Below are some terrific resources for art teachers who are planning lessons for grades 8-12.
I will update this post as I uncover more great sites and blogs. Include your own suggestions and links in the comments below!
Last updated June 2, 2015
- Lessons for drawing, painting and sculpture, submitted by art teachers from all over
- A massive amount of cross-curricular art lessons divided by grade level, medium, subject or period.
- Norfolk High School in Nebraska posted ALL of their notes, powerpoints, lesson plans, quizzes, assessment tools etc. from the 2011/2012 school year. You’ll find much of it extremely helpful, especially if you’re just starting out. Grade 7, 8, and high school are included here.
- OUTSTANDING art project ideas! Collaborative, contemporary, exercises or multimedia, it’s all here. There’s no way you won’t get inspired.
- This blog chronicles the many projects taught by a teacher in South Dakota. The wide variety is exciting. I don’t know HOW she packs all of this into one school year!
- Just as the name suggests, this is a conglomeration of some of the most inspiring art teacher blogs out there. A head-spinning amount of lesson ideas can be found here if you’re willing to take the plunge into this exhaustive directory.
- A terrific resource for those planning art history lessons. Search by artist, movement, country or time period.
- “Ridiculously relevant professional development for art teachers”. Find lessons from K-12.
- Not just lesson plans, this cross-curricular site is packed with too many resources to list. To name a few: mobile apps, student interactives, strategy guides for teachers, games, how-to’s, learning objectives, etc. etc.
- You’re not dumb if you need this…we all need a cheat sheet every now and again. This is a good quick-reference guide if you’re planning art history units or lesson plans.
- Includes tips for conducting in-class critique, a printable form for students to aid their critique, rubrics, and other helpful items.
- An outline to help you plan a lesson on critique.
- An awesome resource available through my university and co-created by a friend of mine. Videos, links, guiding questions, visual examples, lessons about design elements, templates etc. Definitely going to use this someday.