Art Piracy & Copyright

Hope Poster

Copyright Law You may begin this lesson a number of ways but I like to start with the radio story from American Public Media’s Marketplace about veteran concept artist Jeff Koons. In less than 3 mins the students can get an overview of the issues regarding artists, copyright laws, and how we perceive these issues/laws has evolved over the… Read more »

Creative Thinking & Generating Ideas

NOVA Generating Ideas

Generating Ideas is a full lesson plan with a video from NOVA and PBS about generating ideas for innovative and creative projects. This lesson could work in a number of different types of classrooms. For the Art room, the methods used in the lesson could be focused towards a specific art related topic. For example, in an Art History… Read more »

Hand Lettering


You may want to go over what Typography is and the terminology that goes with it, especially if you are using this lesson in a traditional drawing course and not a new media class. A great resource to learn about Typography, the different parts of a letter, and a ton of links to more resources… Read more »

The Met’s New App

The Met App

The Metropolitan Museum of Art released their official App on September 1st. It is free and only available on iOS (iPads & iPhones), with no mention of when it would be available for Android. I downloaded it to my iPad to check it out and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of information. It is meant to… Read more »

Token Response Critique

Token Response Critique

This critique involves 8 shapes or tokens that correspond to responses on a handout. Each student has a set of tokens and a handout. They travel around the room and view classmate’s artwork laid out around the room or on their desks. Students will drop a token next to an artwork that they feel meets one of… Read more »