Cultivate Social Imagination through the Arts

Art and lessons for teaching
art appreciation, visual literacy, and creativity across the curriculum

See Again for the First Time

ELA Connect lesson plans unpack landmark works of art, teach close reading skills, and build cross curricular connections (click images to link)

Forensic Fridays depict ripped-from-the-headlines crime scenes in the folk art tradition by the Medical Examiner who investigated them

Medium a Month showcases explore how contemporary artists transform common materials into unique works of art

Literary signposts can help students "read" a work of art?

Notice & Note shows you how
  • Art and Lessons Blog

    Explore art from everyday objects, crime scene paintings, and lessons for teaching visual literacy and cross-curricular concepts.

  • Art for Social Imagination

    Experience environmental installations, sculptures, and photographs that raise awareness, build community, and explore solutions.

  • Teaching Opportunities

    Meander through 16 galleries full of teaching ideas and lessons for cultivating social imagination and personal creativity.

  • Collaboration & Dialogue

    Create new and better meanings through dialogue. Use the comments boxes and the social media links to share your thoughts.

  • Art is Not Made in a Vacuum

    Find links to the artists, educators, and activists who have influenced my thinking and could influence yours.

  • Arts Advocacy

    Study research-based publications that offer background information and talking points to advance the arts integration flag.

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