Art Education for 21st Century

The resources at these sites are grounded solidly in the best cognitive and creative approaches to art education.


All teachers — don’t skip this area regardless of your specialty.

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American Art at the Smithsonian

American Art at the Smithsonian offers am impressive collection of teacher guides, resources and videos. The guides are identified with corresponding standards and grade levels, and most are…  learn more

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Forced Perspective Game

A team of students from Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center developed this First Person Puzzle game built around Forced Perspective. This is a demo of the technology…  learn more

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A glimpse into the world of Impressionistic painters combines art history and composition in painting.  learn more

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Inside Art

Inside Art complements Pintura -- only at this site students actually find themselves inside a painting and solve a mystery to exit.  learn more

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Kinetic Wave Sculptures

In this video from MAKE: television, Reuben Margolin, a Bay Area visionary and longtime maker, creates totally singular techno-kinetic wave sculptures. Using everything from wood to cardboard to…  learn more

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Pintura at EduWeb

Pintura is designed as a mystery site at which students learn techniques, such as brushstrokes, by comparing an old painting-artist unknown-discovered in an attic with masterworks to determine…  learn more

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The Getty Museum

The Getty Museum turns traditional art education upside down. Rather than introducing themes and ideas through art history and then applying those concepts to art-making activities, the curriculum…  learn more

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National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC illustrates major achievements in painting, sculpture, decorative arts and works on paper from the Middle Ages to the present. Learn…  learn more

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Seattle Art Museum: Programs & Learning

Explore art from across the world's largest continent in this series of six videos that focus on diverse objects and provide opportunity for creative response. Led by SAM…  learn more

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Lesson Planet: Art History Lesson Plans & Worksheets

Founded by educators for educators, Lesson Planet is passionate about creating and delivering innovative digital tools and quality educational resources to help personalize student learning and inspire great…  learn more

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Artsonia: Give Your Art Students an Authentic Audience

Artsonia Kids Art Museum is a free art sharing site where teachers, students, and parents can upload original works of art and then give and receive feedback or…  learn more

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Artsonia: Largest Gallery of Student Art Portfolios

Artsonia is the world's largest collection of student art, published by teachers and students from around the world. Parents and family can view the art online, leave comments…  learn more

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Free Art Lessons Pack for Teachers

The truth is that having fully prepared art lessons that are ready-to-use will not only make you feel happier and more relaxed, and in more control, but they will…  learn more


ArtsNOW has developed a carefully structured arts-based pedagogy that promotes collaboration, creative and critical thinking and the ability to apply principles across different disciplines. We seek to build…  learn more

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Celebrate Black Art and Artists for Black History Month

Witness the enduring mark Black artists have made on American art through more than two centuries of Black art in our collection — from 19th century painters Joshua Johnson and Robert Seldon…  learn more