Great places to steal ideas from!

The raddest, rockingest art teacher in the Southland! Cassie Stephens teaches elementary art classes with all the energy and theatricality of a broadway diva.Her blog and other social media is full of wonderful tips and motivation!

https://cassiestephens.blogspot.com/

You can also find Cassie on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

A robust online resource that covers curriculum, classroom strategies, advocacy, and more. Free!

https://theartofeducation.edu/

You can also find The Art of Ed on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.

Geared for a wide variety of age and skill levels, they offer hundreds of Lesson Plans designed to meet the National Standards for Visual Art Education and bring the value of creativity to any teaching experience.

All original. All free.

https://www.dickblick.com/lesson-plans/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzfqJwdba5AIVzcDACh0C3wsWEAAYASABEgL_TPD_BwE

Deep Space Sparkle is committed to the idea that “you don’t have to be a master artist to teach kids art.” Some free and some paid content.

https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/

Deep Space Sparkle can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest.

Another robust online resource with art demos, techniques and tips, and free art ebooks.

https://www.artistsnetwork.com/

Artists Network can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.

This site features interior tours of seventeen world famous art museums and offers an option to create your own art gallery while visiting each museum. You can also see the artworks in greater detail and gain more information about the art and artist.

https://artsandculture.google.com/

Here you will find free art lessons, news, art resources, art careers, schools, and help for new art teachers.

https://www.incredibleart.org/

For educators at Crayola.com offers free lesson plans, creative activities, and professional development resources.

https://www.crayola.com/for-educators.aspx

Wonderful free lesson plans organized by subject, medium, process, style, artist, culture, and more. Paid content available as well.

https://www.teachkidsart.net/

Teach Kids Art can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.

This site contains free lesson plans for all ages.

https://artfulartsyamy.wordpress.com/

Great free lesson plans and tips but there is a lot of scrolling. (It’s not a very searchable format…)

https://www.artedguru.com/

More free art lessons organized by subject, grade level, and technique.

http://www.paintedpaperart.com/

Free art activities with beautiful process photos organized by medium.

The Artful Parent can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest.

https://artfulparent.com/

Rather robust blog with 9 years worth of content. Luckily, it is divided by grade level across the top of the page and has key terms you can choose all down the left hand side to make for easier navigation.

http://thomaselementaryart.blogspot.com/

Another robust blog but it is also organized by grade level and medium for easier navigation.

http://splishsplashsplatterart.blogspot.com/

Beautiful photos accompany fun, colorful, and free art lesson plans organized by subject.

Art with Mrs. Nguyen can also be found on Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.

https://www.artwithmrsnguyen.com/

Free art lesson plans organized by medium and created by a middle school art teacher living and working in Northern Italy.

Arte A Scuola can also be found on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

http://arteascuola.com/

Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Throughout the year, WMA will host “Meet the Educator” days where parents and their children can come to the classroom to meet the instructor before beginning classes and camps. 2019’s schedule is as follows: January 30 from 4pm-6pm, May 29 from 4pm-6pm, and August 28 from 4pm-6pm.

Refund Policy

The Wiregrass Museum of Art may cancel any class with insufficient enrollment; students will be notified and given a full refund. If a student withdraws at least 1 week before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for the full cost of the class. If a student withdraws 24 hours before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for half the cost of the class. There are no refunds after the start date of class, and membership fees are nonrefundable. Students are not enrolled until complete payment is received.