March is Youth Art Month! Celebrate and teach your students about art using the over 526 videos and resources provided by Discovery Education. Teach students to think critically about what art is, learn about the contributions of past and present artists, and help them connect with their inner artist. The following are other sites that provide great art lessons and information that work well with Discovery Education’s offerings.
Art Resources for Educators
Crayola.com: Crayola has wonderful resources and lessons for educators organized and searchable by topic, grade level, and artist. Complete supply lists and information are provided along with well organized and explicit art lessons. I have used Crayola lessons to differentiate instruction for middle school science students with art based lessons on photoperiodism. I have also taught students about artists like Andy Warhol, using the Pop of Art lesson plan, Monet using the Dancing With Monet’s Water Liliies lesson plan, and Cezanne’s mosaic art work using the Parisian Picnic Lesson Plan. Use the Crayola Success Guides for suggestions on great ways to display student art work: http://www.crayola.com/successguide/display.cfm?page_id=studentwork. Plan a student art exhibit and invite a local artists, parents and community members, as well as the school community to celebrate student creativity.
Use Artsonia.com to publish and share student work for free! Artsonia is the world’s largest kids art museum online. Parents can visit the site to see and purchase their children’s art and have it displayed on a variety of items. Schools can earn 15% when parents purchase their child’s art keepsakes. Teachers have access to project starters and tips for student art activities. There is even a free Artsonia iPhone app!
Silvergraphics.com offers teachers and schools creative fundraising ideas using children’s artwork.
Georgia art museums with an online presence:
Albany, GA: The Albany Museum of Art: http://www.albanymuseum.com/
Athens, GA: The Georgia Museum of Art: http://georgiamuseum.org//
The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center: http://thecontemporary.org/
The Carlos Museum at Emory University: http://carlos.emory.edu/
The High Museum of Art: http://www.high.org/
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia: http://www.mocaga.org/
The Museum of Design Atlanta: http://www.museumofdesign.org/
Oglethorpe University Museum: http://museum.oglethorpe.edu/
The Spelman College of Fine Art: http://www.spelman.edu/museum/
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art: http://www.ghia.org/index.php
Morris Museum of Art: http://www.themorris.org/
Cartersville, GA: The Booth Western Art Museum: http://www.boothmuseum.org/
Columbus, GA: The Columbus Museum: http://www.columbusmuseum.com/
The Museum of Arts and Sciences: https://www.masmacon.com/index.da
Tubman African American Museum: https://www.tubmanmuseum.com/
Marietta, GA: Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art: http://www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org/
Savannah College of Art and Design: http://www.scadmoa.org/
Telfair Museums: http://telfair.org/
*Clip art courtesy of Discovery Education