This section contains links to resources for teaching the Arts across all the disciplines. The links are arranged alphabetically.
Here you are able to search through the core National Film Unit (NFU) collection as well as find out about preservation work and the history and life of the film unit.
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.
Where do artists fall on the continuum of the tired? And is there a connection between creativity and sleeping habits?
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.
The national arts agency recommended that the arts, culture and creativity play an integral role in the development of a positive aging strategy for New Zealand.
This is an interactive idea from the Victoria and Albert Museum website.
It is a design-your-own 18th century wig. Students can digitally decorate with powder, sailing ships and beribbon elaborate wigs.
It works well on all forms of device and you can share and print results.
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The Dutch Golden Age led to a tremendous outpouring of still-life paintings in the 17th century. Since then, critics have generally belonged to two opposing schools of thought when it comes to interpreting them.
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.
Japanese art has long been a source of fascination and inspiration for Western artists. From the 17th century onwards, Dutch imports of East Asian objets d’art created a frenzy among wealthy Europeans for exotic silks, ceramics, and other treasures.
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.
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.
Red Studio Inc. is a photography and design firm specializing in company branding, website design & development, architectural & location photography, printed marketing materials, display graphics and signage. We also help many of our clients with collaborative marketing consultation, public relations and content creation.
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.
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.
Virtual gallery of classic and contemporary painting, sculpture, as well as art critique, reviews, and links.
For several years now, devices that are meant to serve this purpose have been available for purchase online, and can be used in the comfort of your home or studio. Yet these gadgets open up both medical and ethical quandaries, and neuroscientists warn that they could be dangerous when used incorrectly.
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.
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.
Arts and culture, the guide to top websites: visual, performing & literary arts.
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.
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.
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.