STEAM and Active Learning Workshop

from Tricia Fuglestad

Rotational Symmetry with Legos

Here is my blog post with all my resources for teaching students to create rotational symmetry in legos. Or go directly to my tutorial that teaches you how to get started. Read my School Arts Article about our rotational symmetry lego game and finished wall.

Paper Circuit Light Up Robots

Find out how you can integrate a circuit into your artwork to light it up. My 5th graders tried this with robot paintings using an integrated button that lit up an LED light in the robot design.

View my post here.

See my video tutorial here.

View my Donor's Choose grant here.

View my students' results here.

Download my lesson here.

High Five Awesometer made with LittleBits

Find out how to make an interactive piece of art using the Littlebits kit that can help you greet your students while teaching about electricity, conductivity, and circuits.

Augmented Reality Book

Find out how I plan to use HP Reveal to make our transdigital art come alive with augmented reality. See my robot paintings come alive with HP reveal.

Learn how to make art then make it move with two free apps in this post.

Or, go directly to my tutorial.

See these examples of making our art history tile wall come alive with augmented reality.

Miss Detrich's artwork

Ava's kindergarten painting

Spect-ART-acles

This active learning games has students looking, thinking, and asking questions to figure out which piece of art is on their heads.

See how we play it here.

Read the article I wrote up about it for School Arts Magazine.

Connect-a-Concept

This game takes many forms as students find their perfect match amongst their classmates. They could be matching up paintings with genres, art concepts with the art that best exemplifies it, or finishing compound art phrases like "one point" and "perspective". See how this looks in my art room.

Download the game based on the Art Institute of Chicago images.

View this post for 7 more theater games.

Color Mix and Mingle

This game has students up and mingling with each other exploring different aspects of color, color mixing, the color wheel, and complimentary colors. I wrote a step-by-step plan for playing this with your class here.

Visual Literacy Creativity Game

(active learning, visual literacy, parts of speech, adjectives, nouns, verbs, illustration, game)


Learn how students can practice visual literacy and parts of speech through this fun guessing and drawing game.

Art Ed Karaoke

(lyrics, embedding curricular content, singing, communication, creativity)


Inspire your students to write songs that embed curricular content with our Fugleflick Karaoke page (or just sing along and learn about art.) Give your students a Fugleflick Film Festival with our Scan-View-Learn book.

Tricia Fuglestad

I'm a K-5 art teacher with a K-12 tech integration masters. I love to integrate technology in creative and innovative ways to expand my curriculum and extend learning from physical art to digital art. My ideas can translate into any curricular area to energize your lessons, expand your curriculum, and help your students demonstrate their knowledge dynamically.

View my growing list of 240+ STEAM art lessons with links to tutorials, resources, instructional tips, and student examples.