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Art Area Set Up Tips

Updated: Jun 27, 2023

Today I wanted to share some ideas and tips for setting up your Art and Craft area in your classroom.

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Tip 1

Include various arts and crafts materials in your area. You could add things like different types of paper, pens, pencils, chalk and collage materials such as tissue paper, feathers and foil.

Tip 2

Store all the resources in baskets or trays that the children can easily access on their own. You can also label them making it easier for your students to tidy away their resources and materials.

Tip 3

You can display examples of artists' work for inspiration! You could display images of pieces by Kandinsky, Monet or Van Gogh. It's a great way for children to learn about other artists!

Tip 4

Set up activities or challenges that introduce new art materials or skills. This could be an activity using watercolour paints, chalks, cutting skills etc.

Tip 5

Have a place that children can display their work independently. This could be a washing line that children can peg their own work to.

Tip 6

Displaying examples of different ways to join things together is another great addition to your craft area. You can show students how to create joins by taping, linking, slotting and sticking.

Tip 7

Similar to the tip above, you can show children examples of different textures they can use in their creations. By creating a display that shows children examples of ripping, scrunching, tearing, cutting, fringing, folding and layering materials, you are giving them lots of inspiration!

Tip 8

Displaying posters or real life examples of different colors, color wheels or even examples of hot and cold colors is a fantastic way to encourage your students to explore their use of color in their creations.

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