Here are FABULOUS sites that showcase the best of art for the Elementary classroom. Use them with your students, in the Summer with your own children, at camps, and parks…..

Doodle Art Gallery A cool site that has FREE printable pages of doodles for children to color.  It also talks about why people doodle (and maybe you should too), and you can upload your doodles here. Pretty Cool. We loved the Ice Cream doodle coloring page under Seasonal sites.  Also it would be cool to have children color Letters in their name and frame them….. Hey just brainstorming here. Enjoy.

Deep Space Sparkle This site saved my year when I found out I was teaching 1st Grade Art this year! GULP!  It  Patty, the art teacher of this site has it “going on”. She’s Awesome and has great ideas. Search it by grade, lesson, subject, etc.  She is also VERY CONNECTED, Twitter, Facebook, Pintrest. It’s just fun to check out her site whether you teach art or not! Super Resource.
Here is just one I tried this year…. “Up-Close Snowman”, worked great!

Snowman: Oil Pastels

The Teacher’s Guide This is a site that has lessons posted on it from Art Teachers, and there are a lot of ideas here. Plenty to inspire you and your students no matter what the age or lesson focus.

Henna Pattern Page Not a huge fan of Henna, (had to google it to make sure we were all good putting it on here!) BUT, this site has great line ideas that build on each other to offer students an idea of different types of lines, and how when you put them together they make a cool pattern. Now that…. I am a FAN of. Go check it out!

Art Ideas for Teachers A HUGE resource for art ideas. Many links to a variety of resources.

Incredible Art A very organized site that displays Art ideas by grade level, medium, subject, period, artist, and integration.  A lot of lessons here to sort through, but the organization makes it easy.

Oodles of Art Currently this Art teacher is on leave, but her blog has many cool art ideas, shows step by step photos of art and has won awards for her blog. Way to go!

Leaf Rubbing Cards Check out this cool site for Leaf Rubbings on a Thank You Card! Very easy and step by step color photos to guide you! Gotta love where Pintrest leads us! Thanks Technology!

Name Skeletons This is just AWESOME and I am so excited to use it this year! I hope to post our own photos!

Name Skeleton Art

Mrs. Knight’s Art Blog Fabulous Blog! as a Pinner said on Pintrest, “Best Art blog out there!”. There are some great ones and I don’t want to start and Elementary Teacher Fight about ART, but it is pretty awesome! Additionally, it does have an award as BEST ART Page! So, either way it’s got to be pretty darn good!

Patrick Hruby Hruby grew up in a log cabin within an Idaho forest. As a young boy he dreamt of running away to join the circus and become a trapeze artist. Eventually, however, he grew up to study math and physics before attending the renowned Art Center College of Design and pursuing a career as an illustrator. His interest in the geometry of nature is central to his work. Influenced by artists and designers such as Charley Harper, Paul Rand, and Mary Blair, Hruby has gone on to develop his own stunning and modern aesthetic.

Crayola.com Not just for crayons! This site I have come back to over and over again. Whether it was for an easier sub plan than what I was planning on teaching, you can count on this site to have something to supplement nearly any unit that children will enjoy. Don’t think they do not have cool challenging projects, they do. I just tend to use it as an easy “go to” plan when I need it! Enjoy.

Art Lessons for Kids Inspiration for parents, teachers and anyone who loves teaching art.  Stumbled on this when I was looking for a simple line project. This site is fabulous, great photos and has an easy design to find what you are looking for.

Imagination Idea: ArtMommie Blog A great activity that anyone at any age can do to practice their imagination.  I used it magazine pictures pre cut for the students.  In addition I showed a video from Brainpop about Imagination that fits super with the lesson.

Elementary Art Room Dr. Seuss inspired…..Elementary Art Room Blog Page Need Dr. Seuss inspiration? It only took one peek at this page to know exactly what I wanted to do for a recent art lesson! Combine BrainPopJr. with a movie and great handout about rhyming and the rest is history!

DickBlick Art Page A Huge resource for art.  Search by grade level, Lessons plans, 2d and 3d plans and much more.

Tori’s Teacher Tips A blog for a Snow Globe Art Project!! Very cool Technology photos with art.