Help Infuse your District's Art Classrooms with Creative Connections to Works of Art
Art Class Curator's teacher programs will help your teachers...
Minds-On Art Learning The lessons in The Curated Connections Library are anti-lecture and designed for students to formulate the knowledge for themselves rather than regurgitate lists of facts. Activities include categorization, creative writing, kinesthetic activities, discussion prompts, group work, storytelling, and more.
Teacher Resource Vault The Curated Connectios Library is a comprehensive collection of lessons, PowerPoints, worksheets, assessments, and other materials for creatively teaching art history and art appreciation. Topics include: aesthetics, art criticism, art museums, elements and principles of art, cultural art, and art history.
The Curated Connections Library includes a monthly Artwork of the Week bundle which includes everything needed to lead a weekly art discussion including a PowerPoint and a lesson plan with discussion questions, activity suggestions, project extensions, and resources.
For a current catalog of materials, please visit artclasscurator.com/catalog. Materials are all digital, editable, and downloadable for teacher use.
On-Demand Online Trainings The Curated Connections Library includes over 15 hours of online training dedicated to showing teachers how to engage their students with works of art. Topics include: How to Talk About Art with Kids, Compare and Contrast, Critical Lenses, How to Teach Art History, How to Teach Aesthetics, Inventive Activities to Interpret Art, and more.
Online Community and Mentoring Teacher members get regular support from Art Class Curator and its community of art teachers through a private Facebook group as well as regular Q&A sessions and online trainings.
"I just wanted to thank you for the invaluable resource you have through Art Class Curator. Not only do you have thought provoking activities and discussion prompts, but it saves me so much time in preparing things for myself! In fact, I'm using the Aesthetics PPT tomorrow with one of my middle school classes and I can't wait for some of the answers they come up with. And really, I feel like I've only scratched the surface with your site as there's still so much more there for me to look through. Thank you so much for your service. I'm so glad to have found you and your site! I think you've done such an amazing job with it."
"I absolutely love this resource. It ties into campus literacy initiatives while remaining authentically meaningful."
"Interestingly, my lower performing classes really get engaged in these [lessons] and come away with some profound thoughts!"
"I have enjoyed being a part of your group. It's so much more than i would have thought when I signed up. I've been a part of a couple other teaching sites that faded after a good start, but I'm so excited with YOUR enthusiasm and your breadth of knowledge. AND that you gear a lot of your lessons to middle school. I feel like I'm able to do more and stay more well-rounded in my presentations than I have been in the past."
"The materials are high quality, and students LOVED this lesson [Classical Sculpture lesson] -- I was amazed at what they were able to do together. I highly recommend you find an excuse to purchase this and use it with your students -- I can't wait to use it again next year! Thank you for your thoughtfulness in putting this together -- I didn't need to edit anything!" (from Teachers Pay Teachers)
Trivium Charter School Teacher
Cindy Ingram has the awkward habit of crying in front of artworks, and she wants the rest of the world to do it too. This noble quest has culminated in the creation of Art Class Curator, where she shares how to creatively teach art appreciation and art history in a way that will spark a lifelong love of art.
Cindy Ingram has more than fifteen years of experience in schools, museums, and non-profit organizations. She has an MA in Art Education and a BA in Art History. She had the honor of being a Marcus Fellow, a fellowship dedicated to arts leadership from the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts. She has given presentations at numerous educator conferences and universities, and her work has been published in the journal Art Education. In addition to working in museums and teacher professional development, Cindy has had the privilege of teaching art in the classroom to all grades--elementary to college.
To date, she has not yet made any of her students cry (knowingly), but there is still time.
$399 per year per teacher
The Art Appreciation Master Class 8-Hour Workshop
Need a jump-start? Schedule a live, intensive workshop for your teachers to study creative ways to engage their students with works of art–from discussion to writing to creative learning activities. In addition to practicing, modeling, and discussing the techniques, teachers will also have a chance to work with their colleagues to come up with your own learning activities using the strategies from the workshop.
* This is a flat fee that includes travel expenses in the contiguous United States. For an international or DFW local quote, please contact us.
Combine your workshop with memberships to The Curated Connections Libraryand save $250 off your workshop price for every 10 memberships purchased.