Painted Paper Art’s Full Color K-12 Art Teacher Planner

 Painted Paper Art’s Full Color K-12 Art Teacher Planner

– Just Download and Print or Save Digitally!

After creating the Art Teacher planner last year in a black and white format, I wanted to create a color version as well. Most planners out there are not tailored to us art teachers. I mean, who has a schedule like ours? I just don’t want a calendar, nor do I want to pay a ton of money for a high end planner. Plus, I need to have something to turn in for my evaluations. Sound familiar? Planning your art program while organizing your life has never been easier and NOW in COLOR! Plus a few new items included to promote a studio atmosphere.

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What’s inside this 114 page planner:

Color Cover (front and back) That you can personalize! 

Monthly Calendars (12 months:) With FREE Updates!

I print only the months on heavyweight cardstock at my local Office Max. Then I add decorative touches to personalize the planner. The planner is a perfect way to fill your creative soul. 

Mini-organization chart– helps you organize your ideas before each month. Contains four, fun sections to jot down your thoughts and goals.

Reproducible Monthly Inspirational Mini-posters – print, color and display in your classroom!

Studio Habits of Mind Poster Set – Print and display these Studio Habits of Mind in your classroom or studio. These posters are a perfect way to start the year off with your students. 8 in each set.
~ 8.5″ x 11″
~ 11″ x 17″


(customizable with your own fonts and reader enabled to save typed data)

• Planner cover – enter whatever text you like on the cover, teacher’s name, school year, etc. Make it your own!

• Quick Reference Info Pages – enter personal info like phone numbers, email address, contacts, etc. These pages contain fillable fields which allow data to be typed and saved in the PDF file.

• Weekly Plans for both 7 class and 11 class schedules – Included in this planner is your choice of two weekly plan layouts (7 class and 11 class) for you to document your lessons and schedule. These pages contain fillable fields in the PDF file. If using this planner digitally, you can save time by cutting, copying and pasting data, especially if you might repeat lessons with different classes.

• Individual lesson plan checklist – Need to create individual lesson plans? We have created a simple lesson plan form containing checklists of various items that your lesson must address including materials, assessments, modifications, elements and principles of art to name just a few. This section also has fillable fields in the PDF file.

 Grade Sheet – I have included 32 slots for student names along with date/week fields and assignment fields. Reproduce as many sheets as you need for your own specialized Art Planner. If using digitally, these pages contain fillable fields for entering and saving data.

I’ve also included the 7 class and 11 class weekly plans, the individual lesson plan checklist and grades sections as stand alone PDF files as well. These also contain the fillable fields and are reader enabled for saving typed data. These individual PDF files can be used or printed as needed. Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader for best results.


Habits of the Mind 8.5″ x 11″ handout

Parent Contact Sheet – use to document conversations, letters sent home, etc.

Classroom Events – great for documenting class parties, early dismissals, programs and field trips.

Substitute Notes – helpful information for your substitute but specifically designed for the Art Specialist.

Vocabulary Words – these are a great companion with my colorful word wall. Use these sheets as a helpful planning guide for lessons in your Scope and Sequence or reproduce them for classroom use.

Artist Statement – perfect for your artists to document their thoughts and feelings about their artwork. Just take this handout out of your planner and make additional copies or just print from the PDF on your computer.

Art Room Sign Out Sheet – record who is leaving the room and at what time.

Art Room Layout – I get asked every year to create a new layout page for my custodians. I am tired of the little pencil scratches on paper so we designed this to print, cut out, and arrange your classroom.

The Elements of Art

The Principles of Design

Art Supply List

Classroom Inventory log – will aid in your supply ordering and make sure you don’t run out of your important materials.

Color Wheel Handout – contains all the key terms for teaching color theory.

Prep, To Do, Blog and Email Clip Boards

National Art Standards Checklist – to help aid in your scope & sequence, along with your individual lesson plans, I have included the National Art Standards Checklist for grades Kindergarten thru High School. I use this simplified checklist myself and have included it in many of the lessons I have available on Teachers Pay Teachers. It is quite helpful when preparing your lessons.

Scope and Sequence – here is something that will help in planning out your school year and curriculum. The Scope and Sequence pages for grades K thru High School are intended as worksheets for you to write down lesson ideas based on The Elements of Art, The Principles of Design, Art History, or Thematic Units. It is also a place to write down what you have already taught and what lessons are coming up next. This aids in not repeating the same subject matter, artist, culture, or art historical time period. This is a great tool to gather your topics for themes and to build projects. This is the foundation block of your art program.


