This section contains links to resources for teaching the Arts across all the disciplines. The links are arranged alphabetically.
Historical Information on various countries and time period.
A huge catalogue of thumbnail images of over 100,000 digitized works of art, text, and multimedia.
Dedicated to Arts teachers Art Connected is part of the Walker Art Centre Minneapolis Institute of Arts website. Available are a range of visual arts lessons for all levels including some interactive activities mostly based around elements composition and galleries. Activities are linked to samples of artists' works.You can also link back to the Walker Art Centre to view art works and related material.
These New Zealand Curriculum guides provide comprehensive elaborations of the arts learning area including the disciplines of dance drama music – sound arts visual arts and art history. Pedagogies indicators context elaborations and learning progammes support underpinning key concepts. All materials strongly support arts teaching and learning in each discipline at curriculum levels 6 - 8 (NCEA).
Access an array of education kits designed to support teachers with information activities and ideas for visiting the museum. Resources also include pre-visit and post-visit activities. Though based on the Auckland Museum many of the kits contain material that would be useful to teachers elsewhere in the country. Of particular note are the kits on Maori Arts including kowhaiwhai and tukutuku patterns whakairo and more.
Detailed description and information of the style with images as well as a significant amount of contextual information.
This New Zealand Film Archive education resource comprises three disks with downloadable (PDF) teaching materials. The overall resource is a chronological examination of the contemporary artists who have influenced the development of New Zealand Art.
This is an interactive idea from the Victoria and Albert Museum website.
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International Art History network.
This site is focused on helping teachers develop programmes of study. While it’s based on the Getty’s collection and American education system the information is easily transferable. The Building Visual Arts Lessons is divided into a number of sections including discussion of Elements of Art which looks at formal qualities in relation to images. Information is developed for practical classroom use and teachers can search lesson plans.
History, characteristics as well as the various formats that International Gothic was seen – panel painting, book painting and sculpture. Also a list of key International Gothic painters and sculptors.
Selection of images and essays about the art style and time period.
A vast site. Probably the most useful for Art History teachers is the Timeline of Art History a chronological geographical and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world. Each timeline page includes representative art from the Museum's collection a chart of time periods a map of the region an overview and a list of key events. The user can compare and contrast art from different periods and geographic locations.
An extensive group of internet art links based at the University of Michigan. Its focus is on American institutions but it has wider usage. It has links for museums online collections and huge variety of research resources.
A site dedicated to the art technology and culture of the world wide web.
The development from naturalism to idealization in the 1400s.
This timeline from 1841 - 2010 gives details of the development of photography in New Zealand while also making reference to international events within photography.
This link will take you to the NZQA art history resource site. This is a one stop site which contains achievement and scholarship standardsprevious examinations National Moderator's Reports Examiners reports and useful links to sites like TKI. Long term development includes the provision of annotated exemplars from previous exams. The previous examination reports contain information which will be useful for teachers preparing students for the upcoming external assessment.
A useful beginner’s guide to the study of Art History. It focuses on analysis of art works research thinking and writing skills. Teachers could use for student handouts especially in the introductory parts of the year.
Seach by title artist flower type theme or location to find paintings from collections in Britain which feature flowers. Zoom in and explore artists and their work.
This site covers exhibits relating to the art of painting and includes information about the most important pigments used through time.
The Pop Art file presents a list of web links under key artists. The links either provide background information for the artist or provide an image of a selected work.
(2009) Includes Visual Arts; Drama; Music; Dance. These resources should be viewed as ‘work-in- progress’ not as finished units to download and use. They demonstrate a range of ways of thinking about how you might build the ‘front end’ of the NZ Curriculum (the Vision Principles Values Key Competencies Effective Pedagogies and Learning Area Statements) into your existing units of work by re-focusing how you teach rather than changing what you teach.
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A good starting point for the study of Verrocchio and Italian art. Resource from the Victoria and Albert museum covering different Renaissance art making techniques including bronze. Useful for a media and processes activity as well as Renaissance art content.
This multi media website comprising analyses of art works videos podcasts etc over the gamut of Western Art is an excellent resource for both teachers and students.
Studying art and design at AUT is the best place to develop the thinking and skills that ensure you develop a unique voice and that your designs transcend the ordinary, provoke thought and evoke response.
A set of resources jam-packed with great links to videos and other material and lessons related to Lisa Reihana’s ‘Emissaries - In Pursuit of Venus’.
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery is Waitakere City's Regional Art Gallery. Their focus is to present contemporary art through a diverse programme of exhibitions and events.
A website to ‘sort through all the noise of the art world and shed light on modern and contemporary art.’ Topic pages on over 160 artists, art movements, graphic timelines, critics and a blog with great articles.
A resource from the University of Evansville Indianna for artists and art students that focuses on the technical fundamentals of perspective shading colour and painting.
Virtual gallery of classic and contemporary painting, sculpture, as well as art critique, reviews, and links.
Good resources outlining the development of idealization from the 1400s
This site about Renaissance painting techniques includes a forum discussion lesson ideas and links to many useful resources.
Collections of art works and research from the Getty Museum.
An interesting background article on Commedia.
