Laurel Burch Game
Are you looking for a fun way to supplement your art history lessons? Going to be absent and need last minute art sub plans? Fill up your sub tub with low-prep art lessons like this Laurel Burch project that excites students. Teach your students about folk art, watercolor painting, and working with pattern.
Are you trying to foster more independence in your art room? This Laurel Burch art game makes for the best and most productive early finisher activity for your students. You can set up a choice-based art center where students select an activity amongst different ones. Print out the game board and directions back to back, put them in a labeled folders, and let them pick what they’d like to create. This is similar to a directed drawing activity in which students are guided through the art process.
If you’re a teacher looking for a differentiated art lesson that boosts independent thinking, problem-solving, and skill-acquisition, this will do the trick.
First, print out the game and picture directions back-to-back. Then give them dice and watch them have fun creating their own art project independently. Once completed, have students use the self-assessment rubrics to evaluate their artwork based on craftsmanship, creativity, following directions, work habits, project goals, and clean up. And then have them complete the “Big Ideas” sheet so they can connect the creation process to their learning.
2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade
Main Learning Objective
Students will be able to design a cat in the style of Laurel Burch using 5 unique patterns
- Watercolor Paints
- Drawing Paper
You Will Receive
- 13-Page, Non-Editable PDF (Laurel Burch Game)
- 9-Page Non-Editable PowerPoint Presentation
- Dice Game
- Choice-Based Drawing Version of the Game
- Step-by-Step Picture Tutorial and Directions
- Laurel Burch Biography Handout
- Cat Template
- Visual Arts Self-Assessment Rubrics
- Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
- 8, “I CAN” Statements Aligned to the Studio Habits of Mind
- Practice Drawing Page
- Coloring Page
I plan to use this with my 2nd grade art class……love that we can use the powerpoint to guide them through the game! – Laurie E.
As a teacher at an arts integrated school, I’m always looking for easy to use activities to promote my student’s creativity. These projects are great to have on hand for quick finishers! Easy for students to self-manage and work on independently. – Kimberly B.
Super simple for students or to leave for a guest teacher. – Carly C.