The planner pages are 8.5″ x 11″. It can be printed single-sided but was designed to be printed double-sided for coil binding or use in a 3 ring binder, or with Happy Planner Rings. Many of the sections are setup as spreads spanning across two pages.

When printing the stand alone PDF files, I recommend printing them single-sided.

Assembling the planner: I purchased the Happy Planner 11 hole punch and rainbow arc rings at Michaels. (Make sure to grab them when they are on sale.) 

Another way to assemble the planner is with some inexpensive items. I suggest assembling your planner with a 1.5 inch, 3 ring binder with a clear pocket on the front. Here you can slide in your cover. That is the beauty of a digital planner, you can type in your information, print and assemble your planner the way you want. 

These PDF files were created on a Mac running OS X El Capitan version 10.11 using Abobe Acrobat X software. Files were tested using both the free Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 and free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. To ensure proper display of the planner and functionality of the fillable pages, I recommend using the free Acrobat Reader software. This can be downloaded from the Adobe website. Use of any other PDF software, such as Mac Preview, may result in data not being displayed correctly.

For best results, I recommend downloading, accessing and printing these files via a desktop or laptop computer. While accessing the files on an iPad worked for us, we cannot guarantee how they will behave on tablet or smartphone devices.

This item is a paid digital download from my TpT store Painted Paper Art.

As such, it is for use in one classroom only. This item is also bound by copyright laws. Redistributing, editing, selling, or posting this item (or any part thereof) on the Internet are all strictly prohibited without first gaining permission from the author. Violations are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please contact me if you wish to be granted special permissions.

Thanks for stopping by and for letting Painted Paper Art be your top destination for art lessons and materials.

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  • RaeLynn Jones

    August 14, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    How can I get one of these planners???

  • Kathy

    May 31, 2018 at 11:31 am

    How do I get this fab planner soon?

  • Liz Ditch

    August 7, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Hi! I can’t wait to purchase this item after getting my hands on the hole punch, I am heading to Michael’s tomorrow to see if I can get one while they are on sale. Did you just laminate the front and back covers or were you able to purchase reusable plastic covers at Michael’s also?! Thank you for this resource! Super pumped to use it!

    1. Laura

      August 8, 2018 at 4:40 pm

      Hi Liz,
      I purchased a Scotch laminator and laminating sheets at Target. I love how the laminating film made my covers so sturdy. I had my cover printed at Office Max on cardstock. 🙂

      1. Liz Ditch

        August 8, 2018 at 7:09 pm

        Thank you! I just got the materials, so I am going to purchase the file now. I am so excited! Thank you!

  • Jennifer M Matott

    August 23, 2019 at 8:03 am

    I buy your pages every year! I make my own book and love it!!! Adding stickers, tape and fun colored markers makes it an art teacher’s dream! Thank you for doing this and offering it at a reasonable price!

    1. Laura

      August 23, 2019 at 8:09 am

      Thank you so much for that lovely feedback! Have a GREAT school year and happy planning! xox Laura

  • Brittany

    August 25, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Finally a planner customized to an art teacher!! I’m looking at TPT and just wondering before I purchase, is there any real differences between your planners offered? One is in full colour and the others are black and white?

    1. Laura

      August 25, 2019 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you for the lovely compliment! The Color Planner has Studio Habits of Mind Posters (2 sizes) and more updated graphics and handouts. I use the color planner and LOVE it! 🙂 Happy Planning!

  • Terri

    September 2, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    Hi Laura, love your planner! I’m looking for digital working in good notes app. I’m not a tech person, but I want to go digital this year. Do you think you will be making this planner for GoodNotes, notable, or note shelf? I’m sure it can be done, but would have no idea where to start on my own! Thank you!

    1. Laura

      September 4, 2022 at 9:02 pm

      Hi Terri, Hmmmm, sounds interesting, I will have to check into this.

  • Brianna

    February 3, 2023 at 10:13 pm

    Beautiful planner! I’m saving this for the upcoming school year. Can I ask how you did the monthly dividers so I know what to buy? Thanks so much!

    1. Laura

      February 21, 2023 at 4:28 pm

      Hi, I purchased a discounted planner at Michael’s Crafts and used them in my planner.

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