Artist Resources: Art Lessons for Teachers

Many of our artists here on the blog and on our website are educators, both in public schools and private instructors.  Below is a small list of Lesson Planning Resources.  If you have additional websites or blogs to share with us, please enter them in the comments below.  

NAEA- the largest creative community established exclusively for visual arts educators, university professors, researchers and scholars, teaching artists, administrators, and art museum educators. A huge resource for lesson plans and sharing lesson plans as well as searching for grants and job opportunities.

Art of Education -- AOE exists to provide Art Teachers with Ridiculously Relevant™ Professional Development.  Blog run by Jessica Balsley.  Includes accredited online classes, lesson plans, downloads, articles.  
4th grade work from Duluth Edison Charter
School in Minesota from Artsonia

Artsonia -- The world's largest kids' art museum.  The story of Artsonia begins with a dream that artwork created from kids around the world can be shared and enjoyed by everyone. Teachers can upload kids' artwork and upload and review lesson plans. -- Free art lesson plans for toddlers through teens, including art history lessons. -- Huge art resource for jobs, copyright info, news, teacher policies, lesson plans, art gallery and on and on.  

Dick Blick -- Art materials retailer and resource holds many lesson plans for teachers along with video lessons.  

Mrs. Picasso's Art Room -- Art blog from Denise Pannell, sharing her lessons and resources

The Teaching Palette is a blog dedicated to the teachers who constantly work on perfecting the art of education. The heart and purpose of this site is to provide an environment where the love and knowledge of art education will be advanced.  Has another list of Lesson and Art Resources as well as a list of lesson plans.
Ancient Art Education and
Lessons from the Getty

Discount School Supply -- Free craft lessons and ideas, as well as load of other resources for all kinds of teachers, including a place to purchase supplies.

Getty Teacher Programs -- Resources for the classroom, lesson plans for teachers and free programs on visiting the Getty; video games and activities for students.  

Majestic Taj Mahal from Crayola, Grade 3
One Crayola short -- Blog by Jodi Youngman designed with art lessons for 45 minute classes.

Teachers Pay Teachers -- Teachers Pay Teachers is the an open marketplace for educators to buy, sell, and share their original resources.  Includes all grades and homeschoolers, all subjects including visual arts and art history.

Crayola -- Over 1200 lesson plans by concept, grade, or medium.

The Smart Teacher -- to facilitate connections between art educators, art lovers and art organizations.  Has a large collection of lessons including digital and photography lessons.  Searches available by artist, medium, subject, principles or movement.

Crystal Productions -- Publisher of art education resources has a full list of free lesson plans.

Do you have a blog or website where you share your lessons?  Or do you know of other resources I can add here?  Keep me in the loop and post a comment so I can add to our list.

Keep Painting, 

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