top of page

Middle School Sketchbooks

When I moved up to the middle school from the elementary school, I was most excited to implement daily use of sketchbooks. But being on a tight art budget, I've had to get creative!

The solution I found was using manila file folders and copy paper (and heavy duty staples) to create a sketchbook for each student that lasts one quarter. My students are in art class all year long, so they end up with four sketchbooks total. We design each cover differently, and they take them home at the end of the quarter. I purchased some book bins from Amazon so that they can be stored in the classroom by Period and Table. As you can see, my students do a GREAT job of responsibly caring for their sketchbooks.