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

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

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

Thursday, October 6, 2022 Docent Meeting - Fra Angelico, 10:00 a.m. on Zoom
Mon.-Thurs., Oct. 17-20, 2022 Presentation Week - Fra Angelico, day and time TBA
Thursday, November 10, 2022 Docent Meeting - Grandma Moses, 10:00 a.m.
Mon.-Fri., Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2022 Presentation Week - Grandma Moses, day and time TBA
Thursday, January 12, 2023 Docent Meeting - Vincent van Gogh, 10:00 a.m.
Mon.-Fri., Jan. 23-27, 2023 Presentation Week - van Gogh, day and time TBA
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 Docent Meeting - Romare Bearden, 10:00 a.m.
Wed.-Fri., Feb. 22-24, 2023 Presentation Week - Bearden, day and time TBA
Thursday, March 9, 2023 Docent Meeting - El Greco, 10:00 a.m.
Mon.-Fri., Mar. 20-24, 2023 Presentation Week - El Greco, day and time TBA
 Thursday, April 6, 2023 Docent Meeting - Georgia O'Keeffe, 10:00 a.m.
 Mon.-Fri., May 1-5, 2023 Presentation Week - O'Keeffe, day and time TBA