11 Awesome Curriculum Supplements & Printables for Art Teachers 11 Awesome Curriculum Supplements & Printables for Art Teachers

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11 Awesome Curriculum Supplements & Printables for Art Teachers

11 Awesome Curriculum Supplements & Printables for Art Teachers

Written by:
Evan La Ruffa
Jan 15, 2024

More and more, art teachers are looking for new resources, diverse artists, and helpful tools to save time and reduce the insanity of often being the only art teacher in a school. This means curriculum supplements and printables have risen in value, as far as giving art teachers great, ready-to-use tools to expand their art classroom as far as scope, lesson plans, and having fun!

The reality is that education-at-large will be reinvented over the coming years with the advent of ChatGPT, and the various ways AI has changed the landscape. That said, before any of that, art teachers often struggle to find their rightful place in a school community.

Whether not being considered as vital, or in the delegitimization of art as an effective ways for kids to express themselves, develop awareness, build skills, and gain confidence in themselves.

There are various curriculum supplements and resources designed to assist art teachers in saving time on lesson planning. These supplements can provide ready-to-use lesson plans, project ideas, assessments, and other resources.

Here are some examples:

The IPMM Art Lesson Plan Book PDF – contains 21 remixable art lesson plans for K-12 students. Divided into three age ranges, this comprehensive art lesson plan offering has been a focus for us at IPMM in recent years, specifically because we’ve seen art teachers in our programs struggling to supplement their classroom.

For just $49, you won’t have to do any lesson planning for a long time! Think about the time you could save! 

Online Lesson Plan Databases: Explore online platforms that offer a collection of art lesson plans. Websites like The Art of Education University, Teachers Pay Teachers, and The Getty Museum’s Art & Language Arts Curriculum provide a wide range of lesson plans for different grade levels.

Art Education Magazines and Journals: Subscribe to art education magazines and journals that often feature lesson plans, project ideas, and teaching tips. Examples include “School Arts Magazine” and “Art Education Journal.”

Art Education Books: Invest in books specifically focused on art education and lesson planning. Authors like Davis Publications offer books with practical ideas and lesson plans for various age groups.

Museum Education Resources: Many museums and cultural institutions provide online resources for educators. Websites like The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “MetKids” and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) offer lesson plans and interactive activities.

Professional Organizations: Join art education professional organizations like the National Art Education Association (NAEA). These organizations often provide resources, webinars, and lesson plans to their members.

Integrated Curriculum Programs: Explore programs that integrate art with other subjects. For example, the Kennedy Center’s “ArtsEdge” provides lesson plans that connect arts education with other areas of the curriculum.

Online Communities: Participate in online communities of art teachers who share resources and lesson plans. Platforms like Artsonia, Pinterest, and art teacher forums can be valuable for networking and resource sharing.

Art Software and Apps: Some software and apps are designed to assist art teachers with lesson planning. These tools may include virtual art galleries, interactive lessons, and project ideas. Explore platforms like ArtSteps or Artful Thinking for digital resources.

Pre-Packaged Art Kits: Consider using pre-packaged art kits that come with all the necessary materials and instructions for specific projects. This can save time on gathering supplies and planning.

District-Provided Resources: Check if your school district or educational institution offers centralized resources or curriculum guidelines for art teachers. These resources may include scope and sequence documents, standards-aligned materials, and assessment tools.

Remember to adapt these resources to suit the specific needs and interests of your students and to align with your overall curriculum goals. While these supplements can be helpful, they are most effective when used as a complement to your own expertise and creativity as an art teacher.

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IPaintMyMind Art Lesson Plan Book

Written by:
Evan La Ruffa
Jan 15, 2024