This is my second year teaching elementary art, and I only get 25 minutes with each class. Not to mention I am between 5 schools and on a cart at 3 of them. Up until now, I have killed myself to make sure the biggest portion of my class is MAKING art, not talking about it. I am afraid I'm not TEACHING about art enough. As a professional artist myself, I adore all the technical aspects of making art and I love passing it on. But it is exhausting to do a project 9+ times a day (going over materials, handing it all out, giving instructions, helping with the project, and cleaning up in 25 minutes). So in the end, I am absolutely wearing myself out prepping an insane amount of materials to create art every class, and trying to transport it from school to school. There are a lot of Standards that lend more to a classic classroom teaching style, with less hands on activities, but I am afraid to bore the students and make them lose interest. I have to have a good selection of student artwork finished by the end of the year for an art show, and I only see each class about 15 times the whole year. I would ideally like to have some classes making and some not. So my question is: Do you have any classes that are purely teaching about art related topics with no art making? How you keep the student's interest?