COPING WITH COVID: ONLINE INSTRUCTIONAL ART RESOURCES
Bill Zuk is a multimedia artist and Professor Emeritus in art education at the University of Victoria.
These are challenging times as we experience upheavals and temporary closures of schools due to the Covid 19 virus crisis. What challenges lie ahead? How will art programs continue to serve their students? What online ideas and instructional resources are available? The following ideas represent a small sample of online instructional resources for augmenting and enriching art education programs from K-12 and beyond.
National Film Board of Canada
Enrich your history and appreciation of art and culture with Canada’s leading artists from award winning animation film pioneer, Norman McLaren to celebrated Inuit artist, Kenojuak Ashevak.. All films in this collection are readily accessible and free of charge. See www.nfb.ca
Access to art in the 21st century is an introduction to over 200 artists from around the world including famed Chinese artist Ai weiwei, and Canadian artists, Brian Jungen, Liz Magor, and Jeff Wall. The resource contains films and over 60 hours of full episodes for digital and television platforms. See art21.org
Kohl Children’s Museum
Kohl Children’s Museum has a Home Zone with numerous ideas under several titles that emphasize recycling. Ideas are also translated into Spanish.
Teaching and Learning Online: Home Art Supplies
Transform materials into creative art from available home supplies. Consult artpro.org/teaching-learning-art-online/art-supplies for a broad range of ideas and applications.
Preparing for the School Year 2020 and 2021: Tips for Teaching Visual Arts and Design in A Distance Learning Environment and Classroom
Ideas have been prepared for remote learning by the NAEA (National Art Education Association based in Reston, Virginia) for elementary, middle, and high school levels. A selection of their Elementary remote learning toolkit is offered below. Be aware that some of the offerings emphasize American art and culture and may be of less interest.
Palmer Museum of Art-African Brilliance
The Palmer Museum of Art has released a virtual tour of their special exhibition “African Brilliance”. This tour features clickable navigation through installation images, high resolution images of selected works, video “discussion” of selected works, and demo videos of art activities inspired by works included.
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSt0gBZRr_vORfucLjFCsdjpcQzCg0pa4wP GmUNodNvphd25jSjGwn2pyo93WSk8v4_umje5zmj76xu/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000&slide=id.ge5c5fd87d_0_43 offsite link
Impressionism on a Vinyl Record
This is a video teaching link containing information about Impressionism and how to paint with acrylic paint. It also includes a lesson on watercolor on a coffee filter and painting on a paper plate. The art of Van Gogh and Monet are used as examples. www.artsforallky.org/resources/video-workshop/offsite link
Barn Quilts is a video presentation by Kim Soule. Students are introduced to the art of quilts and barn quilts. They can choose to create a quilt square in a variety of ways including, markers on a post it note, painting on cardboard, square canvas or painting on a large piece of styrofoam. https://vimeo.com/406291096/178b7c8650offsite link
This video lesson was created for k-4 students but could easily work for middle school students. In this lesson students learn how to create a flip book. The art word of the day is animation. The artist connection is “the flippist.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl3UH5e-tlw offsite link
Magnificent Map Making
This video art lesson was designed for grades k-5 but is easily applicable for middle school students. In this lesson students learn how to create an Illustrated map. The art word of the day is cartography and the artist connection is Nate Padavick.
https://youtu.be/GGp0hIEgZhQ offsite link
Game Design Challenge
Learning from home creates obstacles. These obstacles can help motivate us to redesign something as fun as a game. Within this 4-week unit students are challenged to ask, learn, imagine, design, build, then share, reflect and redesign a game. This unit was designed for middle school students in grade 6-8 but can be adapted for other ages.
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Repository of Distance Learning from Museums
With children and learners everywhere out of school for the foreseeable future, museums across the continent have come together to share their distance learning with you. Use the pull-down filters below to find the best programs and resources for your needs. https://sites.google.com/view/museum-distance-learning/home offsite link
Skype with an Archaeologist in Ancient Corinth, Greece!
Behind the scenes photos from the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth and the ongoing excavations in Ancient Corinth by the American School of Classical studies show what it’s like to work as an archaeologist in Greece!
https://education.skype.com/u/corinthexcavations.educator offsite link
Variety of slide share examples for Elementary
ELEM In this Google Folder you will find an Elementary Art Guide to Online Learning and several examples of activities used with Lincoln Public Schools students. Efforts were made to find fair use images or to receive permission from artists. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1G3tEHdBSLQx4ZErP8XRpO7kp4EYWlKxG?usp=sharin g
#togetherweARTbetter…Art Lessons Kids Can Do From Home!
#togetherweARTbetter is more relevant than ever before so enjoy this video and this packet of 15 art lessons that can be geared for all levels of learners!
