Get students to truly connect with art and "see deeper” into the artwork in order to broaden their horizons and understand the value of art in their personal lives and across time and cultures.
Energize your students’ lack of attention spans, poor attitudes, and low motivation with thoughtful and inspiring lessons that get them engaged and KEEP them engaged.
Supplement your already-amazing studio lessons with time-saving lesson plans and ready-to-go resources.
Gain confidence in your teaching ability and your own knowledge of artists and art history so that you can deliver “Teacher of the Year” worthy lessons every day!
Let's say you want to do a lesson on the art of Ancient Egypt. Where do you go?
You can try Google, then YouTube, Facebook, Teachers Pay Teachers, and Pinterest. Yesss PINTEREST.
Soon, you're sucked into a black hole of ideas and suddenly you're lost in a sea of overwhelming and disorganized choices. You find 100 different teaching ideas—most of them don't really fit your subject or grade level, half of them are word searches or coloring pages, many just don't make sense at all, and some are straight up cookie-cutter crafts with little educational value.
You keep looking and do manage to come up with some good ideas for learning activities or projects. You create a cool interactive activity based on an artwork from the Met. To supplement, you find a couple gems on one blog post and another idea from some random Facebook group post and six possibilities from Pinterest.
You pore through some museum articles about different Egyptian artworks and watch half of a documentary on YouTube but can't decide what key points you should even be teaching about Ancient Egypt. It's a 3,000-year span of time after all. How can you possibly cover it all?
So you start compiling images into a PowerPoint, resizing them, reordering them, trying to make sense of 3,000 years of art history into a couple days of lessons for your students…
…until you get totally overwhelmed.
What do you do at that point?
You want your students to have an amazing learning experience. You want to be the amazing teacher you already are, but you also want a life, and you want boundaries.
Maybe this time you push through and finish the lesson the way you know it needs to be taught. But what do you do next time and the time after that and the time after that?
What if there was one place for highly-selective, tried-and-true, well-catalogued, and streamlined art history teaching resources?
The key points, objectives, and important art conventions are decided.
The discussion questions are thoughtful and composed.
The images are curated, formatted, and labeled.
The learning activities are rigorous, varied, and fun.
The assessments are written.
The students are engaged and learning.
You are having fun teaching them, and all the while you weren't stuck to your computer all weekend putting it all together.
That's exactly what you'll get with your subscription to Art Class Curator's Resource Library.
Art Class Curator is empowering teachers with a revolutionary approach for introducing art concepts and artworks to their students. Our methods create meaningful connections and deep learning experiences via an accessible format that allows teachers to reclaim their planning time and elevate their craft while students engage in relevant, memorable discussions and activities that will prepare them for a visually complex and culturally interconnected modern world in need of creative problem solvers.
Art Class Curator's Resource Library is a membership program dedicated to inspiring connections to art, increasing student engagement, empowering teachers, and providing quality and innovative teaching resources.
Artwork of the Week Bundles: Everything you need to incorporate a new artwork into your classroom each week, every week.
The Art Appreciation Master Class: A crash course in everything you need to connect kids with art.
25 Hours of Professional Development Courses and Webinars: Learn how to WOW your students (and admins!) with innovative teaching strategies and discussion techniques.
250+ Art Criticism, Aesthetics, and Art History Teaching Materials: Ditch the boring lecture with these student-focused, activity-driven lessons that get kids talking, thinking, and moving.
Transform the voices inside your classroom from "Art is not my thing." to "I can't wait to see what we do next!" with these engaging learning activities.
Boost writing, creativity, close observation, inferencing, communication, and critical thinking skills through learning activities that reach a high level of engagement and inspiration value.
Stop pulling teeth to get kids to connect with art--through clever writing prompts, interactive and collaborative exercises, and thought-provoking discussion questions.
Show students how to value art and make connections through exciting and meaningful artworks that parallel their own interests.
Help students engage on a deep level and absorb the material so that it becomes a part of their lives now and as they grow.
Keep them awake by cutting boring lectures and timelines and adding interactive experiences to remember--powerful enough to make the students look, think, and move!
Teach with a hands-on, minds-on approach that happens WITHOUT lecture.
Renew your own love of art while you share new and exciting artworks with students.
Experience that teaching high that happens when students light up and personally relate.
