Heather Galler Folk Art Game
Ready to teach a Women’s History Month art project that’ll keep elementary art classes engaged? This Heather Galler folk art lesson will boost confidence and creativity. Kids will love her folk art landscapes filled with patterns. Moreover, they’ll enjoy playing a roll a dice game to paint a landscape of their own!
And, it’ll help time-starved teachers like you create lesson plans based on folk artists like Heather Galler.
During this art project, your class will discover how Heather Galler’s community inspires her to paint. Use it to discuss folk art vs. fine art as well as the difference between background and foreground. Students will create a mixed media folk art tree with birds using the step-by-step guide and PowerPoint.
Plan lessons about women’s art history and art appreciation in a way that excites them. Finally feel confident in your art curriculum and be organized and prepared to teach art!
Can I be honest with you? Art history can sometimes be boring for kids. There, I said it. Teaching about artists and cultures doesn’t have to be a snoozer, though!
I’ve designed 3 different ways for students to attempt this folk art project. All will engage kids to create! Choose which way works best for your classes:
- Roll a dice game to add randomness to your student’s artwork
- “You Pick” idea worksheet for kids to choose their own elements
- Digital spinner wheels, so kids can randomly pick elements and you can integrate technology in the art room
- Printable dice template in case you have no dice
- Step-by-step picture directions to guide students through the art process
- Drawing practice worksheet, for kids who want to sketch out their ideas
- Heather Galler Artist biography about the life and work of this American folk art painter of portraits and landscapes, so you don’t need to research
- “Big Ideas” reflection worksheet where students write about their art process
- Art rubric, a self-assessment tool to get students thinking about things like craftsmanship and art project goals
- 8 “I CAN” Statements aligned to the Studio Habits of Mind to use during instruction or post on your bulletin board
- 4 Art exit tickets with quick, thought-provoking prompts
- Art history coloring pages to keep kids inspired by Heather Galler’s landscape paintings outside of the art room
Ways to Use My Heather Galler Folk Art Project for Women’s History Month
This folk art drawing project is flexible and can be used in many ways throughout your art room and beyond. It’s great for maternity or emergency art sub plans, early finisher activities, and even for virtual art class or an after-school art club.
You Will Receive
- 1 Non-Editable Printable PDF (Heather Galler Art Project)
- 1 Non-Editable PowerPoint
- 5 Digital Spinner Videos (downloadable, and links to them on Google Slides and YouTube)
- Paperless Google Drive Digital Resource
Why You’ll Love It
Great substitute activity to do during Women’s History Month.
My classes and I really enjoyed this folk art lesson on Heather Galler. My admin walked in while I was teaching it and I was prepared with exit tickets and everything. I think she was really impressed. Thank you!