Five concepts/ideas for a classroom gallery wall or bulletin board theme, using printable art. The collections featured include quotes from famous leaders and innovators, quotes about travel and adventure, quotes that inspire creativity, quotes about kindness and compassion, and even an entire display of black + white designs. Includes a free inspirational printable in 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 so you can get started on your own classroom gallery wall!
I have been gallery wall crushing for years now, but recently it has reached new heights, as I’ve finally gotten artwork up on the walls of my home office. As I’ve been taking in some of the powerful, inspiring quotes that surround me, I got to thinking how I wish that these lessons had been instilled in me at a young age.
Although I’m not a teacher, the designer in me started imagining what these inspirational quotes would look like on the walls of a classroom, and the impact they could make. The creativity started flowing, and next thing I knew, I was mocking up themed gallery walls!
Below are the five classroom gallery wall ideas that could be displayed seasonally or kept up year-round. Since printable artwork is easy and inexpensive, they would even make for a fantastic bulletin board display!
All of the art displayed is available in our Enchanting Mondays Library of over 175+ printables, with designs added monthly. Be sure to grab your free art printable at the bottom of the post, so you can get started on your own classroom gallery wall!
Classroom Gallery Wall Idea 1: Quotes from Famous Leaders and Innovators
The brilliant minds of Theodore Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Thomas Edison all left behind a legacy and words of wisdom. Who better to look to for encouraging messages, than these important leaders throughout history? These messages are inspirational on their own, but would also tie in perfectly to a social study lesson!
Classroom Gallery Wall Idea 2: Black and White Designs
If your students are a little older or more sophisticated (hey, I’ve met a few five-year-olds with plenty of style), this palette would be perfect for your classroom or office. The quotes and sayings are full of encouragement and won’t leave the color ink in your printer running empty.
Classroom Gallery Wall Idea 3: Quotes about Adventure and Curiosity
One of the messages I wish I would have understood as a kid! I was totally the little girl who just wanted to stay inside and watch tv instead of taking in the big, beautiful world that we live in. These messages will keep your students reminded of the importance of exploring uncharted territories and taking in new experiences.
Classroom Gallery Wall Idea 4: Quotes about Art and Creativity
Gimme all the color! This imagined classroom gallery wall isn’t just for the art teachers, but any educator who believes in fostering new ideas and solutions. These bright and vibrant art printables will inspire your students to unleash their creativity and will certainly bring a smile to their faces!
Classroom Gallery Wall Idea 5: Quotes about Kindness and Compassion
There is no greater lesson to be learned than that of compassion and no better time to learn it than from a young age. If you’ve been given the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of a little one, this is the most powerful thing you can instill. Encourage and inspire all who pass through your classroom or office with these powerful words and messages.
It always brings a smile to my face when readers who are educators, counselors, and mentors tell me that they use my motivational art printables to inspire their students and patients. It’s my hope that these themed collections will bring about new ideas for you to display your artwork and design classroom gallery walls of your own!
A Free Printable Design to get you started on you Classroom Gallery Wall
Shopping for and sourcing your classroom gallery wall art can be daunting, so I’m sharing a free design to get you started! This freebie is featured in the post, but you’ll have to download to unveil which one. Hint: it involves a lot of color! I included a 5 x 7 and a 8 x 10 PDF in your download, so you will be covered whether you want to go large or small.