I came up with the idea of creating my own artist playing cards a while back and it has definitely been a work in progress. After a few weeks of designing the cards and turning the pages into a .pdf, my hard work is finished! I chose 13 different master artists and their artworks for the deck. I also designed a back logo design so that when the pages are printed, they look like real playing cards. I have thought of numerous ways to use the cards such as playing go fish, memory, sorting students, classroom management, assessment, and more.
All 52 cards and information can be found at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. The entire file costs $5 and you can print as much as you'd like. These cards would make an excellent activity for early finishers or for a last-minute sub activity. I LOVE using them to manage the art classroom while also exposing students to a variety of different artworks. The styles and periods presented in this deck of cards includes: Renaissance, Baroque, Cubism, Impressionism, Pop Art, Abstract, Realism, Fauvism, Modernism, Abstract Expressionism, and Surrealism. As you can see, these cards touch on many facets of art history as well!
I am a 5th year high school art teacher in Rochester, MN. I have taught middle school for 2 years and high school for 3 years. I truly enjoy working with students on a daily basis. I also enjoy teaching real-world skills such as problem solving, using technology, and the power of teamwork and collaboration. My joy is sharing my passion for art with others!
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