Inside: Introducing a free email course for art teachers that will help you beat the most common challenges to teaching art appreciation.
Teaching art appreciation and showing works of art in the classroom is a challenge for most art teachers.
Not enough time.
When students come to art class expecting to ONLY make their own art, how do you convince them that looking at art is fun, interesting, informative, and important?
Not enough knowledge.
What if students ask about something you don’t know the answer to–the artist’s life, the historical context, or how the artwork was made?
Not enough student interest.
What’s worse–the complaining or the blank stares? How do you make students enjoy looking at art when all they do is say they’re bored or that art just isn’t their “thing”?
Not enough support from admins.
Even art teachers are being forced to teach to the test. How can we convince admins that looking at art isn’t just valuable, it’s essential?
Overcoming the barriers that keep us from showing our students works of art is vital to giving them a complete art education. That’s why I’m offering a brand new FREE email course, Beyond the Surface: Teach Students How to Dive Deeper into an Artwork to Make Connections and Meaning starting January 21st.
Teaching Art Appreciation with Beyond the Surface
Flipping the Script: Overcoming the Challenges that Keep You From Showing Art
From Crickets to Connections: What to Say to Get Them to Go Beyond What They See
Curating the Conversation: Helping your Students Get “All-In” on the Art Discussion
Artworks They’ll Relate To: Finding the Right Art for YOUR Students
Enthralling Experiences in Art Interpretation: Get Students Engaged and KEEP Them Engaged
BONUS – Lesson 6
There Just Is Not TIME! Making the Time for Experiences That Students AND Admins Will Remember
Free Professional Development Email Course
Starting on January 21, 2019, Beyond the Surface will help you beat the most common challenges to teaching art appreciation.
As art teachers, we can model and teach the empathy, confidence, and higher level thinking skills that will change lives and transform generations by kindling a love for art – one artwork at a time.
Bridge the gap between art making and art engagement.
Become the curator in your classroom.
Join me and learn how to make the time to get students meaningfully engaged with artworks they will relate to and connect with in a way admins will love.
The feature artwork is Family Portraits at The Phillips Collection (Murphey, Theo, Dad, Mom), 2016, by Garry Pound, used with permission of the artist.