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hLoVIqw0hLk offsite link
Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Hosting Virtual Tours
A dozen of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic designs are available to explore as part of the #WrightVirtualVisits initiative. Some links available on this page, others require Instagram. https://thespaces.com/12-frank-lloyd-wright-buildings-are-now-hosting-virtual-tours/ offsite link
Getty Artworks Recreated with Household Items by Creative Geniuses the World Over Recreate your favorite art using just three objects lying around home using digitized and downloadable artworks from Getty’s online collection.
Adobe Education Exchange
The Adobe Education Exchange is the free learning platform and community, designed by educators for educators, to ignite creativity in the classroom.
https://edex.adobe.com/ offsite link
Art21 Educators’ Guides (more details about art in the 21st century)
Educator Guides are designed to be used as a resource in the classroom before, during, and after viewing Art21 films. These guides provide information about selected artists and themes, questions for classroom discussions, and hands-on activities that provide students with a fundamental understanding of creative and critical thinking processes.
https://art21.org/for-educators/tools-for-teaching/guides/educators-guides/ offsite link
Tech Giants Come Together to Offer Free Lessons!
Media, Education and Tech Giants Come Together to Offer Free Lessons, Activities During Pandemic — All in One Curated Place! The site brings together content from a diverse group of companies to help students, teachers and families find free, reliable resources while school buildings are shuttered.
https://wideopenschool.org/ offsite link
12 World Class Museums You Can Visit Online
Virtual museum tours for: The Louvre; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; The National Gallery Of Art; The British Museum; Smithsonian National Museum Of Natural History; The Metropolitan Museum Of Art; The Dalí Theatre-Museum; Nasa; The Vatican Museums; The National Women’s History Museum; The National Museum Of The United States Air Force; The Google Art Project.
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online offsite link
K-12 Art Materials Brainstorming Worksheet
This worksheet walks through reflection and planning for building their own artist tool kit for remote learning
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Art Exploration: Land Art
This is a K-2 lesson exploring Land Art https://bcpscloud.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/RemoteLearning/ER-HF4z8W1pEvgfunDhSGjIBIy54EBY x0sw8BnXAAYOSZA?e=3H4i4p
Creative Constraints: El Anatsui
This is a 3-5 lesson exploring Land Art with examples by El Anatsui Resource download offsite link
The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections
Access endless open content including educational resources for e-learning and virtual retreats to art, culture, and history around the globe. This is the museum technology community’s time to shine!
http://mcn.edu/a-guide-to-virtual-museum-resources/ offsite link
National Gallery of Art for iPad. Great resource with loads to do! https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html offsite link
The ArtGames app features seven unique video games based on seven artworks in the Albright-Knox’s collection. https://www.albrightknox.org/community/ak-innovation-lab/artgames-20 offsite link
A. Pintura Art Detective Interactive art detective game. http://www.eduweb.com/pintura/ offsite link
An interesting walk through some historical artwork. http://www.eduweb.com/insideart/
Create picasso like artwork online. Flash Player Required. http://www.picassohead.com/
Interactive website to learn how to mix colors. http://d3tt741pwxqwm0.cloudfront.net/KET/evlearnket/Creating-Colors3/index.html offsite link
Captain Underpants Artist at Home!
Cartoonist Dan Pilkey produces weekly drawing exercises! All free! https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/books/dav-pilkey-at-home/
At Home with the Reggio Approach
Each day Reggio Children and the Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres – Istituzione of Reggio Emilia Municipality, are continuing to develop ideas and initiatives, for us to stay together, play together, and make school together. https://www.reggiochildren.it/en/athomewiththereggioapproach/
PBS Learning Media – Hundreds of Resources!
WFYI and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers of all subjects.
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/ offsite link
Study Says Making Art Reduces Stress
Researchers found that 45 minutes of creative activity significantly decreases stress in the body. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/study-says-making-art-reduces-stress_n_576183ece4b09c926cf dccac
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Workshop
Website adventure for student learning about Leonardo Da Vinci. http://web.archive.org/web/20050422045125/http://www.sanford-artedventures.com/play/leonar do/index.html
Color Theory Vs. Dr. Grary and his Dechromatizer
A game about color theory. Interesting and creative fun. http://web.archive.org/web/20050426082216/http://www.sanford-artedventures.com/play/color2/ a1.html
Remote Learning using Artsonia
Use Artsonia to engage in remote-learning with your students. Learn how to use Classroom Mode, communicate with parents and create projects that your students can submit. There are also links to videos, project ideas and lesson plans.
https://www.artsonia.com/teachers/remote-learning/ offsite link
Dozens of online resources are available. Some require ‘signing up’ and registering for a fee; others are available free. The goal in this overview was to select the best, ‘easy to access’ ideas with no restrictions or ‘fees for use’. Hopefully these ideas stimulate further discussion of online instructional art resources and generate more ideas for a future Journal issue.