Digital Art History Project Bundle
Are you trying to tie in some art history lessons for elementary and middle school students in a fun way? This digital art history project bundle is highly engaging and allows for maximum creativity. Additionally, all are truly no prep. Assign and design! Students will feel successful in designing their own kente cloth, James Rizzi cityscape, Mary Blair castle, Henri Matisse collage, or Yayoi Kusama abstract collage.
Are you stuck figuring out what to do with students who finish early? Digital art lessons make for great early finisher activities because they take up no space, paper, or other physical materials. Simply assign a handful to your students for the month and stop fretting over projects for students who complete work fast.
Digital Henri Matisse Art Project
Here’s a video of one of the four digital art projects included in this bundle.
Overview of Projects in this Bundle
Each download contains a two-page PDF with directions on how to access the templates. And these documents comes ready to go in Google Drive, so don’t worry about trying to figure out how to import them into your Drive!
I’ve included directions for some basics like copy/pasting, rotating, ordering, and adjusting the size of images. In addition, I illustrate how to change the colors of the graphics.
- 3rd through 8th grades
You Will Receive
- 5 Non-Editable PDF (James Rizzi, Mary Blair, Henri Matisse, Yayoi Kusama, and kente cloth) – Basic overview of the art project included.
- Google Drive Access Links – A link to download the digital templates is located on page 3 of each PDF.)
- Student Directions Slides – These slides explain how to use some of the basic features of Google Slides including how to copy/paste, rotate, scale up/down, and change the order of objects in a layout.
- Student Useable Background Slides – Any background slide a student is not using can be deleted once they have selected which one they want to work with.
- Moveable Objects – These items can be copied and pasted into the background slides mentioned above. (DISCLAIMER: the graphics used in this file may not be used to create commercial resources).
- 4 Artist Biographies (and 1 Kente Cloth History Reading Passage) for Kids – Each is a one page document about the life and work of the artist or type of art. It is fully editable.
- Teacher Examples – The last four slides of every art project includes samples that can be used to demonstrate on and show students a completed version of the project. Do not include these when you send a copy of the art project to your students.
- Each template page is designed on 8.5×11″ slides and can be printed if desired.
Frequently Asked Questions for Digital Summer Art Project Bundle
- Does this work in Schoology, Microsoft Teams, Seesaw, and Canvas? Yes! Anything created in Google Slides can be shared with students. You’re just using those LMS’s to assign things.
- Do students need their own Google account to use this? Yes, they will need access to Slides to work in this program. However, you can download the file in PowerPoint and have students use that instead. Keep reading to learn more.
- Can I use these digital templates in PowerPoint? Absolutely. Anything made in Google Slides can be downloaded into PowerPoint. First, open the file in Slides. Then, go to FILE >> DOWNLOAD >> MICROSOFT POWERPOINT.
- Can students add their own background to the scene? Yes! This is such a great way to incorporate photography into your lessons. Have students take a picture and upload it to their Drive. Once in there, they can import it into the slide.
- How do I get the templates to show up in my school Google account if I accidentally opened it in my personal account? Very easy. First, log out of your personal account. Then, log into your school Google account. Lastly, click on the link in the PDF and it will show up in your Drive.
- Do I need to buy a download for each student? No. But you do need to purchase a license for each adult who will use it in your school.
- I downloaded your PDF, but I can’t figure out where to access the Google Slides document. Click the link with the pointing arrow on Page 3.