Get your weekends back by using these fun yet rigorous resources. Discover new methods for teaching art history and art appreciation that don’t involve standing in front of a sleepy, darkened classroom. Your students will be bright and excited, and you will feel energized by teaching this amazing subject!
Enrollment for The Art Curator for Resource Library will close on Wedneday, April 12, 2017 at 11:59pm CST.
In 2007, fresh out of graduate school with my M.A. in Art Education with an Art Museum emphasis, I found myself so eager to make a difference with art that I agreed to teach 3 college classes—4 nights a week—while working a full-time job at an arts education non-profit.
I literally didn't sleep the entire Spring.
Faced with the cruel reality of being a first-time teacher with absolutely no lessons or curriculum prepared, I obviously consulted the internet.
Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation?
Like me—seeking out lessons that teach art appreciation in creative, engaging ways?
I searched and searched...but I only found boring lecture notes and dry PowerPoints full of text and void of inspiration.
That's when I knew if I wanted to spark excitement and passion in my students about art with lessons that focused on connecting with art on a visceral level, I would have to create them myself.
And that's exactly what I've done over the last 10 years.
Now, without spending night after night, weekend after weekend like I once did, you can use those same lessons I've spent years perfecting.
Join The Art Curator Resource Library to receive a vault of resources, monthly professional development, a private Facebook community, and special programs aimed at better equipping ourselves to teach and learn from works of art.
Monthly (or more!) professional development webinars (like this one) so that you can feel confident in teaching from works of art and in your art history knowledge.
Tons of ready-to-use, creative teaching materials for teaching art appreciation and art history—PowerPoints, lessons plans, worksheets, quizzes/tests, and more so you can prep lessons in a fraction of the time.
A private Facebook community of dedicated art educators so you can collaborate, ask questions, and get support.
Plus, access to new special programs like an upcoming summer book group.
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What your art students will learn with these art teaching resources:
The lessons includes lots of inventive learning activities for students from elementary school through college that include:
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Who is this program for?
All art teachers will benefit from the resources in the Resource Library.
Middle school, high school, and college art teachers will get the most benefit from the resources included in the resource library as they are now without much modification.
Elementary art teachers will find the monthly online professional deveopments especially beneficial, and they will be able to taylor the resources to fit their limited time. New mini-lessons are coming soon which will allow you to fit in small tidbits of art history and learning from works of art into your classrooms while still being able to focus on your artmaking priority!
In addition to the resources, I hold monthly live workshops with relevant and actionable topics which you can attend live or access the recording after the session. Past an upcoming topics include: What is art history?, How to Talk about Art with Kids, and Inventive Activities to Interpret Art.
New programs are on the way such as a summer book group!
A new online Facebook community for members rounds out the resources to give teachers a chance to collaborate and discuss issues and content.
How do I access the materials?
When you purchase your membership, you will create an account on this members.artcuratorforkids.com and click "Resource Library Access" to access your materials. You may also click "Your Content" from any page on my website.
The materials are strategically organized by topic, and you can download the materials in .zip files or individually.
How often is new content added?
Online workshops occur at least once per month, and new content is added regularly. Due to the nature of my teaching schedule, I add content in spurts. Some months, I'll add many resources while others just a few. Your membership covers all current products and future products released as long as your membership remains active.
In addition to new content being added, resources are updated and honed as I come up with new ideas and tweaks. For example, the Impressionism lesson just got new quizzes and an art project to go along with the original lesson.
The Resource Library is a living and growing space.
Can I edit and adapt the lessons for my classroom?
Yes! All of the PowerPoints, quizzes, worksheets, etc. are provided in editable formats. You will need to be able to open Microsoft Office documents as most of the downloads are in Word and PowerPoint formats. I've also used fonts that are available on both Mac and PC, so everything will be formatted correctly and ready to use. Just in case, worksheets, quizzes, and other documents are also provided in PDF format to make for quick and easy printing.
What is your refund policy?
If you are not satisfied with your membership, I am happy to refund the full amount of your purchase within the first 30 days of your purchase no questions asked. Please contact me using the form at this link or reply to any of my e-mails. No refunds are provided after the first 30 days, and we do not provide pro-rata refunds for canceled accounts.
Is my information safe?
By joining, your e-mail address will be added to the e-mail list for subscribers to receive regular updates about the resources in The Resource Library. You can ubsubscribe from this at any time.
You credit card and personal information are processed through the secure and trustworthy third-party payment processers Stripe and PayPal. I do not have access to your credit card information nor will your credit card or any other personal information be shared with anyone.
How can my school or district pay for my membership?
I am happy to work with your district or school to process your membership. Please contact me to start the process. I can provide whatever you need—invoices, vendor applications, etc. If your district is interested in buying multiple memberships for many teachers, special rates may apply. Contact me to customize your district's experience with the Resource Library.
Can I share your materials with others?
The resources in the Resource Library are for individual teacher or personal use ony. You may download and save the files to your computer, print copies for use in your home or classroom, alter the files for your own personal use, and share the link to ArtCuratorforKids.com. You may not claim the files as your own, sell or profit in any way from the files, store or distribute the files on any other website where others are able to electronically retrieve them (for example: Dropbox, Facebook groups, Google Drive, etc.), or e-mail the files to anyone or transmit them in any other fashion.