Public art enhances and enlivens public spaces. It serves as a great jumping-off point for active arts learning for K-12 students. The staff of our Public Art and Arts in Education programs collaborate on curriculum to make these connections in the classroom.
We based these four high quality, participatory arts lessons around artworks in the State Art Collection. The artworks are physically located around the state, but also available online through My Public Art Portal. Download a presentation of images for each lesson plan.
- Grades K-2: Thinking Big Thinking Small | Lesson Plan
Arts Learning Toolkit
Are you looking for ideas to deepen engagement with the artwork in your school? Use our Arts Learning Toolkit. The toolkit provides ideas and activities to use public art as a catalyst for learning across multiple arts disciplines as well as other core content areas. Adapt these ideas to fit your students, curriculum, and school community.
Let us know how it goes. We’d love to see your photos, lesson modifications, and hear your stories. Have you developed your own lessons? Tell us about it!
Tamar Krames, Arts in Education Program Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-252-9973