideas to life after school is over.
Once your students have learned how to use different shapes and have discovered the different glazes and stroke ‘n coat and under glazes and chalks, then they will be even more informed artists. And that means that they can create even more meaningful work, as they are aware of the way to better understand their own thoughts and ideas and get them out in their art. So do not fret about not having enough ideas, there are plenty of ways to stimulate your art class students.