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  • Adventist Resource
    NAD Standards for High School Fine Arts Courses Grade 9-Grade 12
    Download the performance standards for Fine Arts instruction in North American Adventist schools:
    Visual Art
    Music

  • Hotchalks Lesson Plans Page Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Over 4,000 free lesson plans for K-12 teachers in many subjects including: Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, Language Arts, Computers and the Internet, Art, PE, and Health.

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    In the Beginning - DVD and Free Resources Grade 7-Lifelong
    "At the heart of this documentary series is the journey of two college students, Matt and Tiffany, who are given the overwhelming assignment of gathering information about the origins of the universe from a theistic worldview. Taking an RV, they travel...

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    A Contemporary Role for the Campus Art Gallery Tertiary
    The campus art gallery has two main functions: to increase visual literacy by promoting the visual arts and to establish a relationship with the community. The primary audiences are the student body and the surrounding neighborhoods. The college gallery has...

  • Apples 4 the Teacher Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Find free coloring pages and classroom activities for everything from holidays to history. Or use interactive learning games, quizzes, and a worksheet generator for creative arts, foreign languages, language arts, math, science, social studies, and more.

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    Art and Service Learning Go Hand in Hand Tertiary--3
    Discover how La Sierra art students gained valuable experience through diverse community service engagements. Tips and ideas valuable to all levels of Adventist art education.

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    Art Curriculum Framework SPD Grade 5-Grade 12
    An essential curriculum development tool for Christian secondary schools, this downloadable framework outlines the Adventist philosophy, values and principles, and shows teachers how valuing, thinking and other learning skills can be taught from a Christian...

  • Art Daily Grade 9-Grade 12
    The first art newspaper on the net!

  • Art Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Art Education Magazine, published by the National Art Education Association, contains articles, special reports and thematic issues on all aspects of art education. The magazine contains articles on current directions, problems and exemplary approaches in...

  • Art Images for College Teaching Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This is a site dedicated to free exchange of image resources for and among members of the educational community.

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    Art is For Everyone Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article defines art and then shows how it can be taught effectively. Benefits to be gained from the study of art include encouraging self-expression, developing creative thinking, aiding self-discovery, developing visual perception, and developing the...

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    Art: High School Supplement SSD Grade 7-Grade 12
    Adventist teachers' handbooks for integrating faith and values. These are practical guides with a variety of approaches to teaching key values, illustrations and examples. Separate booklets are available for each subject, including: Art, Business, Computer,...

  • Arts and Activities Magazine Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A leading art magazine that has been in print for fifty years, 10 months a year. Read the magazine online free or subscribe for print copy; find ideas for your classroom; point your students to the interactive student pages; and much more. Valuable resource...

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    Arts Attack Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Arts Attack is an entire art curriculum for use in K-8 schools. The DVD (or online) format of this program has been designed to make it easy for the classroom teacher to facilitate a comprehensive, developmental and sequential program based on the principles...

  • ArtsEdge Kindergarten-Grade 12
    ArtsEdge supports the place of arts education at the center of the curriculum through the creative and appropriate uses of technology. ArtsEdge helps educators to teach in, through and about the arts. It includes a library of planning, research and contact...

  • Artsource Grade 9-Lifelong
    Networked resources on Art and Architecture. The content is diverse and includes pointers to resources around the net as well as original materials submitted by librarians, artists, and art historians.

  • British Museum Ancient Egypt Tour Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Take an online tour of the British Museum's display of ancient Egyptian artifacts: Egyptian life, geography, mummification, pharaohs, pyramids, temples, time, trades, writing. Well organized information, excellent student activities and questions, teacher...

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    Bulletin Board Idea - Christmas Kindergarten-Grade 2
    Photo of bulletin board idea that young students can create as an art project.

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    Bulletin Board Idea - Northern Lights Marker Art Kindergarten-Grade 2
    This photo shows an idea for an art project, where students use markers to capture their perceptions of the northern lights.

  • Caldecott Medal Award Winners Preschool-Grade 5
    A list of all the Caldecott Medal Award Winners from 1938-present. Caldecotts are awarded annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

  • Clipart.com Grade 9-Lifelong
    Over 10 million royalty-free images in 25 categories including Animals, Cartoons, Food, People, Sports, and much, much more! Weekly, monthly, and yearly subscriptions available.