Save hours of planning time with editable, classroom-ready resources.
As one part of the membership, you will receive the monthly Artwork of the Week Bundle with everything you need to implement an artwork a week experience in your classroom!
Diverse artworks from around the world--across time and cultures
Lesson plan for each artwork includes: talking points, discussion questions, activity suggestions, project extensions, supplemental resources, and artist biography information.
Available downloads for each artwork include: lesson plan, PowerPoint, and any handout or worksheet you need to complete the activity
Variety of learning styles and activity types to keep things interesting week by week
Hi! I’m Cindy Ingram, the creator of Art Class Curator.
I have the awkward habit of crying in front of artworks, and I want the rest of the world to do it too. This noble quest has culminated in the creation of Art Class Curator, where I share how to creatively teach art appreciation and art history in a way that will spark a lifelong personal connection to art.
I have more than fifteen years of experience in schools, museums, and non-profit organizations. I have an MA in Art Education and a BA in Art History. In addition to working in museums and teacher professional development, I have had the privilege of teaching art in the classroom to all grades–elementary to college.
I’ve been there, from the sleepless nights scrolling through the internet to binge-watching art history videos to prepare for my next class. I’ve done the work--crafted the lessons, tested them with students, and tweaked the plans to perfection--all so you don’t have to.
To date, I have not yet made any of my students cry (knowingly), but there’s still time.
Be confident in your decision by checking out what others have asked before saying YES!
to more creative art learning and less painful lesson planning.
Are you a middle school, high school, or college art teacher? Then, YES!
You will definitely use and love the The Resource Library for Art Teachers. The materials are focused on art history and art appreciation, so if you're a rockstar studio teacher who needs help incorporating works of art into your curriculum, you're in the right place.
The resources currently are not geared toward a younger audience, so if you teach elementary, you might need to do some slight adaptation. However, the good news is that we have hired two new elementary art teachers to the team who are working on creating new adapted versions for everything on the site!
The professional development sessions, such as the Art Appreciation Master Class, are beneficial for all art teachers. Cindy has taught all ages and uses the same discussion and engagement strategies on young students as she did with her college-age students. Do not underestimate how much meaning a child of any age can derive from a work of art!
If you have questions about whether or not this resource will work for you, please reach out to me by email or schedule a 1-on-1 call.
If you join and find it doesn't suit your needs for your classroom, we're happy to refund you within 30 days--no questions asked!
There's no need! It's available to you right from the start.
All of the art history units, art criticism activities, and professional development courses and trainings are available for full access at all times.
** The Artwork of the Week bundles do expire at the end of the next month, so be sure to download those during the month they are released. Yearly members get full access to the archive of all the past Artwork of the Week bundles! (currently 18 months of content and growing monthly)
Plus, The Resource Library is a living and growing space. New materials are released regularly. Your membership covers all current and future products in Art Class Curator's Resource Library for as long as your membership remains active.
Yes! All of the PowerPoints, quizzes, worksheets, etc. are provided in editable formats. You will need Microsoft Office to open the documents as most of the downloads are in Word and PowerPoint formats. We've used fonts that are available on both Mac and PC (Trebuchet MS), so everything will be formatted correctly and ready to use when you need it.
Documents are also provided in PDF format to make for quick and easy printing.
If you are not satisfied with your membership, we are happy to refund the full amount of your purchase within the first 30 days, no questions asked. Simply contact us using the form at this link or reply to any of our e-mails.
Absolutely! Simply fill out the Purchase Order Form. After you fill in the form, you will receive an email with a PDF invoice to provide your school. Once you have the PO, submit your PO at the same link. We will activate your membership once we receive a copy of your PO.
Need a letter asking your school to cover your membership? Click here!
Yes! Teachers who have 6 or more points on Donors Choose can create a Special Request project for a yearly membership! First, get an instant price estimate from us at this link. Then, when you create your Special Request project, simply upload the PDF estimate to Donors Choose. For more information, visit this link.
We offer two packages. The yearly package ($299/year) is for teachers who want to use a purchase order or prefer to save money by paying for the full year up front. The monthly package ($29/mo) is for teachers who need a more affordable option.
You can cancel at any time, and you will have access to the materials up until your next billing date.
If you are not satisfied with your membership, we are happy to refund the full amount of your purchase within the first 30 days of your membership, no questions asked.