Monsters in my Closet Art Lesson | Digital Download

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In this super fun and interactive art lesson, students will imagine, design and create their own Monster in their Closet! This is the best lesson for students of all ages because since there is no wrong way to make a monster, everyone is successful! Students will learn about the work of James DeRosso, Maurice Sendak and more and use visual thinking strategies to discuss their work.

In this 48 page lesson (available in Google Slides, Powerpoint and as a PDF) the lesson is broken down into clear and simple steps complete with full color photos demonstrating and explaining each step of the project. This lesson is great for students of all ages, but specifically grades 2-5.

The digital pdf for this lesson includes:
  • Lesson Objectives
  • Vocabulary List
  • National Standards
  • Supplies needed for each project
  • Artist background info on James DeRosso, Richard Teschner, and Maurice Sendak
  • Step-by-Step Photo of the lesson from beginning to end (37 color photos)
  • with detailed explanation for each step.
  • Helpful tips & tricks for teacher to share with students
  • How to Draw a Monster Reference Sheets
  • Several ELA extension prompts

  • 1 piece of brown 12 x 18 Construction Paper
  • Different colors of 9x12 construction paper
  • Washable black marker
  • Black permanent marker
  • Construction paper Crayons or Oil pastels
  • 2 1”x 12” paper strips
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
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