Explore the benefits of an arts-infused classroom during National Arts in Education week. Learn how to integrate the arts in your classroom from dance and drama to music and visual arts. Explore resources and develop techniques to bring artistic elements in your classroom. Below is a sampling of inspirational content; visit PBS LearningMedia for additional art resources.
Art School | Collection | K-12
Art School is a KQED video series that introduces contemporary artists who discuss their careers and intentions, then demonstrate hands-on techniques or concepts. Art School provides resources for learning how to break dance, draw comic strips, create animations, and much more. Empower folks of all ages to engage with contemporary art, and discover new ideas for creativity from a variety of professional artists through this fun and engaging series.
Spark | Collection | K-12
Spark documents visual and performing contemporary artists, from well-known painters, to ethnic dance companies, to artists working with new technologies. In short video pieces that are under fifteen minutes, Spark takes you backstage at performances and into artists’ studios to witness the creative process firsthand. Accompanying Spark videos are robust educator guides highlighting historical and cultural context for each artist or arts organization, plus lesson plan ideas, vocab lists, and additional resources. Spark makes it easy to bring contemporary artists into your classroom to inspire creative careers and engage your students in the arts.
Spark: Home | Special Collection | K-12
This collection contains short videos about working, contemporary artists who infuse their own culture or their family’s culture into their art practices. They are often infusing their personal history with contemporary concerns and ideas to create artwork that ignites discussion and fosters cross-cultural understanding. These videos help address both visual arts and social studies content standards.
Overview of the Arts | Document | K-12
This article provides an overview of the benefits of an arts-infused classroom; important notes on each aspect of the arts: dance, drama, music, and visual art; and basic techniques for integrating the arts into your classroom.