Trainings and Courses

#YearOfArt Video Workshop

#YearofArt is a three-part video series where I will walk you through my low-stress planning strategy to easily incorporate more art appreciation activities and lessons...

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Beyond the Surface: Teach Students How to Dive Deeper into an Artwork

Beyond the Surface: Teach Students How to Dive Deeper into an Artwork to Make Connections and Meaning is a six part text-based course about how to...

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Online Training: Compare, Contrast, and Categorization

In this online training, we talked about all of my favorite ways to use compare, contrast, and categorization to teach art history. Comparison is how...

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Online Training: Critical Lenses and Viewpoints in Art Interpretation

In this session, we discussed the varying viewpoints from which our students can interpret art. Topics from the session include, Circle of Viewpoints from Harvard...

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Online Training: How to Integrate Art History into your Curriculum

Do you want more art history in your lessons, but you aren’t sure where to start? We discuss several strategies in this online training. From...

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Online Training: Impressionism

To many students and adults, Impressionism is not that exciting. We see it all over the places–hotels, hospitals, schools. It’s not ground-breaking, but back when...

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Online Training: Inventive Activities to Interpret Art

Help your students understand and interpret an artwork through creative writing, kinesthetic activities, drawing exercises, and more!

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Online Training: Memorization and Close Observation Art Learning Activities

In this session, we discuss memorization and close observation activities for looking at art. These activities allow students to spend quality time noticing and interpreting...

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Online Training: What is Art History

Have you or your students ever read an art history textbook for a class and not had a clue what to actually highlight or write...

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Online Training: What is art?

Learn how to unpack and explore the ultimate aesthetics question with your students–what is art and why does it matter?

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Online Workshop: How to Talk about Art with Kids

Do you want to lead powerful discussions about art, but you are not sure how? This workshop covers the basic strategies needed to lead engaging...

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Prehistoric Art Mini-Course

Welcome to your course! Course Access Discussions for the activities will happen over on the forum pages. Find the course forum at this link.

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Resource Library Welcome Session and Tour

This is a tour of the Resource Library–where to find info about updates, upcoming trainings, and resources. I also discuss some common tech issues and...

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The 5-Day Art Talk Challenge

Do you want to lead exciting discussions about art with your students, but you aren’t sure where to start? Join the Free 5-Day Art Talk...

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The Art Appreciation Master Class

The Art Appreciation Master Class is an online course for members of The Resource Library for Art Teachers! Each week, you will receive 1-2 videos...

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Video: Assessment in Art History and Art Appreciation

In this online training (held originally via Facebook live), we discuss formative assessment and how to use assessment creatively and as a tool for learning....

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Video: Digital File Organization

Getting overwhelmed by all the digital files available in the Resource Library? This is how I organize them!

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Video: How to Deal with Nudity

In this video, I discuss one of the questions I get asked the most: How should a teacher handle nudity in art?

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Video: How to Pick Learning Objectives for Art History Lessons

In this video, I discuss how to pinpoint learning objectives for teaching art history and how to make your lessons interesting and engaging.

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Video: How to Teach Art History and Keep Your Students Awake

If art history brings to mind old textbooks and a droning lecture, you might be wondering how to keep students from snoozing. In this video,...

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Video: Kinesthetic Activities to do with Art

In this video, I share different movement activities to do with works of art.

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Video: Lesson Suggestions for the First Day of School

In this video I offer suggestions for my favorite lessons to do on the first day of school. Here are the resources mentioned:

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Video: Teaching Art History with Compare and Contrast: Roman and Byzantine Mosaics

In this video, I offer tips for how to teach art history by comparing and contrasting artworks. As an example, I discuss mosaics from the...

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Video: Teaching Art History without Cookie-Cutter Projects

Projects inspired by art history do not have to be boring or repetitive. In this video, I share some tips for creating art-making activities that...

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Video: Teaching Non-Western Art

Many art teachers are intimidated by the idea of teaching art from other places or cultures. In this video, I discuss my thoughts about teaching...

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