Here are some fun warm up activities or anticipatory sets that will get students excited about art class.
Open ended questions
Example: What surfaces can be painted on besides paper?
Tell students to make lines, circles, dots, scribbles of all shapes and sizes on a piece of paper quickly and creatively.
Draw in yor mind: angles, dots, circles, ovals, triangles, curves
Read a Poem about art. Encourage students to find their own poems to bring in and share.
KWL- Make a KWL chart of what students know about the topic, what they want to know, and what they learned when they are finished.
Introduce an interesting piece of art and discuss.
Twenty questions about an art concept or object hidden in a bag or box.