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Student Submissions and Special Programs
- Up Close & Far Away - Online exhibition from the Springville Museum of Art
Up Close and Far Away invites Utah K-12 students to reflect on their own experiences, activities, and commitments while looking closer at relationships, places, and things in their current spaces. This special online exhibition consists of submitted works from K-12 students across the state and their responses to COVID-19. Participate by viewing how Utah’s youth have coped with crisis and change.
- Hamilton Education Program
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and HAMILTON are thrilled to announce EduHam at Home, a free digital program for students and their families. Families can explore the world of HAMILTON and America’s founding era together and students are invited to create and perform their own narrative in the form of a song, rap, spoken word, or scene. This free program is open to K-12 students and their families (and will be of particular interest to students in grades 6-12).
Teaching Fine Arts Online
Art of Education
The Art of Education has resources that you have to pay for to access the Pro Packs, but there are also numerous free resources. The Art of Education has videos, podcasts, articles, lesson ideas, how-to’s with media, etc.
- How to Teach Art When No One is in School
- How Might the Coronavirus Affect Our Classroom?
- 27 Art Activities and Lessons to Try at Home
- The Best Apps to Help You Teach Art Remotely
- Springville Museum of Art
Springville has been hosting Evening 4 Educators and compiling lesson plans for years. These are tailored to our Utah core standards. There are a lot of great ideas here that could be adapted.
- Utah Museum of Fine Art
UMFA has a wide range of lesson plans available, which include handouts and other resources.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art Lesson Plans
This website has around 30 lesson plans based around themes or specific works of art. Each lesson plan has goals, objectives, connections to the core, activities, and references to specific works of art.
- TEDEd Visual Arts Lessons Page
TedEd can help you build lessons around videos. If you go to this page, there are tons of fabulous videos, not just ted talks but from all over, that you could use to highlight different artists and art styles.
Nasco has developed lesson plans for all levels. Most of these lesson plans are intended to be taught in the classroom, but they could possibly be easily adapted to fit online needs.
- BYU BTSALP
Integrated Visual Art lessons geared towards Elementary grades. The lessons can be downloaded and shared easily. They have standards listed for both Visual Art and the Core subject being integrated. They have easy-to-follow directions with images that could be implemented by a parent.
- Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program
Integrated Visual Art lesson plans geared towards Elementary grades.
- Advancing ARTS Leadership
Visual Art vocabulary, basic drawing skills, and lesson plans for Elementary Visual Art.
- Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
NEHMA's educators have created online learning modules that use art from the museum's collection to guide students through an exploration of Utah's landscapes and wildlife, fulfilling Common Core standards for science, fine arts, and social studies.
- 100 Sketchbook Prompts Your Students Will Love
- Art Ed Guru Drawing Prompts
- The Giant List of Sketchbook Ideas
Online Lesson / Demo
Online Indonesian Pop Art Lesson using Google Drawings
Lesson by: Roger Whiting, Community Arts of Utah
Lesson Introduction (for K-12 Teachers): Pop art is a style of art that began in America with artists such as Andy Warhol who did paintings of things from everyday life such as celebrities and product logos. Watch Tate Museum for Kids Video about Pop Art video. Digital illustration artists in Indonesia took the principles of pop art and created a movement called WPAP - Wedha Pop Art Portraits, popularized by artist Wedha Abdul Rasyid.
Assignment: Choose a photo and trace it using Google Drawings. First, pick a photo. You can use your camera app, if you want to photograph yourself, or you can choose a photo of an animal or a person off the internet. Make sure it is school-appropriate, of course. Right-Click on the photo, and click "Copy". Follow along with the videos below to transform that photo into a colorful assortment of shapes!
Utah State Core Standards:
- Elementary: Standard 6.V.CR.3: Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.
- Secondary: Standard 7–8.V.CR.5: Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.
Webinars & Workshops
- Bridging the Gap: Teaching and Learning Music Online Webinar
Teaching and learning music can thrive through the remarkable tools, resources and people that are engaging in music online.
