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Encourage budding artists and creative kids with this engaging set of art studio dramatic play printables.
Benefits of Pretend Play
Why should you encourage pretend play for your preschool and kindergarten students? Because it is brain-building!
Pretend play is beneficial for your early learner because it promotes:
- creativity and imagination
- fine motor skills
- gross motor skills
- social development
- learning through play
- language and communication skills
- problem-solving abilities
- teamwork and cooperative play
Art Studio Dramatic Play Signs and Badges
Art Studio Pretend Play Signs
Use these pretend play signs to set up your art studio play area. These signs are included:
- Art Studio Is Open
- Art Studio Is Closed
- Welcome to the Art Studio
- Art Studio Hours (laminate and let students use a dry erase marker to write in hours)
- Art Gallery: Please Do Not Touch the Artwork
- Color Wheel (primary colors)
- Color Wheel (primary and secondary colors)
Art Studio Centers
Set up three separate centers in your art studio: drawing center, painting center, and sculpting center.
Forty-two idea cards are included for each center. The playdough cards can be used for the sculpting center.
Famous Artists Posters
You can hang these famous artists posters around your art studio (or even create a separate area to be an art museum). These are a great way to introduce your children to various artists and their works.
Poster are included for these artists:
- Vincent Van Gogh
- Claude Monet
- Henri Rosseau
- Jackson Pollock
- Frida Kahlo
- Mary Cassat
- Edgar Degas
- Georges Seurat
Art Studio Dramatic Play Name Tags
Each student can wear a name tag that says “I am an artist.”
Art Vocabulary Cards
You can use these art vocabulary cards to promote literacy by labeling art supplies and other items. You could also use the cards to let students create an art shop for pretend purchases. The printables include 16 art vocabulary cards: palette, glue, drawing, frame, crayons, paint, vase, pencil, paper, apron, artist, colored pencils, and color wheel.
Color Mixing Station
You could also add a color mixing station to your pretend play area. Check out this set of printables for gobs of color wheel and color mixing ideas.
Props to Add to Your Art Studio Pretend Play Area
You can add tons of free and cheap materials to make your dramatic play area more realistic. Here are a few ideas for your art studio:
- Pencils, Markers, Crayons, Colored Pencils
- Dry Erase Board (with dry erase markers in a variety of colors) for drawing area
- Paint Brushes
- Playdough Tools
- Other Art and Craft Supplies
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More Art Themed Printables for Preschool and Kindergarten
Are you looking for more art themed resources for your little learners? Try some of these (you could even add them as a center to your art studio dramatic play area):