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Learn Art History (and lots more!) for FREE with Khan Academy

Learn Art History with the Khan Academy

You only have to know one thing: You can learn any­thing.” That’s the motto of the Khan Acad­emy! If you’re not famil­iar with the Khan Acad­emy, and you have an inter­est in Art His­tory (for any rea­son — whether you’re a par­ent, stu­dent, teacher, or life­long learner) you’ll be amazed by the edu­ca­tion that’s avail­able to you for free! […]

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In my early days of teach­ing art, School Arts mag­a­zine was my go-to source for art les­son inspi­ra­tion and the best way to keep up with what was new in art edu­ca­tion. Then I dis­cov­ered Arts & Activ­i­ties mag­a­zine, and I just couldn’t believe my luck at hav­ing access to so much great infor­ma­tion just for art teach­ers! Well, that […]

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Art Ed Blog of the Year Finalist

Art Ed Blog of the Year Finalist

The results are in and I’m hon­ored to be a final­ist in the Art of Education’s Art Ed Blog of the Year! Check out the top 20 Art Ed blogs for lots of great con­tent and inspi­ra­tion. And be sure to fol­low the Art of Edu­ca­tion for daily arti­cles and rel­e­vant pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment just for […]

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While brows­ing TIME Magazine’s “50 Best Web­sites of 2011″, I came across a great resource for any­one inter­ested in the his­tory of art.… “”.  This site describes itself as a “not for profit, mul­ti­me­dia art his­tory text­book”, but it’s so much more than that!  Rather than pre­sent­ing names and dates in a dry, lec­ture format, […]

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SmARTkids Fine Art Site

SmARTkids is a fine art site cre­ated for kids ages 7–12 by the Smart Museum of Art at the Uni­ver­sity of Chicago.  This is a great site for kids and par­ents to inves­ti­gate together, or for just turn­ing kids loose to explore and play.  Through struc­tured and open-ended activ­i­ties, kids can look at, think about, […]

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Animated Art “Books” for Kids

Here’s a fun site I just dis­cov­ered for those of you with lower ele­men­tary age stu­dents… Mighty offers ani­mated books for early read­ers with a vari­ety of themes.  Visit the page titled, “Art & Music” for slide shows of paint­ings by Van Gogh, Renoir or Rem­ing­ton set to the music of great com­posers, or […]

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Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture Inspiration

Fire­works of Glass” is the largest per­ma­nent sculp­ture of blown glass by renowned glass artist Dale Chi­huly. This 43-foot tower mes­mer­izes chil­dren and adults alike at The Children’s Museum of Indi­anapo­lis. If you’re curi­ous about the art of glass blow­ing and how it’s done, visit “Fire­works of Glass” at the Children’s Museum of Indi­anapo­lis web­site, where there are all kinds […]

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