Professional Art Education Associations
The Alabama Art Education Association is a professional organization of art educators dedicated to advocating art education by following national standards, providing membership services, professio...
The Alaska Art Education Association promotes art education through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge, and leadership. Our intent is to communicate our belief to the organized teaching profession in districts and communities; to strengthen the position of the visual arts as a discipline in the schools; and to affect positively the role of art education in the culture.
A vibrant and creative community that inspires, supports, and advocates for innovative learning in the visual arts.
Arkansas Art Educators
Welcome to the virtual home of the California Art Education Association. With our fresh digital terrain, we offer visual art educators in all venues access to news, community, best practices and advocacy gathered in the arts. Using online access, we can collaborate and promote with power and passion all the arts offer in enriching both individual and communal life.
Art Education DC (AEDC) Mission: To advance quality Visual Arts education in Washington, DC through a strong and vibrant professional community embracing advocacy and professional development.
Welcome to the Georgia Art Education Association. We are a professional organization of art educators in Georgia affiliated with the National Art Education Association.
IAEA is a professional organization for art educators, individuals and groups who wish to support art education in Illinois.Founded in 1935, IAEA promotes quality art education for children and adults. Professional development is offered through the annual conference, mini-conferences, publications (including the newsletter, the Mosaic), and exhibits. This website provides information on upcoming events and other items of interest to art educators.
The Kansas Art Education Association is dedicated to the advancement of human and cultural understanding though the study of art by providing opportunities for professional growth and development, exchange of knowledge and ideas, and service and leadership for the advancement of quality art education.
Welcome to the Louisiana Art Education Association's new website. You'll be able to find helpful resources, events and news that will keep you connected to your peers and better serve your students. The Louisiana Art Education Association (LAEA) is a professional organizationand an affiliate of the National Art Education Association.
Equal opportunity and affirmative action are integral to the Maine Art Education Association because we recognize that the organization's present and future strength is based primarily on people and their skills, experience, and potential to develop.
We are your primary source for art education in the state of Maryland. Our mission is to advocate for and advance art education in Maryland to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding. Art instruction is a vital component of every child's core education.
Welcome to the Massachusetts Art Education Association! Graphic Designer needed to create branding package for non-profit art education association (MAEA): logo, letterhead/stationery, newsletter layout, web presence.The Massachusetts Art Education Association is pleased to present the second in a series of exhibits entitledMAEA RETREAT The MAEA retreat to work on the policy manual with a focus on committee work will be on Saturday July 18 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Our Mission... The Michigan Art Education Association's mission is to promote quality visual arts education through leadership, service, and professional development. Hotel Registration information is on the Annual Conference tab! There are a few months of the 2015-2016 school year still available!
MAEA is an organization of art educators who are passionate in their commitment to the necessity of art in developing creative processes that benefit all students.
The Best iPad Apps in Art Education
What iPad Apps are most useful for student learning and engagement? We have listed our top apps that promote CREATIVITY and ORIGINALITY. Please help rank the most useful, leave a comment, and add to this list of the BEST apps for art education!
Great way to send and retrieve documents and images.
Create virtual sketchbooks for each of your students.
Create and share presentations using images and embedded video. See how art students used them at the Art Institute of Chicago: http://theteachingpalette.com/2013/02/01/artist-experts-on-ipads/
Teach your students all sorts of symmetry applications including tessellations. Learn more and see student samples here: http://baart.weebly.com/1/post/2013/01/the-amaziograph-app-is-amazio-ing.html
Is a good drawing app with layers for more advanced interactions. Here is a nice review of the uses in the art curriculum: http://www.theartofed.com/2012/06/26/the-app-every-art-teacher-must-have/
Here is a video overview of the featueres: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn2id0MjD18
SketchBook Pro offers more layers and additional features including the Photoshop format. Check out this video geared toward kids learning the basics of Sketchbook Pro. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnxQRJUwPi0
Pricey but it is a fantastic app if you want to do any video production with your students.
Lots of great textures and layers for making beautiful artwork. Student example here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/69435082@N06/6779684628/in/set-72157629802735527/
This is great for teachers to use to organize lesson plans or older students to organize resources. Check out this post for more ways teachers can use in the classroom : http://theteachingpalette.com/2012/02/26/teaching-art-in-the-cloud/
Draw, paint and edit photos. Supports multiple layers for advanced artwork techniques.
