Art is Among Us

Wow… first of all, what a year 2020 was! and 2021 isn’t shaping up to be much easier. Online/remote art is quite a challenge. Luckily I get all new kids and get a second try at all my online units! Since the kids are ALL about… Among Us… I am all for using a little pop culture to motivate middle schoolers. So all my intro activities have been redesigned to be Among Us TASKS. The original slide show was designed by Jason Harthan (his original and my version are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Original based on a work at

Since my classes, grades 6-8, meet 2x a week for 75 minutes… I will give them 2 weeks to complete these tasks. They include learning to upload a photo of art to canvas, learning about the artistic habits, discussing what makes something art, getting comfortable/reviewing the necessary tech and platforms we will use for the semester. We will see how it goes! cross your fingers for smooth sailing!

I have shared my version of this in my google drive and would be happy to share a copy with you. Just fill out this form. If you use this with your students would love to get feedback on how it went!

4 comments on “Art is Among Us

  1. This is amazing. You have done such an incredible job. Thank you so much for sharing. I am curious about your Artistic Habits Survey?

  2. This is really great. I am excited to try it out with my students. I’m curious what do you do during class time with students having so much autonomy with Art Among Us? Do you use that time to have discussions about the different assigned tasks?

    • I am still remote… so I spend a little bit of time each zoom class explaining various activities, then I let them go in break out rooms to work.