- MusicFirst Webinar - Teaching Your Music Classes Online
This is a video recording of the webinar titled Teaching Your Music Classes Online presented on Monday, March 16th @ 7pm by Dr. Jim Frankel - Director of MusicFirst.
- How to Sign up for a Free Smartmusic Account
Presentation on Smartmusic an interactive, online program with a full library of mucis for students to access for aid in practicing.
- NAfME Academy: Professional Development Webinars
Online Professional Development for Music Educators by Music Educators
- NAfME Journal Articles
With quiz and clock hours) offered free
- SpyHop Rewired Online Workshops
Weekly, live digital workshops for kids ages 10-19. These classes are your chance to join other kids online with a professional artist mentor to connect, make new friends, and make art. Classes will be offered in film, design, and music.
- Art Shop by Spy Hop
The Spy Hop Art Shop provides on-demand video tutorials for hands-on STEAM based art projects. Professional artist mentors have created easy to follow videos that provide an engaging step-by-step process to make cool stuff!
Resources by Topic
Art History Resources
- Khan Academy
Khan Academy has an INCREDIBLE resource that has the entire AP Art History curriculum (250+ works) online. There is a good combination of videos and articles. Most of the time, the two professors (Beth and Stephen) do a podcast format where they are having a conversation about the artwork and can also provide visuals of the work while they are talking about it.
Beth and Stephen, who run the Khan Academy Art History, also have their own website, Smarthistory. This is very similar to above, but without a format that makes people wonder if they are supposed to be there if they aren’t in AP Art History.
This website has the coolest articles and are spotlighting both contemporary art and art history. You could get lost for hours looking at the amazing artwork being made. I think these articles would be really interesting for students.
- Art Through Time: A Global View
This website talks about art thematically across cultures and time. There is a 25 minute or so video for each theme, and then there are more in-depth dives into specific works of art highlighted in the video. Some themes include “History and Memory,” “Converging Cultures,” “Dreams and Visions,” “The Urban Experience,” “The Natural World.” These videos are great to get people thinking about how art communicates these big thematic ideas in such a universal way.
- The Art Story
This is another awesome website with great overviews of different art historical movements. There are videos, articles, key ideas, quotes, and breakouts for major artists within each movement. Very accessible and well-designed.
- TEDEd Visual Arts Lessons Page
TedEd can help you build lessons (I haven’t done it yet) around videos. If you go to this page, there are tons of fabulous videos, not just ted talks but from all over, that you could use to highlight different artists and art styles.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
If you wanted to focus in on American Art, you can look at these resources by time period chronologically or by theme. Some themes include “Conflict and Adversity,” “Freedom and Social Change,” Heroes and Leaders,” “Humans and the Environment,” “Identity,” “Immigration and Migration,” Industry, Invention, and Progress.” When you click on a theme, there are multiple artworks that you can click on for more information. It gives some context of the art, but there is even an Observe and Interpret Activity.
Contemporary Art Resources
- Art Everyday
A program designed to provide children and families with creative art activities during self-isolation.
- Art 21
Art in the 21st century is a television series on PBS that investigates contemporary artists. There are 9 seasons out so far. Each season has an episode that focuses on a theme. They choose 4 artists that explore that theme and interview them, film them in their studio, setting up exhibits, etc. Each artist segment is around 15 minutes. Preview these videos before you post them. Some deal with more adult content.
This website has the coolest articles and are spotlighting both contemporary art and art history. You could get lost for hours looking at the amazing artwork being made. These articles would be really interesting for students.
- Crafts in America
Craft in America explores the vitality, history and significance of the craft movement in the United States and its impact on our nation's rich cultural heritage.
- Utah Museum of Contemporary Art UMOCA
Daily hands-on Art Everyday projects for your students, lesson plans from past Evenings for Educators events and more.