  • Color Matters Grade 7-Lifelong
    Interesting information on color. Includes sections on Color Symbolism, Color and Design, Color and Marketing, Color and the Body, Color and Vision, Color and Science, and Fun Color Matters.

  • Crayola for Educators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Varied and creative art lessons from Crayola. They are searchable by subject tie-in, media, and time. Other sites available for parents, and coloring pages for children.

  • Adventist Resource
    Create - Teacher Bulletin Volume 1 Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This collection of creative projects will lead you in "finding the sublime in the ordinary." Activities include shadow casting, pasta art, and sign design.

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    Creation Magazine Photo Contest Grade 5-Grade 10
    Have your students photographing what they have learned about God through nature. Creation magazine includes a youth photo contest in each issue.

  • Davis Publications, Inc. Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Davis Publications has many resources for the art teacher. Online links to order textbooks, reference books, SchoolArts magazine for teachers, and art slides for the teacher to use.

  • Detroit Institute of Arts Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Explore the Detroit Institute of Arts' digitized collections of American Art; European Art; African, Oceania, and the Indigenous Americas; the Arts of Asia and the Islamic World; Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; General Motors Center for African American...

  • Dick Blick Art Supplies Preschool-Grade 12
    Dick Blick is a comprehensive art materials supplier. Find adhesives, airbrushes, audiovisual equipment, media, brushes, canvas & other surfaces, ceramics, cleaning and craft supplies, cutting tools, drawing and illustration materials, easels, educational...

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    Discipline-Based Art Education - A Fresh Approach to Teaching Art Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Learn what discipline-based art education is and why it is a good idea in Adventist education. "DBAE not only helps beginning art students to develop a more focused way of art production, but also enables them to appreciate art criticism, history, and...

  • Eduweb Kindergarten-Lifelong
    These excellent online interactive learning adventures for students K-16 include games and simulations organized by subject, grade, or client.

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    Elfred Lee - Dialogue With an Adventist Artist in Mexico Grade 10-Lifelong
    "Lee's art stands out for its beauty and serenity. He has chosen to portray the uplifting feeling of peace and joy that characterize the Christian life."

  • Enchanted Learning Kindergarten-Grade 5
    A wealth of lesson ideas, kids' pages, games, maps, coloring pages of animals (very specific, with facts accompanying each), and more. Many resources are free. With $20 annual membership, access 20,000 more elementary resources in the following sections:
    Biology:...

  • Adventist Resource
    Fine Arts Portfolio Checklist Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A sample checklist for grading fine arts portfolios. This table accompanies the Oct/Nov 2008 Journal of Adventist Education article, "Fine-Arts Education in North American Division Secondary Schools" (Vol 71:1, pp.28-32).

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    Fine-Arts Education in North American Division Secondary Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How strong is the fine-arts program in the North American Division? Are the courses offered in Adventist academies adequate to prepare students to pursue a college major and seek a career in the fine arts? The author shares results from research across NAD...

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    Fractals and Art Grade 1-Grade 2
    In this 1st and 2nd grade art class students will learn about fractal art and how God can be seen through patterns and designs in nature.

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    Francisco Badilla Briones - Dialogue with a Chilean Seventh-day Adventist artist and aesthetic philosopher Grade 10-Lifelong
    Francisco Badilla Briones is a Chilean painter whose art concretizes the gospel message in an aesthetically contemporary language.

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    Fun and Easy Art Lessons for the Lower Grades Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention Kids’ art presentation explores easy and fun ways to teach art to children, even if you don’t think you are artistic! Learn how to incorporate these easy art lessons into your curriculum with very little teacher...

  • Getty Museum Grade 9-Lifelong
    The J. Paul Getty Trust is a private operating foundation dedicated to the visual arts and the humanities. Through its Museum and work in conservation, education, research, information technology, and grant-making, the Getty provides opportunities for people...

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    GoodSalt Inspirational Art & Photography Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Good Salt is a stock illustration company showcasing the best in inspirational art and Inspirational photography. A searchable database offers CDs for church Powerpoint use, custom giclee prints, fine art, and church banners.

  • Highlights Grade 1-Grade 6
    Highlights is dedicated to helping children grow in basic skills and knowledge, in creativeness, in ability to think and reason, in sensitivity to others, in high ideals and worthy ways of living. Highlights publishes two magazines: Highlights Five for ages...

  • Christian Resource
    How Great Thou Art Kindergarten-Grade 10
    An art curriculum from a Christian perspective covering the fundamentals of drawing, painting, color theory, and art appreciation. Print out sample lessons, visit the online art gallery, or order supplies such as videos, art journals, music, and much more.

