Join other elementary art teachers who have attended this recommended art
Art for the Elementary Teacher gives
practical tips, lesson plans, and resources that make it easier to
achieve your goals.
Recommendations from past participants:
I have broadened my perspective on teaching, and
gotten a lot of ideas on how to reach children. I would recommend the course to
my coworkers. It would be good for further professional development.
It has been great to share ideas with others and gain new information that I
can use in my art classes. The websites are extremely helpful, and I am
glad to add those to my resources. I am looking forward to using the
format for looking at a work of art to encourage my students to really
look at a work of art in a whole new way. There are many questions to
choose from that will provide prompts for students when writing about
I like the ideas for integrating art with other content areas. This
appeals to a variety of learning styles and strengthens skills students
can use across the curriculum and throughout their lives. I plan to use
the resources from this workshop to incorporate more lessons that
connect to other subjects.
I've enjoyed making some of the projects and will be able to use those
as examples when I teach the lessons.
I am especially excited about the ideas for planning a year of art. I
like the thought of planning the whole year and knowing what objectives
the students will be working toward. This will help when I order
supplies and will help me coordinate the lessons with the different
I have thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and would definitely recommend it
to others. Thank you very much for this opportunity.
I would recommend this course to classroom teachers, since they so often
have the opportunity to add some hands on learning to the lesson.
I would also recommend this class to art teachers as a review.
Whether you are an experienced art teacher or have no prior art
experience, this workshop is for you. No prior art experience is
necessary. This is a workshop for public, private, and homeschool
teachers-or anyone who works with children's groups and need art projects ideas
This 4 week workshop is entirely online and
facilitated by an experienced art professor.
The workshop will cover:
Art Lessons for Incorporating Art into Math, Science, and Reading
The Museum as Educator
Art Links that You Need to Know About
Bringing Art History into the Classroom
How to-Hands on Art Projects
Addressing Art Standards
Tips for Teaching Art to Children!
The fee for the non-credit workshop
Those who finish the class will receive an attractive Thank You for
Participation Certificate (No CEUs award for this non-credit 12 hour workshop.
Contact your district for information regarding professional growth credits etc.
Valerie Colston, M.A. is the developer and
presenter of the
She has been teaching art and art history classes for
several years in San Diego, California and
Her award winning
Art Teacher on the Net is visited by
teachers around the world.
was among the paid art
project consultants for the Wyland Foundation Oceans Teacher program.
She teaches 100 Art Ideas for Teachers at the University of
California, San Diego Extension.
Professor Colston is the author of 200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art
Skills, Barrons Educational Series. 2008 and Teens
Go Green! Libraries Unlimited. 2012