Art Class Curator is leading an art education revolution! We are crafting a new teaching culture that ignites curiosity and fosters a delight for art by connecting students with diverse artworks from across time and cultures. Using accessible new approaches, we enable teachers to increase their confidence and impact by introducing innovative art engagement activities and strategies into their classroom.
We believe art education is vital and creativity is an essential component of our humanity. Students of all ages and backgrounds learn about themselves, their peers, and the world by being immersed in an art curriculum that enhances higher level thinking, focus, visual literacy, curiosity, empathy, respect, and personal growth by concentrating on the spark that comes from a visceral connection with artworks. We are empowering teachers across the globe to bridge the gap between art making and art engagement, kindling a passion for art that will transform generations.
Art Class Curator is leading an art education revolution by empowering teachers with the resources and training they need to elevate their craft and embrace the joy of connecting with art and their students. We are dedicated to creating deep, meaningful learning experiences for teachers and students that expand emotional intelligence using diverse artworks from across time and cultures that prepare students for an interconnected world in need of creative thinkers.
Our goal is for every student in the United States to have a meaningful personal connection to a work of art by the time they become an adult.
We love art and believe in its power to change the world. Art inspires us to be our best selves individually and as a team—connecting with others across boundaries and empowering teachers and students to connect with art, each other, and their communities to create a better world for all.
Diversity & Open-Mindedness—Art is as universal as its artists are unique. We believe our lives, our team, and our community are better when we listen and raise voices and opinions from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the programs we create and the team we build.
Joy & Delight—Paint fades. Pencils break. Life is short. We believe in spending the time we have immersed in joy and delight—personally, professionally, and all the moments in between. We’ve seen the power of joy and delight as a spark for deeper learning in the classroom, and we know the importance of keeping that spark lit throughout our lives. We’re committed to creating a workplace culture that is positive, fulfilling, and bright with joy and delight.
Connection & Authenticity—Connecting with an artwork can change the course of a life. Connecting with people is the core meaning of life’s journey. We’re committed to being honest and real with one another. Each of us will stumble and fail. We feel those losses as a team, so that we can all learn, grow, and rise together.
Passion & Spirit—Most of humanity’s best artworks are born from a deep well of emotion. Our passion for art, our team, and our community enlivens our spirit, fuels our best ideas, and keeps us going when we fail. When we’re tapped into our passion, others are inspired by our spirit. We are committed to keeping that passion alive on our team, so we can empower our community to be the best at what they do—teaching and nurturing students while igniting a love for art that will transform generations.
Published May 7, 2020