  • Incredible Art Department Grade 6-Lifelong
    Link to lesson plans, art rubrics-file, art careers, resources, art-math science, art-technology, heroes project, architecture, African-American, sculpture, photography, and more art education resources.

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    Integrating the Arts Into the Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "If teachers redefine art as the cultural arts, they will become more sensitive to how the arts play out in their own culture. Seen in this way, art becomes a way of living that nurtures creativity, artistic skill, and attitude.... By teaching visual...

  • Internet 4 Classrooms Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Internet4Classrooms helps teachers link to specific subject areas or areas of interest to K-12 teachers, including standardized testing practice links and links to current standards for each subject.

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    Jordi Baget - Dialogue with an Adventist Painter from Spain Grade 10-Lifelong
    Baget discusses how he became a painter and also how he paints. He talks about what gives him the greatest satisfaction in his work and how being a Christian has affected his life as an artist.

  • JumpStart Series Preschool-Grade 2
    Students learn to navigate through a schoolhouse full of interactive educational songs, puzzles, and games with a friendly host. Free membership required to play. Paid membership required for more options.

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    Kevin's Airplanes - Tips on Running a Fine Arts Festival Grade 7-Grade 12
    Do you have a venue by which Kevin's airplane building skills and Kathy's artistic abilities can be challenged and appreciated? Learn how Ontario Conference sponsored a Fine Arts Festival to challenge children who are artistically inclined. Includes clear...

  • Kids.gov Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "Kids.gov is a site where kids can create, share, learn and have fun! We have pulled together great resources from across [United States] government that offer information that can help with anything from homework assignments to class projects, group...

  • Leonardo DaVinci Homepage Grade 4-Grade 8
    Interactive website for students dealing with the life and works of Leonardo DaVinci. There are content pages, interactive elements, and hands-on activities. Lesson plans invite students to explore DaVinci's world and creations and then try some of their own....

  • Library of Congress Grade 5-Lifelong
    Library of Congress website has an almost infinite amount of information to peruse and use. General fields of information include copyright office, American Memory (America's story in words, sounds and pictures), online exhibitions, and much more.

  • Link to Learning - Ontario Curriculum Links Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Linking you to websites supporting the Ontario curriculum, by subject area: language, mathematics, the arts, science and technology, social studies, history and geography, health and physical education. Special sections included for kindergarten, teacher advisory...

  • Louvre: WebMuseum Famous Paintings Grade 5-Grade 12
    Here is a site that has almost every famous painter imaginable with their best works of art. If you choose to search by artist, you can even read a brief biography of their life.

  • Mark Harden's Artchive Grade 9-Lifelong
    Online collection of artwork in galleries as well as art news, art criticism and theory. The gallery is easily searchable.

  • MOWA: Museum of Web Art Resource List Grade 4-Lifelong
    Helpful list of art news sources, art supplies, art sites, art awards, hardware/software for art, art education etc.

  • Adventist Resource
    NAD Music & Visual Arts Curriculum Guide 9-12 Grade 9-Grade 12
    The NAD music & visual arts curriculum guide for Grades 9-12 includes a philosophy statement, rational, correlation to Journey to Excellence, and essential elements and recommended resources for music curriculum and appreciation, as well as the visual...

  • Nasco Online Catalogs Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "Nasco has over 20 different catalogs offering over 96,000 unique items to meet the needs of teachers in 16 different educational subject areas."

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    Nathan Greene - Adventist Artist Resources Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This is the homepage of Adventist artist Nathan Greene. You can order his paintings, as well as postcards of his paintings.

  • National Art Education Association (NAEA) Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The NAEA is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. Members include elementary, middle and high school art teachers, college and university professors and researchers, administrators and supervisors, museum educators...

  • National Gallery of Art Grade 9-Lifelong
    The Gallery's extensive collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and works on paper spans over 600 years of history from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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    PET 08-12: Christmas Season Links Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Download Vaughn Jennings' December 2008 newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition features 15 links to crafts, fun and facts, volunteer ideas, activities, worksheets, lessons, music, worship skits and stories for the Christmas season,...

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    Rafael Falco Guell - Dialogue with an Adventist Painter in Spain Grade 11-Lifelong
    Guell discusses his career as a painter, how he started out and what influences his work.

