How to use The Art Instructor Lessons

How to use The Art Instructor Lessons

Step by Step


1. Open current lesson

On any device or computer using a browser

2. Read it

3. Print PDFs

Some are references. Some are guides. Some are for your preparation

4. Get art materials ready

Printed lists help

5. Check your multi-media

Make sure you can display slideshows, videos, and graphics

6. Copy Summary to email

Send our pre-made Standards, Learning Targets, and Syllabus to your principal

7. Open lesson on phone


8. Scroll & teach!

About The Author

Dennas Davis

Dennas is the founder of Firstlight Arts Academy in Nashville, and also of The Art Instructor (formerly ArtSquish). He has been designing, painting, illustrating and teaching in various combinations since he learned how to hold a crayon. He is the illustrator of 24 children's books with over 5 million in print worldwide. See his paintings at

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Never reconstruct a lesson plan again. Read it over, prep your room with our checklist, and use our easy SCROLL & TEACH lesson plan right on your phone, tablet, or computer.

We’ve even included an outline, ready to send to your administrators. It’s an abbreviated lesson plan, with Standards and Learning Targets in a doc file. It’s also in text that you can just copy and paste.

Learn more about our revolutionary CONN3CTED curriculum by clicking the 3-legged stool below.



Look for the READY, SET, GO! section at the bottom of each page. There’s background info, lists, and a printable Prep Page so you don’t have to write down a thing.