These downloadable and printable lessons for Art History and Visual Arts provide background information and detailed planning for senior art teaching and learning about the Renaissance period.
How the Renaissance artist defined classicism.
This site has lesson plans as well as handouts on art and literacy and how art impacts on overall learning.
NGA Kids from the National Gallery of Art (USA) provides several tools that allow kids to create art interactively. The site includes: a Collage Machine; Pixel Face an interactive portrait maker and drawing board; Cubits a geometric sculpture maker; 3-d Twirler for designing and texturising three-dimensional shapes; Diamonds; and RiverRun where 'young children orchestrate a flowing array of colourful shapes and patterns'.
Arts Queensland involves students in five arts disciplines: Dance Drama Media Music and Visual Arts. This site contains information on Arts Curriculum Support Policies and Procedures Arts Programmes and Arts Resources.
Creative Waikato supports the development of the creative arts in the Waikato for the benefit of the greater community. We can help with information, advice, support and funding for your arts or cultural project. The Waikato has a thriving and distinctive creative sector and our communities treasure its essential contribution to our lives. Our purpose is to strengthen, develop and invigorate the creative sector in the Waikato for the benefit of all.
Use this British education site as a reference tool for various issues in education that affect the entire community- Including Job Tips Neurological Developmental & Learning Disabilties Salary Statistics SATs Classroom Management Home Schooling Lesson Plans Bullying ADD Student Loans and Articles in Education.
The Educators Reference Desk Lesson Plan Collection contains more than 1000 unique lesson plans which have been written and submitted to AskERIC by teachers from all over the United States. This page is focused on the Arts.
Te Ao Kori (the world of movement) is a Māori celebration of life through movement and its many expressions. This resource describes learning experiences derived from customary Māori cultural practices and integrates the arts with health and physical education.
A useful and comprehensive guide to drawing the human figure from the University of Evansville Indianna.
A site with a large index of free and purchasable team-building exercises games and group activities.
A downloadable guide to organizing trips and designing tasksheets for exhibition.
This NZ Film Archive education resource comprises 2 disks - part one and part two - with downloadable (PDF) teaching materials. Part one looks at ‘Early New Zealand Theatre’ and ‘Amateur Theatre’ while Part two focuses on some of New Zealand’s best known playwrights including Roger Hall Bruce Mason and Briar Grace-Smith. It also takes a look at the experimental theatre of companies such as Red Mole and Blerta.
HotChalk's LessonPlansPage.com is a collection of over 3000 lesson plans for primary and secondary levels developed at The University of Missouri and more recently by the users of the site.
This video and accompanying materials describe and justify an arts-integration programme in primary schools. While the programme relies on visiting arts specialists in the classroom there are ideas and rubrics that could be adapted by generalists.
Register to find information about past and upcoming arts virtual field trips. Registration and enrolment in all trips is free for New Zealand registered teachers teaching in New Zealand schools.
Examples of manaakitanga in arts classrooms. Mannaakitanga is about values of integrity trust sincerity and equity. Through manaakitanga the teacher and fellow students recognise and affirm the identity of each student in open and trusting relationships.
This tool organises resources and information that support professional learning and leadership as schools implement The New Zealand Curriculum. There is a selection of resources for The Arts in this database.
This site contains materials for teaching Ngā Toi in Māori medium schools in Aotearoa New Zealand.
This generic document provides succinct clear guidelines on the issue of re-assessment for NCEA.
Information resources and guidance to support secondary teaching and learning.
Since 2009, schools have no longer been required to apply for their allocated funds or to provide activity reports to the Ministry. All state and integrated schools have received tagged funds for the Secondary Schools Arts Coordinators Project in their operational funding in instalments in January, April, July and October. The amount they receive depends on the number of students in each school, with a base amount of $1,000.
Schools determine how they use the funding – this may be to employ an Arts Coordinator or may also be used for their students to attend Arts events or to have artists/musicians come into their school.
Read the 2004 Evaluation Report of the project here.
A template for students to monitor and reflect on their own assessment progress.
This New Zealand Ministry of Education website is intended to help teachers build on existing practice to create opportunities for all boys to succeed.
This teaching resource features 100 Tales from Te Papa mini-documentaries that showcase many of the unique pieces that Te Papa holds in trust for the nation. Each Tale is supported by curriculum links questions for students response templates teaching resources and links to relevant material on the Te Papa website. This resource is the result of a partnership between TVNZ 7 Vero and Te Papa.
Tangata whenuatanga represents place-based socio-cultural awareness and knowledge of the whenua or land we come from.
Te Manu Aute is a centre for gifted and talented students in the arts. Teachers and students can register for classes and materials that are multi-cultural and based on the Aotearoa New Zealand and Pasifika experience.
This site provides resources to go with many of the most well-known shows like Fame Annie and Fiddler on the Roof. The study guides explore issues that are pertinent to the era and themes of the shows. A great resource for teachers who want to use the school show as an assessment tool.
Examples of tino rangatiratanga in arts classrooms. Tino rangatiratanga is the principle of relative autonomy – the goal is to gain relative control over one's own life and cultural well-being.
Examples of whanaungatanga in arts classrooms. Whanaungatanga involves relationships (between students school-wide and with the community) based on high expectations.