- UMOCA’s Art Truck
UMOCA created a 360-degree virtual tour of the Art Truck exhibition, including a worksheet with questions and concepts educators can use to guide their students on the tour.
- UMOCA's Lawn Gnomes 2020
If you or any of your students would like to be a part of Lawn Gnomes 2020, all you need to do is make something for your yard, take a photo of it, post it on your social media account with the hashtags #lawngnomes2020 #utahmoca #umoca. We will then highlight the work on our social media platforms and, with your permission add it to our map of artworks.
- Jane Christensen - UMOCA Virtual Tour
- Devin Harclerode - UMOCA Virtual Tour
- Utah Collects - UMOCA Virtual Tour
- The Guerrilla Girls - UMOCA Virtual Tour
- Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) Online Lesson Plans
RDT’s resource guide and free lesson plan repository with more being added each day.
- Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) Online Video Library
RDT’s online digital library showcasing some of the amazing RDT commissions from the past.
- Rire-Woodbury Daily Virtual Creative Movement Classes
Young Movers - 11:00 AM, 15-20 min
This class is for all but is geared towards younger bodies, specifically children.
Adult Class - 5:30 PM, 20-30 min
No experience required free movement, technique, toning, and massage classes from our amazing dancers.
- Ballet West Virtual Learning: I Can Do
An opportunity to experience Ballet West classes for I CAN DO.
- Ballet West Virtual Learning: Student In-theatre program (Featuring Snow White)
Experience our presentation of Snow White along with our online Getting the Pointe workshops, to access in the comfort of your own space.
- Ballet West Virtual Learning: For Children
Experience a presentation of Ballet West for Children- Sleeping Beauty along with online Getting the Pointe workshops, to access in the comfort of your own space.
Hal Leonard guidelines
On using their materials while schools are closed or your performing ensemble cannot meet.
- GIA Publications
Statement on permissions for using their materials in online formats.
- Alfred Music Publications
Can I Use Purchased Alfred Music Publications Digitally for Remote Teaching? Blog article
- Perfect Pitch
The Kennedy Center's Arts Edge created the Perfect Pitch game, with a focus on musical eras, instruments, and orchestral composition.
Record, share, and mix music with your friends.
- Creating Music
An environment for children to experience creative play in the creation of music.
Incredibox is a music app that lets you create your own music with the help of a merry crew of beatboxers.
- Virtual Music Learning
A collection of resources from Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA)
- Jam Zone
Free interactive tutorials, videos and instrumentals that will have you rockin’ on Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, and more in no time.
- School Closure Resources for Teachers
Little Kids Rock resources for school closure.
- NAfME Teaching with Primary Sources Curriculum Units
Helping educators connect to the Library’s digitized archives, and helping teachers learn how to incorporate primary sources into the classroom.
- When You Have to Teach Elementary Music from Home
A collection of resources for Elementary Music teachers.
- Guide to Remote Music Education
List of software/apps you can use to stay connected with your students remotely and encourage progress
- Putting Students into Compositions: Tips for Utilizing SEL in Composition Activities
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a construct being implemented across the globe intended to provide SKILLS to confront challenges by being self-aware, socially-aware, and to make responsible decisions.
- Free Looping and Beat-Making Sites
List of resources for looping and beat-making.
TeachRock is a standards-aligned, arts integration curriculum that uses the history of popular music and culture to help teachers engage students.
- Navigating the Digital Rehearsal
It appears we may be entering a time where we begin to challenge the way we think about large ensemble instruction.
- NAfME Virtual Concert Band plays "The Encore March"
Performed by the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME/Honors) Virtual Concert Band/members of the 2018 All-National Honors Concert Band.
- The “COVID” Survival Choral Doc
- Taking Your Choir Rehearsal Online
- The Chorus Room
- 10 ideas for Choir Directors to Stay Connected During the Pandemic
- High School Choir Online Learning Options: Growing as Musicians
- Resources for Choral Professionals During the Pandemic
- Pick a part and sing along (several YouTube examples; there are MANY more)