Art Programming and Graphic Design for the School Librarian & Staff

Class starts January 2, 2017


4 Week Online Workshop 12 Hours Overall (12 LEUs Approved-Indiana)

School librarians and media specialists have a unique opportunity when it comes to incorporating Art into their role as educator.

Course Objectives:

Create a portfolio of art programming for your library.

Learn research, information, and suggestion to help you gain confidence in helping others explore art historical topics.

Acquire skills for teaching children, teens, and teachers literacy skills for looking at art.

Discover how to engage students through art activities.

Learn how to create unique library art exhibits.

Explore tips for creating-displays, presentations, signage.

Gain an understanding of how to pair books with art projects.

Develop a plan for creating Makerspace programming ideas for your School library.

This 4 week workshop is entirely online and facilitated by an experienced author, artist, and art instructor. It provides practical tools for school teacher/librarians and media specialists, and an opportunity for networking with others.

Week 1-What Art do You Do?  This week we will look at the role of the School Librarians in teaching and using Art in their unique settings. Cross Curriculum and Art Specific Topics will be discussed.

Week 2-Teaching Visual Literacy.  How to look at Art and bring Art into the Library.  How to create Makerspace programming ideas.  Incorporate outside collaborate resources.

Week 3-Programming Ideas for the School Library. You will begin creating a practical portfolio of Art ideas that you can begin using immediately. Tips for successfully creating Art projects and the materials you will need will be addressed.

Week 4-Your job requires many opportunities to create displays, presentations, posters, and exhibits.  This week we will concentrate on resources that will help you do these tasks.




For more information contact Valerie Colston at

Enroll Today This 4 week workshop is only $99.00

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