Motion HD is an intuitive and powerful time-lapse and stop-motion app for iOS.
Take pictures, edit your movie and export HD 720p videos to your device or directly to Youtube. See how this was used for claymation: http://splatsscrapsandglueblobs.blogspot.com/2012/11/claymation-with-5th-grade-students.html
Percolator app is useful to create abstracted effects. Nice introduction to using the iPad for younger students. See student sample here: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/percolator/id385454903?mt=8
Great animation tool useful for elementary art students too. See how it is used here: http://drydenart.weebly.com/1/post/2012/04/the-aliens-have-landed.html
Great for primary level students and integrates literature and symbolism too. Student examples: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=610488 Check out our interview with the children's book author that inspired this app: http://theteachingpalette.com/2010/04/02/conversation-with-hanoch-piven-about-his-new-iphone-app-“faces-imake”-3/
Great way to integrate literacy into your art curriculum. Here are some student self-portrait examples: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=627232
While this app could never replace the tactile feel of watercolor, this app does create amazing watercolor effects.
I would have recommended this app as my favorite last year, but no longer. Brushes has changed their business model so that if you want to get layers, it is only done with an in-app purchase. For schools who do bulk purchases, it will not work. 🙁
This app allows you to combine photos with text. A great way to combine literacy into traditional art projects. Check out these poetry examples: http://blogs.southfieldchristian.org/pixelsandpaintbrushes/2012/10/30/fall-photo-poems-using-the-phonto-app/
This free app allows combination of photos along with audio recordings. A great way to reflect on student artwork.
This is an advanced painting app for the iPad. I love the tools, textures, tilting canvas, and blending feature. I have examples here: http://drydenart.weebly.com/1/post/2012/07/painting-and-playing-on-the-ipad.html
This amazing app takes creative work to the next level. Start with a photo of a student work with one main subject and remove all the negative space with the masking tool. A new image can then be placed in the background behind student artwork and even a cast shadow can be added.. The best part about this app is that the student image can be saved to the camera roll as a PNG file (transparent background) and used with ANY other app! For example, use DoInk animation to animate student artwork (PNG saved from Superimpose). Extend it further by loading the DoInk animation into iMovie and have the student record a description or story.
PhotoSync wirelessly transfers photos & videos between iPad devices and your computer. PhotoSync also transfers to Dropbox, Picasa/Google+, Facebook, Flickr, and more.
Nice video editing app, less expensive alternative to iMovie.
Likely too expensive to add to multiple iPads - but the video editing Pinnacle app has some AMAZING advanced features that make it definitely worth the purchase on a one iPad classroom.
Videolicious is great for creating a movie with images. Students describe artwork or learning process and post directly online.
Great for graphic design or collage. Start with an image and cutout specific parts for college effects. .png file can also be uploaded and added. Text and drawing features are also included.
Best Image Sources for Creative Projects
This list contains public domain, open source, copyright friendly, and creative commons image sources for use in student projects
Search over 100,000 free photos, cliparts, and vector graphics or share your own pictures as Public Domain on Pixabay.
100.000+ high resolution textures, free for personal and commercial use!
Free Stock photos
Wellcome Images is a medical picture library and the world's leading source of images on medicine and its history. Pictures cover a period stretching from ancient civilisations to modern day photography.
*Note - for teachers with younger students, may contain some artwork with nudity.
The Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the Museum and without a fee. The number of available images will increase as new digital files are added on a regular basis.
NGA Images is a repository of digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art. On this website you can search, browse, share, and download images. A standards-based reproduction guide and a help section provide advice for both novices and experts.
This is a place for high quality stock photos, Large collection of high resolution stock photos.
This Google custom search gathered many resources listed here along with a few others to create a custom search engine for public domain, copyright-friendly, and Creative Commons images. This tool could be something you add to student bookmarks to make image searching easy.
Thousands of copyright free and copyright friendly images and photos for teachers and students.
Here you can browse categories of free downloadable public domain photos for you to use in any way you need, private or commercial. These high quality images are from two sources: 1. Selected from my personal photo collection, and 2. From good hearted people who want to release some of their photos into public domain and asked for my help.
Find high resolution royalty-free images, editorial stock photos, vector art, video footage clips and stock music licensing at the richest image search photo library online.
Picdrome.com is a growing Public Domain digital photography collection, free of copyright and licensed under Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Public Domain...
