The IPaintMyMind Art Guide, whether for Art Teachers or for Classroom Teachers through our Shared Walls program, or as our standalone Arts Education Curriculum & Resource Guide, has been intentionally crafted to fulfill National Art Standards. Our curriculum was developed by arts educators who are intimately familiar with these standards and who use them everyday in their classrooms. Beyond being fun, engaging, and relevant, our Art Guides will satisfy your curriculum standard requirements and ensure that you and your students are on the same page as other arts educators and their classrooms all across the country.
The IPMM Art Guide, in whatever form you access it, is built on our “See, Think, Do” model of arts education. It draws on the idea that students who are exposed to art, will be inspired to think about what it means and how to create it, and ultimately learn to create their own work.
Through the Art Guide, you will have access to dozens of artists in our Permanent Collection to discuss and engage with in your classroom.
If you are using the IPMM Art Guide because you are a Shared Walls partner school, you will have a Shared Walls Art Gallery installed in your school, where a Featured Artist’s work is professionally installed and your students have year-round access to their art. If you are using our standalone resource, the Arts Education Curriculum and Resource Guide, you can feel free to choose one or many Featured Artists from the guide! The Art Guide includes lesson plans, activities, learning resources, and tons of engaging information, in addition to connecting you with our diverse community of working artists.
Below, we walk you through just a few examples of how our Art Guide conforms to National Art Standards. If you have any questions about National Art Standards and our Art Guide, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by using this contact form.
Examples: Throughout the course of the Art Guide students will create an artist profile, create art inspired by Featured Artist and mock-up their ideas on Smart Mockup.com, as well as researching symbolism, written or visual in the Featured Artist’s work.
Anchor Standard #1. Students will generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work through the “See, Think, Do” pathway and their unique artistic creations whether through the mock-up lesson plan or many other activities.
Anchor Standard #2. Your students will organize and develop artistic ideas and work. They will have the chance to think critically about art and discuss what different artistic choices and styles mean. They will be able to develop their own ideas inspired by the Featured Artist.
Anchor Standard #3. Learners will refine and complete artistic work through iterative activities, involving different rounds of creation, presentation, reflection, discussion, and ultimately more creation.
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