Doodles Academy

Experts in art education.  

About us

We believe in a future where all kids, regardless of their zip code, have access to the tools they need to become adaptable, creative, and empathetic adults.

The visual arts teach these skills.

We support teachers in providing a quality art education regardless of where or what they teach.

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FREE art projects accessible to all students, teachers, and schools

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QUALITY, comprehensive, standards aligned lesson plans

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PLUG & PLAY videos and prompts make them easy to use

FLEXIBLE lessons are adaptable to your teaching style and needs

AUTHENTIC art experiences for students -- no more copy-the-teacher!

We Offer a Unique Art Curriculum.

Our comprehensive collection of projects are designed to build skills through unique and individual art projects rather than step-by-step tutorials. Too much art education revolves around projects that focus on product and not on process, erasing student individuality. Our curriculum is designed to allow students to tell their own stories and to create highly individual art projects. 

images from the project ‘A Toy’s Story’

Designed to be Taught by Anyone.

Each project includes video demonstrations and thorough lesson plans that teachers can make their own, meaning our projects can be run by teachers who have never picked up a paintbrush as well as experienced art teachers who want to focus on their students rather than planning

“Students knew they had the latitude to add their own personal touches. This led to each piece feeling unique and individualistic.

Mr. Grossman

5th Grade Teacher; Reno, Nevada

My students love art and are very artistic, but I am not an artist or art teacher and I would be totally lost trying to teach art on my own.

Ms. Howland-Bolton

5th Grade Teacher; Detroit, MI

“The videos taught so much! […] All kids were proud of their finished product.”

Mrs. D'Amelio; 1st Grade Teacher; Anacortes, WA

That Builds Skills Inside AND Outside the Art Room.  

We deepen engagement and build knowledge around classroom subjects by aligning our content with commonly used themes and subjects. We do this to support art teachers in aligning their content to the core content taught at their school, as well as classroom teachers who are bringing art to students in their contained classroom. Opportunities for critical thinking, group discussion, and student presentations are built into every lesson.

Donate today, Impact Forever. 

The skills students learn in the arts lead to lifelong success. 

 

Educators Use Us. You can help us reach even more classrooms and students.

Innovative Programming

We are an online  art curriculum–one that supports students in creating their own authentic artworks, and is adaptable to allow teachers to put their unique spin on the learning experience for their students

Large Reach.

Through our virtual distribution, we are able to reach more students in more locations. We work towards closing the opportunity gap by making sure that our curriculum is easy to implement whether or not educators have a background in the arts.

Doodles Academy is a 501(c)3

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. EIN: 47-4434306.

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until Issue 2 of our virtual magazine is released!


In this issue, we explore the question, "What does it mean to be an American?"

Throughout the magazine, students will look at different ways American artists explore community, culture, and identity, underscoring the difficulty of neatly defining the country’s ethos and inhabitants. As they learn, students follow a series of artistic prompts that allow them to explore their own sense of place, heritage, and identity.

Find out more about the subscription here.