Academic Enrichment - Arts
This section includes lessons, activities, and many other resources for Pre-k through Higher Education art instructors in areas of dance, visual arts, music and theatre.
Lesson plans focusing on dance, music, theater, and visual arts for grades K-12 aligned with National Standards for Arts Education.
Arts for Learning
Arts for Learning offers a wealth of curriculum ideas for all ages. Registration is free but required to view materials.
The Art Junction
Art activities, projects, and resources for professionals as well as online activities for students.
Free guides to drawing, painting, art history, and design lessons.
California Alliance for Arts Education
Promotes, supports, and advocates for visual and performing arts education for preschool through post-secondary students in California schools. Includes resources for educators.
Crafts for Kids
Hands on craft activities that are curriculum based for 2nd-6th grade. Activities are separated by topic with many projects under $1.00 per student!
Browse a large selection of unique crafts for youth of varying difficulty.
Crayola offers access to thousands of coloring pages, crafts, and lesson plans for educators.
Discount School Supply Handouts
Staff development and parent resources on the benefits of art and engaging children in the messiness and joy of art.
Education-related activities, lessons, and resources offered by the Getty.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Arts & Music
A large compilation of free resources for Arts & Music
Incredible Art Department
The Incredible Art Department offers a number of resources for art education including free lesson plans, art resources, a community forum for art teachers, and a special section on cartoon art.
This website is a rich supply for curriculum planning. It has more than 245 categories loaded with activities to enrich your school-age and pre-k experience - along with tips, articles, training topics, inspiration and valuable reader input.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress contains an instrumental collection of resources for art education.
National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art connects teachers and students to the high arts through interactive exhibitions. This is a resource recommended for older youth but a few all ages resources are offered under the title of “NGAKids.” Educators can also request loan materials.
Planning Art Lessons & Units by Marvin Bartel
An incredibly thorough resource on how to plan art lessons to maximize students’ concentration and creativity.
Free lesson plans on Art & Design provided by the Smithsonian Institution.
Spiral Art Education
As a product of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Spiral Art Education offers innovative curriculum as a part of their efforts to rethink art education in the