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Art Educator Toolkit

NAEA Town Call Conversation | Art Education and School Year 2020-21: Navigating Remote, Hybrid, and In-Person Instruction in the COVID-19 Landscape

Sharing solutions and support for success in this unique school year is our goal for this conversation. Join expert guides as they communicate how they are navigating the current landscape as supervisors, administrators, and classroom practitioners. Gain perspective from various vantage points and walk away with practical ideas for immediate use whether you’re faced with the challenges and opportunities of remote, in-person, or hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Davis Publications Free Resources
Teaching Art Online, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, SchoolArts online, lessons, and more…

Amazing Educational Resources - 1129 Resources!
Share educational resources and support each other as a community of educators!

Creativity Connections
NEXT.cc partners with The School Zone Institute, ARCHITECTURE and CHILDREN, and UWM’s Design/Draw to BUILD, to reach imaginations of all ages during this time when schools are closed. Everyone can take time to think, reflect, make and create! NEXT.cc and The School Zone Institute share Weekly Themes with Daily Activities to engage people to make something extraordinary out of things that are ordinary!

art21 Educator Resources
Art21’s Education initiatives engage audiences in a dialogue about contemporary art and the artists featured in Art21 films. Programs are based on the organization’s belief that the art and ideas of contemporary visual artists are powerful models for creative and critical thinking across subjects areas and disciplines.

Palmer Museum of Art-African Brilliance
The Palmer Museum of Art has released a virtual tour of their special exhibition “African Brilliance”. This tour features clickable navigation through installation images, high resolution images of selected works, video “discussion” of selected works, and demo videos of art activities inspired by works included.

Repository of Distance Learning from Museums
With children and learners everywhere out of school for the foreseeable future, museums across the continent have come together to share their distance learning with you. Use the pull-down filters below to find the best programs and resources for your needs.

Art Prof: A Free Website for Learning Visual Arts
Art Prof provides equal access to visual arts education on a global scale, removing barriers that exist due to the cost of higher ed & private classes.

Developing Curricula for SEL and the Arts
Educators are working to encourage the development of social and emotional learning competencies through arts education.

A New Reality - Getting Remote Learning Right
This is a Special Report from ASCD. The report aims to provide guidance and spark reflection, discussion, and problem-solving on the unprecedented challenges facing school leaders and educators during the novel coronavirus crisis.

Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Hosting Virtual Tours
A dozen of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic designs are available to explore as part of the #WrightVirtualVisits initiative. Some links available on this page, others require Instagram.

Getty Artworks Recreated with Household Items by Creative Geniuses the World Over
Recreate your favorite art using just three objects lying around home using digitized and downloadable artworks from Getty’s online collection. https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/getty-artworks-recreated-with-household-items-by-creative-geniuses-the-world-over/

Adobe Education Exchange
The Adobe Education Exchange is the free learning platform and community, designed by educators for educators, to ignite creativity in the classroom.

Tech Giants Come Together to Offer Free Lessons!
Media, Education and Tech Giants Come Together to Offer Free Lessons, Activities During Pandemic — All in One Curated Place! The site brings together content from a diverse group of companies to help students, teachers and families find free, reliable resources while school buildings are shuttered.

10 University Art Classes You Can Take for Free Online

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections
Access endless open content including educational resources for e-learning and virtual retreats to art, culture, and history around the globe. This is the museum technology community’s time to shine!

Captain Underpants Artist at Home!
Cartoonist Dan Pilkey produces weekly drawing exercises! All free!

Library of Congress - Lot of Resources
Check out the Library of Congress for thousands of digital collections and resources using original sources. All free!

PBS Learning Media - Hundreds of Resources!
WFYI and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers of all subjects.

Study Says Making Art Reduces Stress, Even if You Kind of Suck at it
Researchers found that 45 minutes of creative activity significantly lessens stress in the body.

More than 6,000 Open Access ebooks from 75+ publishers are now available at no cost to libraries or users.

Google Arts and Culture (app)
Created by Google Cultural Institute, Discover artworks, collections and stories from all around the world in a new way. You can also download the mobile app!

Dr. Harlow’s Art Education Choice Board for Preservice Teachers (example)
Complete this choice board activity yourself, or use it as a guide to make your own! Credit given to Dr. Trina Cole Harlow.
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Californians for the Arts – Covid 19 Resources
Developed for Californians in mind, this resource includes information also relevant for the nation-at-large. A list of resources for news, health recommendations, funding options, broadcasting ideas, emergency response resources.

The Smithsonian Learning Lab
The Smithsonian Institutes right on your desktop! Support deep, meaningful learning with an online universe of authentic resources and tools for making them your own. Explore and create unique collections tailored to your every need. Students and teachers alike can create their own accounts and dive right in! There’s more! Check out the complete list of their Distance Learning Resources.
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Free High Quality Drawing Lessons Online with TZM Studio
NAEA member Laura Mann shares dozens of professionally produced drawing videos on YouTube. Laurie’s mission is to teach the skill of drawing at a mastery level to anyone who has the determination and openness to learn. Drawing is a teachable and learnable skill! Check it out!

State Directors of Arts Educations share resources here!
State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEDAE) is reaching out to gather and share arts education resources. Select the link and discover how SEDAE is resources you and your colleagues in arts education can use!

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willlems
Visit Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems everyday. Download each day’s activities and catch up with previous episodes on YouTube. See a sample activity here.
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The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts - Resources Online
Visit the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts under Resources for Educators! Thousands of ideas, videos and lessons! Here is just one of many examples for printable lessons.

Frida Kahlo: The woman behind the legend
Here is just one of 328 art related videos available at The Kids Should See This website. It’s like PBS or NPR for kids!

382 Videos about Art!
Check out the The Kids Should See This website. Thousands of inspiring resources with 328 specifically about art!

Craft in America: Free Videos and Education Guides!
Visit Craft in America for dozens of videos, guides, lessons, and teacher resources including guides and more!

Drawings inspired by daily meals!
Looking for drawing content to share right in your students home? Since the 1980s, Itsuo Kobayashi has drawn a picture of every single meal he eats. Great illustrations to share for your at-home students!

Ancient Writing
This resource from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts explores ancient writing systems. As early civilizations developed, record keeping and communication demanded something beyond symbols and pictures to represent the spoken word. Explore the early writing systems of four ancient civilizations: Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and Mesoamerica.

Consider the Source: Humanity, Habitat, and Creativity
Artists across all times and places take advantage of local materials and resources to craft their work. At the same time, the local habitat influences and inspires artistic decisions. Use this resource from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to explore symbiotic relationships between artist and environment.

Layers of Louis
This digital resource was developed by teenagers in the Museum Leaders in Training (M.LiT) program. They developed this resource to complement VMFA’s exhibition “Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop.” The timeline focuses on events during and surrounding Richmond-native Louis Draper’s life.

Andy Goldworthy: The Art of Nature
Get outside, safely! View a few works by Andy Goldsworthy and create amazing art from found natural objects. Take photos and share on Social Media! Notice how your work changes with different times of day.
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Free High Quality Drawing Lessons Online with TZM Studio
NAEA member Laura Mann shares dozens of professionally produced drawing videos on YouTube. Laurie’s mission is to teach the skill of drawing at a mastery level to anyone who has the determination and openness to learn. Drawing is a teachable and learnable skill! Check it out!

What’s the Big Idea?
Artists have stories to tell and concepts to explore. By looking at works of art with an investigative eye, students may connect with these artistic ideas while exercising creative and critical thinking skills. Objects in the Virginia of Fine Arts collection are paired with simple engagement activities to help students thoughtfully consider and unpack the big ideas each artwork presents.

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