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

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

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

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

Hokusai Resources:

The Floating World of Ukiyo-e Exhibition of the Library of Congress Website
Other Hokusai 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

Friday, September 28, 2018 Docent Meeting - Aztecs, 11:30-12:30
Tues.-Fri., Oct. 9-12, 2018 Presentation Week - Aztecs, day and time TBA
Friday, October 26, 2018 Docent Meeting - El Greco, 11:30-12:30
Mon.-Fri., Nov. 5-9, 2018 Presentation Week - El Greco, day and time TBA
Friday, November 30, 2018 Docent Meeting - Valazquez, 11:30-12:30
Mon.-Fri., Jan. 14-18, 2019 Presentation Week - Valazquez, day and time TBA
Friday, January 25, 2019 Docent Meeting - Picasso, 11:30-12:30
Mon.-Fri., Feb. 4-8, 2019 Presentation Week - Picasso, day and time TBA
Friday, February 22, 2019 Docent Meeting - Dali, 11:30-12:30
Mon.-Fri., Mar. 4-8, 2019 Presentation Week - Dali, day and time TBA
 Friday, March 22, 2019 Docent Meeting - Rivera, 11:30-12:30
 Mon.-Fri., Apr. 8-12, 2019 Presentation Week - Rivera, day and time TBA