Arts Learning and Public Art in the Classroom

Public art enhances and enlivens public spaces. It can also serve as a great jumping-off point for active arts learning for K-12 students. Our AIPP and Arts in Education program staff are collaborating to help make these connections. The outcome? A series of four, high quality, participatory arts lessons that are based on engaging works of public art situated around the state.

Click on the lesson plans and download the presentations below.


Learning Plans

Lesson Plan, Grades K-2: Thinking Big, Thinking Small
Lesson Plan, Grades K-2: Thinking Big, Thinking Small, presentation

Lesson Plan, Grades 3-5: Real or Imagined?
Lesson Plan, Grades 3-5: Real or Imagined, presentation 

Lesson Plan, Grades 6-8: Artistic Choices
Lesson Plan, Grades 6-8: Artistic Choices, presentation

Lesson Plan, Grades 9-12: Creating Public Art
Lesson Plan, Grades 9-12: Creating Public Art, presentation


Arts Learning Toolkit

Use our Arts Learning Toolkit for ideas on how to deepen engagement with the artwork in your school. The toolkit provides ideas and activities that connect your artwork to 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!

Arts Learning Toolkit


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