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Art History is a required standard  subject.  How do you teach children the basics of art history while still keeping them interested?  This class tells you how and will provide many resources to make your job easier. 


Art History for Children

According to the National Art Standards for Art Education understanding the “structure, history, and culture of the visual arts?and being able to analyze artworks is one aspect of meeting National Art Standards.

Are you having a difficult time meeting art history standards in your classroom?

This 4 week workshop will help you to teach children to look at, examine, talk about and write about major art works and learn the historical and cultural background.

Week 1-

The Basics-What you need! Where do you get it!

Tips for Teaching Children Art History

Cowboys and Native American Indians

Colonial America

American Revolution



 Week 2-

A format for looking at and talking about art!




Week 3-

Comparing and Contrasting Art.


Abstract Expressionism

Week 4-

Hands on studio projects!


Pop Art

Super Realism



ART History for the Classroom Teacher Workshop


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4 week non-credit workshop

12 hours overall

The online teacher workshop may be accessed 24/7.  Expect to spend 3 hours a week or 12 hours overall throughout the class.  All those finishing the class will receive a handsome  "Thank You for Your Participation" Certificate.  The class is interactive, you will have a chance to post topics and questions to others in the class and to the facilitator-a working art professor.  This is a non-credit class.


This 4 week workshop is entirely online and facilitated by an experienced

art professor. It provides an opportunity for networking with others

with your similar interests and an art expert.


Recommendations from a different workshop for teachers (Art for the Classroom Teacher) taught by Art Teacher on the Net:

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 art.

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 grade levels.

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 and advice.

This 4 week workshop is entirely online and facilitated by an experienced

art professor. It provides an opportunity for networking with others

with your similar interests and an art expert.




Valerie Colston, M.A. author of "200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art" (Released April 1, 2008) is the developer and presenter of the

workshop.  She has been teaching art and art history classes for

several years in San Diego, California and online.  Her award winning

Art Teacher on the Net is visited by teachers around the world. 

Along with teaching Ms. Colston was an art project consultants for the Wyland Foundation Oceans Teacher program, and has taught many 100 Art ideas for Teachers workshops at the University of California, San Diego Extension.



For more information contact Valerie Colston at

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