I put together a list of resources to share with the teachers I work with and wanted to share it more widely. In this time of working from home and learning at home, here are some links to help kids and parents keep making and learning about art.
- P.S. Arts’ resources: https://www.psarts.org/resources/The top link to “COVID-19 News and Resources” includes links for at-home learning as well as other resources.
- The Kennedy Center’s Classroom Resources: https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/resources-for-educators/classroom-resources/
- Cassie Stephens is an elementary art teacher who shares lessons via blog and video. The videos are easy to follow, entertaining, and could be used as a lesson – parents just need to have/get art supplies (many lessons use basic supplies). https://cassiestephens.blogspot.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdEo82iK2lzwMqCxBuQmmrQ
- Google Arts & Culture virtual museum tours: https://artsandculture.google.com/project/streetviews
- The Getty Resources for Students: https://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/student_resources/
- National Gallery of Art’s Kid Zone: https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html
- Incredible Art Department art lessons: https://www.incredibleart.org/lessons/
- Art with Mati & Dada on youtube for fun art history videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR2NlUr0yPuqRxZN_7ItHog
My other advice for parents would be to let kids get a little bored and then let them discover what they can do with what they have at home. I use recycled materials in the classroom a lot (so much cardboard!!) and am always impressed by the range of ideas students have about what a material can become and how they solve creative problems with what they have available.
If you have other resources to add here, please contact me and I’ll add it to the list!