Art Education

Included here are materials to use in either teaching Art or providing an art experience in the classroom.

Materials are arranged under the following headings:
  • Art Appreciation
  • Art Education
  • Cross Curricular Applications
  • Websites

Check this area of the wiki for additional non-print materials:
Games -- scroll down to subject heading "Art Education"

Check for suggestions of teacher resource materials and books to use in the classroom:

Art Appreciation

ERC NON PRNT NA712 .F7 F73 2004 Check Availability
Frank Lloyd Wright. (1998). New York?: The Ameican Lives Film Project/PBS.
Ken Burns' documentary about the most controversial and talented American architect working in the 1900's. (DVD, 2 1/2 hours). Gr. 9-up.

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Leonardo da Vinci. (2005). Coppell, TX: Nest Entertainment.
Examines the life of the master artist and scientist. (DVD, 30 min.) Gr. K-3.

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Through the lens. (2003). Washington, D.C.: A National Geographic Television and FIlm Production.
Profiles nine "adventure" photographers and examines how they are able to capture such difficult subjects as whale sharks, molten volcanoes, Mount Everest, and untouched pre-Inca tombs. (DVD, 47 min.) Gr. 9- adult.

Art Education

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Color Paddles. (1995). Vernon Hills, IL: Learning Resources.

Color Wheel.

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Hume, H.D. (2008). The art teacher's survival guide for elementary and middle schools. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
An all-in-one resource for grades K-8. Includes art history, multicultural art, ceramics, printmaking, digital media, and other mediums. Professional.

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Hume, H.D. (2014). The art teacher's survival guide for secondary schools, 2nd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
This book is an all-in-one resource for secondary school art teachers. Everything from daily tasks to large-scale projects are covered. Professional.

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Rainbow color cones (Smart Snacks). (2003). Vernon Hills, IL: Learning Resources.
A scooper dooper way to learn colors. (realia). Gr. Toddler-K.

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Reinhold Visuals: Aids for Art Teaching. (1968). New York: Reinhold Book Corp.
Each themed portolio contains art prints with descriptive text on the back and a teacher's guide.
  • Portfolio 1: Line
  • Portfolio 2: Mass
  • Portfolio 3: Organization
  • Portfolio 4: Surface
  • Portfolio 5: Color
  • Portfolio 6: Movement
  • Portfolio 7: Perception
  • Portfolio 8: Space
  • Portfolio 9: Light
  • Portfolio 10: Fantasy & Illusion

Cross-Curricular Applications

Berry, J.K. & McNeilly, L. (2014). Map art lab. Beverly, MA: Quarry Books.
This fun and ceative book features 52 map-related art activities. Gr. 5-up.

Ward, R.A. (2011). Math + Art = fun : Activities for discovering mathematical magic in modern art.
(2011). Houston, TX: Bright Sky Press.
This colleciton of creative activities introduces children to Modern Art masters such as Calder, Dali, Kandinsky, Warhol, and others. It provides an eye-opening understanding of important math concepts. Gr. 4-8.


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Virtual tour of the interior of the Sistine Chapel, featuring artwork by Michaelangelo.