PDPhoto.org is a repository for free public domain photos. Most of these photos are free to use for any purpose.
Free (do whatever you want) hi-resolution photos. 10 new photos every 10 days. Subscribe
The key goal of The Commons is to share hidden treasures from the world's public photography archives.
The photo archive at Gimp-Savvy.com has more than 27,000 free photos and images saved on our own dedicated server, consisting of over 2.5 Gbytes of data. The goal is to make this archive a resource for collage and photo-montage using digital image editing techniques.
We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain. The images themselves cover a startling mix of subjects: There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more that even we are not aware of.
Free high quality photos you can use everywhere. ✓ Free for commercial use ✓ No attribution required
Beautiful high quality free images and photos you can download and use for any project. No attribution required.
Favorite Art Education Blogs
Great resources for art teachers! Innovative ideas from an award winning art educator.
AOE exists to provide Art Teachers with Ridiculously Relevant Professional Development
iPad Art Room provides resources, ideas and insights into the reinvention of Year 6-12 Visual Art programs using the SAMR Model to merge traditional art making processes with innovative content, techniques and ways of thinking. Through these posts you'll find lots of lesson ideas, teaching tips, resources and most importantly, inspiration.
The Teaching Palette is a blog authored by art educators for art educators. Our goal is to provide a collaborative and resourceful forum where art specialists of all levels can explore professional topics that impact our subject area - from classroom management to tools and techniques to integrating music.
This blog is a conversation of how to teach our mini's. Let's share great ideas and creative attitude. We can make this big world a little smaller.
We are the only website that specialises in providing online support covering all aspects of applying to art college and your creative career. We'll keep you on the right track; whether you're preparing your art portfolio at school, on a college art course or a mature student seeking a life change.
This is not your typical art teacher blog. This is a humor blog.
You will not find cool lesson plans or pictures of student art work here. There are many other (better) blogs out there where you can find that sort of thing. Here you will be given a glimpse into the everyday life of an elementary art teacher.
This blog is not safe for children.
I teach ART to children. The best job ever! Developing dynamic multimedia presentations to introduce my students to the wonderfully freeing world of art is what I love doing. After my classes learn about featured artists and art history, they take what they learned and mix it with their own creativity to create masterpieces. Critical thinking and problem solving skills is a natural result of the art making process, and become skills these students will use throughout their lives no matter where their roads take them.
This blog contains the work of Visual Artists, Computer Graphic Designers, Animators, and Street Artists from Apex, NC.
An online professional learning community of art educators.
An art education blog written by an elementary art teacher. This blog showcases hundreds of art projects and lessons for kids. Here you will find painting, drawing, clay, sculpture, crafts and many more kinds of creative inspiration for teaching art.
School Arts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts since 1901.
A COLLECTION OF CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT RESEARCH, CONVERSATIONS, AND ADVICE BY ALABAMA ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND HIGH SCHOOL ART TEACHERS. This website is a "not for profit" educational blog, designed to serve art teachers by providing relevant information about classroom management, art advocacy, and teaching art in Alabama.
An elementary art teacher blog with art projects and lessons, DIY projects and outfit photos as well as clothing I have made myself.
The Student Art Guide provides free learning resources to help high school art students excel. Share your art projects with our worldwide audience today!
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.
Indy created comic books by Brian Du Pont, including Pecos Bill, Food Fight Wars, and Adventures in Super Childhood. Find art teacher experiences here, too.
Teaching, Learning, Creating
Great ideas from a retired art educator!
Best iPad stylus
There are lots of iPad stylus options on the market but often hard to tell which ones work best.
This tip is very unique- unlike the rubber tip of many stylus tools, this one is made of a soft mesh fabric embedded into the end. It has definitely held up much better than any rubber tips that break or fall off. The best value for the price.
Sensu artist brushes are the ultimate tools for digital artists. They deliver an authentic painting experience on your tablet or smartphone. Over the years, we've developed a lot of artist brushes and have learned tons from some of the best brush makers in the world-careful craftsmen who understand the subtle properties of hair taper, flexibility, and strength.
This has gotten great reviews. Designed to work with Paper 53, this stylus also works will with other applications.
Best Stylus for iPad and iPhone 2014 Review
Are you wondering what the best stylus for iPad is? Or maybe you want to know which is the best stylus iPhone or which is the best stylus for Android? Curious to know which is the best stylus for handwriting and note taking and which is the best stylus for illustration?