Art Literacy

Art Literacy Resources

General Resources:

Visual Thinking Strategies and the Common Core Video (10:14)
Introduction to VTS Video (6:47)
Philip Yenawine Conducts a VTS Training
10 Fun Kinesthetic Activities To Do With Art
82 Questions to Ask About a Work of Art
Charlotte Mason Picture Study Demonstration (8:36)
The Art of Education article about teaching culture with integrity

Other Resources on Google Drive

Alexander Calder Resources:

Calder Foundation Website
Tate Kids - Who is Alexander Calder?
YouTube - Calder Performs His Circus (10:02)

Other Resources on Google Drive

Claude Monet Resources:

Getting to Know Claude Monet Video
Tate Kids - Claude Monet
Claude Monet Website
Daily Art Magazine article - Monet Caricatures

Other Resources on Google Drive

Clementine Hunter Resources:

Clementine Hunter Biography, National Museum of Women in the Art Website
The Inspiring Story of Clementine Hunter from Google Arts & Culture
Clementine Hunter episode on Louisiana Public Broadcasting (13.30)
Read Aloud Video of Art from her Heart picture book
Art Activity - Clementine Hunter Zinnias

Other Resources on Google Drive

Ezra Jack Keats Resources:

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Website
The Snowy Day Activity - Deep Space Sparkle
The Snowy Day Activity Activity - Primary Theme Park
6 Easy Paper Marbling Techniques

Other Resources on Google Drive

Hokusai Resources:

The Floating World of Ukiyo-e Exhibition of the Library of Congress Website
Artelino Article on Hokusai
National Endowment for the Humanities Lesson Plan-Hokusai

Other Hokusai Resources on Google Drive

Giotto Resources:

Web Museum: Giotto Biography
Web Gallery of Art: Giotto Biography
Homemade Egg Tempera
Smart History of Art You Tube Videos on Giotto Works
Art with Mati and Dada: Video for Kids

Other Resources on Google Drive

Georgia O'Keeffe Resources:

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Learning Activities and Coloring Sheets

Other Resources on Google Drive

El Greco Resources:

Met Kids El Greco Activities

Other Resources on Google Drive

Romare Bearden Resources:

Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey - Wallach Art Gallery Exhibition Tour

Other Resources on Google Drive

Van Gogh Resources:

Van Gogh Museum - Van Gogh for Children Page
Daily Art Magazine - The Mystery of Vincent's Death
Van Gogh Museum - Frequently Asked Questions

Other Resources on Google Drive

Fra Angelico Resources:

Fra Angelico's Adoration of the Magi at NGA

Other Resources on Google Drive

Grandma Moses Resources:

Grandma Moses at the Bennington Museum
Grandma Moses at (includes coloring sheets)
Painting in the style of Grandma Moses
Foreground, middleground, background excercise (pdf template in Google drive)

Other Resources on Google Drive

El Greco Resources:

National Gallery of Art Video: El Greco, An Artist's Odyssey
Biography from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Website
Drawing like El Greco Activity from Layers of Learning
"Drawing Tall People" from Lesson This
Landscape Activity from MetKids

Other Resources on Google Drive

Georgia O'Keeffe Resources:

About Georgia O'Keeffe - O'Keeffe Museum Website
Georgia O'Keeffe a Life in Art - O'Keeffe Museum Documentary
Houses of My Own - O'Keeffe Museum Documentary

Other Resources on Google Drive

Faith Ringgold Resources:

Faith Ringgold Website (includes videos, music and biography)

Other Resources on Google Drive

Mary Cassatt Resources:

The Boating Party Video - National Gallery of Art

Other Resources on Google Drive

Beatrix Potter Resources:

Victoria & Albert Museum Website Beatrix Potter Biography "Rabbit in the Garden!" Activity
EDSITEment Lesson Plan - Beatrix Potter's Naughty Animals

Other Resources on Google Drive

Rivera Resources:

PBS American Masters: Diego Rivera
PBS Culture Shock: Man at the Crossroads
Kid World Citizen Collaborative Mural Project
Olga's Gallery Diego Rivera Biography

Other Resources on Google Drive

Dali Resources:

Salvador Dali Museum Website - Biography Page
Dali Museum St. Petersburg, Florida Website
10 Salvador Dali Art Projects for Kids

Other Dali Resources on Google Drive

Picasso Resources:

10 Amazing Facts about Pablo Picasso (8:45)
Las Meninas at del Museu Picasso de Barcelona

Other Resources on Google Drive

Velazquez Resources:

The Prado Exhibit: Velazquez and the Golden Age
Art Smarts 4 Kids: Diego Velazquez article on Las Meninas
Diego Velazquez - National Gallery Documentary
Prado video: The Exhibition "Velazquez and the Family of Phillip IV"
TEDed Video: La Meninas

Other Resources on Google Drive

Aztecs Resources:

Art and Culture of the Aztecs at
Explore Aztec Writing at
Explore Aztec Mythology at the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
Aztec Empire Lesson Plans
Aztec Sun God Activity
YouTube Video - Aztec Codices Lesson
YouTube Video - Aztec Mosaic Paper Mask
YouTube Video - Another Aztec Mosaic Paper Mask Lesson

Other Aztec Resources on Google Drive


Michelangelo Resources:

An Introduction to The Art of Fresco
Michelangelo: Paintings, Sculptures, Biography
10 Magnificent Michelangelo Activities for Kids
"Ouch, My Neck! Ouch, My Back"
Madi and Dada Meet Michelangelo

Other Michelangelo Resources on Google Drive

Jacob Lawrence Resources:

Videos, Information, and Images of the Jacob Lawrence Migration Series
"Jacob Lawrence Painted Stories" activity from
Jacob Lawrence Resources from The Whitney
"Decoding Jacob Lawrence" activity from The Art of Education

Other Jacob Lawrence Resources on Google Drive

NW Coastal Native American Art Resources:

Discovery Education Video about Native Americans of the Pacific NW

Other NW Coastal Indian Art Resources on Google Drive

Aboriginal Art of Australia Resources:
Aboriginal Art lesson plan, including video

Other Australian Aboriginal Art Resources on Google Drive

Prehistoric Art Resources:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Introduction to Prehistoric Art
The Kahn Academy, Introduction to Paleolithic Art
Cave Painting Activity
Another Cave Painting ActivityYet another Cave Painting Activity

Other Prehistoric Art Resources on Google Drive

Art Literacy Events Summary

Thursday, October 12, 2023 Docent Meeting - Giotto, 11:00 a.m. on Zoom
Mon.-Thurs., Oct. 23-27, 2023 Presentation Week - Giotto, day and time TBA
Thursday, November 9, 2023 Docent Meeting - Japanese Woodblock Prints - Hokusai, 11:00 a.m.
Mon.-Fri., Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2023 Presentation Week - Japanese Woodblock Prints - Hokusai, day and time TBA
Thursday, January 11, 2024 Docent Meeting - Ezra Jack Keats, 11:00 a.m.
Mon.-Fri., Jan. 22-26, 2024 Presentation Week - Ezra Jack Keats, day and time TBA
Thursday, February 8, 2024 Docent Meeting - Clementine Hunter, 11:00 a.m.
Wed.-Fri., Feb. 26-Mar. 1, 2024 Presentation Week - Clementine Hunter, day and time TBA
Thursday, March 14, 2024 Docent Meeting - Claude Monet, 11:00 a.m.
Mon.-Fri., Mar. 25-29, 2024 Presentation Week - Claude Monet, day and time TBA
 Thursday, April 11, 2024 Docent Meeting - Alexander Calder, 11:00 a.m.
 Mon.-Fri., April 22-26, 2024 Presentation Week - Alexander Calder, day and time TBA