  • Sax Arts and Crafts Preschool-Grade 12
    Find all the art supplies you need for Painting, Drawing Ceramics, Sculpture, Printmaking, Jewelry Making, Mosaics, Stained Glass, Crafts, and Art Resources here.

  • School Arts Magazine Kindergarten-Grade 12
    School Arts is the magazine for art teachers K-12, published 9 months a year.

  • Seattle Art Museum Grade 5-Lifelong
    Visit Seattle's Art Museum online to find information about exhibitions, and their collections: ancient art, Native American art, art of Oceania and Africa, Asian art, European painting, sculpture and prints, decorative arts of Europe and America and more.

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    Shadow Casting Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Three shadow casting art projects.

  • Smithsonian Institution Grade 7-Lifelong
    Share the wealth of the Smithsonian Institution, an amazing array of collections, offering a variety of museums and online exhibits, all at a click from this webpage. The Smithsonian collects art, artifacts, documents, and treasures, many of which are available...

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    Social Studies and Art Ideas for Grade 6 Grade 5-Grade 6
    Looking for creative ideas for active social studies lessons? Peruse 10 themed photo albums with photo captions that provide teaching ideas. Ruth Murdoch Elementary 6th graders work is organized under album titles: guitar making, colonial days, Oregon trail,...

  • Tammy Yee's Origami Grade 3-Lifelong
    Paper folding crafts with printable patterns and clear colorful instructions downloadable from this excellent Hawaiian site. Links to other crafts, puppetry with origami animals, information about Hawai and more in clean, child-friendly and easy-to-navigate...

  • Teacher Vision Preschool-Grade 12
    Over 20,000 pages of classroom-ready lesson plans, printables, and resources organized by grades, subjects, and themes. Themes include major USA holidays, visual and performing arts, mathematics, science, seasons, health and physical education, reading and...

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    The Fine Art of Darrel Tank Preschool-Lifelong
    Darrel Tank is a well-loved Adventist illustrator and artist, known especially for his portrayals of Jesus. His copyrighted artwork is available for use in presentations, such as Powerpoint, for free with the copyright notice clearly posted. Also available...

  • The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library Grade 9-Lifelong
    The home page of the Frick Art Reference Library. This Library is one of the world's great repositories for the documentation and visual study of Western Art and serves as the research arm of The Frick Collection.

  • The Morgan Library & Museum Grade 9-Grade 12
    The Morgan Library & Museum – formerly the Pierpont Morgan Library – is a museum and research library located in New York City. Its online exhibits include collections of illustrated/illuminated books and manuscripts.

  • The World's Women On-Line Grade 7-Lifelong
    Exhibition space for women artists from many cultures.

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    Training up a Child in the Right Way - Stewardship for Adventist Students Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Stewardship includes use of body, abilities, time, material possessions and the world. This article includes two pages of sample activities grouped by subject area.

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    Using a Cross-Over Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Teaching communication through art, music, and language arts. "When schools face lower enrollments and shrinking budgets, music and art classes are often eliminated, or included only when volunteer teachers are available as time and budget permits....Teachers...

  • Using Art to Teach Reading & Writing Grade 1-Grade 12
    "Art is a part of language, an extension of language which adds to and does not take away from language. Many highly successful schools are now developing programs which use all forms of arts to enhance the learning processes. With such a powerful tool...

  • Watch Know Learn- Educational Video Source Preschool-Grade 12
    "WatchKnowLearn has indexed over 33,000+ educational videos, placing them into a directory of over 3,000 categories. The free videos are available to teachers in the classroom and to students at home 24/7. Users can dive into our innovative directory...

  • Web Exhibits - An Interactive Museum Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Fascinating quality online interactive learning exhibits, including: Calendars through the Ages, Daylight Saving Time, Color Vision & Art, Bellini's Feast of the Gods, Causes of Color, Pigments through the Ages, Poetry through the Ages, Van Gogh's Letters,...

  • Web Gallery of Art Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 17,300 reproductions. Commentaries on pictures, biographies of artists...

  • What is a Print? Grade 5-Grade 12
    This website gives interactive descriptions about printing. It describes wood and screen printing, lithography, and etching.

  • World Wide Arts Resources Grade 1-Lifelong
    Your First Stop for Arts Online! This interactive arts gateway will give you access to artists, museums, galleries, high quality art, art history, arts education, antiques, performing arts, classified ads, resume postings, arts chats, arts forums and much...