Our Collection of Programs
Outside the Lines
An ongoing series of projects that are put out 8x per year. This series uses art to thread together cross-content ideas and are designed to be flexible (in materials as well as ideas) so that teachers can implement the content in a manner that suits their individual teaching situation.
Art & Literacy
A grade-aligned curriculum, connected to content-rich literacy topics. This series supports teachers in using art to build knowledge around the topics in their school’s ELA curriculum and includes video lessons & text sets
Doodles at Home
Our curriculum, adapted for students who are studying at home and need to access the content independently. Free to access.
Use the search function below to see the projects associated with any of the collections listed above.
Where do we go from here? Landing Page
How can communities adapt in the age of climate change? What tools do they need to make this possible?
Tiny Still Life Landing Page
Students build a small sculpture of their choice from recycled materials, then draw it using observation skills on large paper. They finish with paint.
The Secret Language of Objects Project Landing Page
Students learn how objects can represent an idea, or serve as symbols. They use symbols to create an artwork that can tell a story.
The Introspective Artist Landing Page
How can we use art to better understand ourselves and our unique experiences?
Symbol & Self Landing Page
Students create metaphorical self-portraits.
Superheroes Project Landing Page
Students learn to recognize shapes and types of lines as they design and draw their own superheroes.
Rainforest Creature Marionettes Project Landing Page
Students learn about animal defense mechanisms and invent an animal ideally suited to live in the rainforest. They create a marionette puppet of their invention.
Persian Miniatures Landing Page
Students learn about Persian Miniatures. They then create an illustration of a story or poem using an engraving technique.
Near & Far Project Landing Page
Student artists create a landscape of somewhere they have always wanted to see and visit (older students use ‘Google Maps’ to virtually visit, younger students create a collaged book of ideas). They then learn about how color can change the ‘mood’ of a painting.
Mexican Alebrije Landing Page
Students learn about the history and creation of a Mexican folk art called Alebrije. Students create their own imaginary creatures. There is an emphasis on color choices and texture.
Me & My Monster Project Landing Page
Students learn about visual poetry, create a poem about a monster helper, draw a self-portrait, and rearrange their poems in a visual way with the self-portrait.
Learning about Native American Totem Animals Landing Page
Students learn about the importance of animals to Indigenous people. They create a self-portrait that uses animals to symbolize themselves and, if they wish, their family.
Heroes Among Us
How do you develop the skills to become a hero?
Frame of Reference Landing Page
What does it mean to be a ‘Historical Fact’?
Fashion & Culture Project Landing Page
How does clothing represent aspects of self and culture?
Enchanted Lands Project Landing Page
Students learn about compositional elements as they create a magical setting that could host fairy tales.
Embracing Challenges Project Landing Page
Students learn about artists who faced different mental and physical challenges, and complete a recycled sculpture by getting their own series of challenges.
Dream House Project Landing Page
Students build their ‘dream house’ then draw it using observation drawing.
Designing the Zodiac Project Landing Page
Students learn about constellations across many different cultures and create their own constellation and write their own origin story.
Create-a-Creature Landing Page
Students learn about hybrid creatures in mythology, then create their own.
Community Connection Landing Page
What is a community?
Close Encounters Project Landing Page
Students study the woman artist ‘Georgia O’Keeffe’. They bring in objects that are special to them and draw them, closely considering their own compositions as they work.
Artist, Explorer, Scientist Landing Page
Students learn John Audubon & scientific drawing. They choose an animal, research it, and draw an accurate picture in it’s habitat.
Art & Advocacy Project Landing Page
Students learn about how designers can advocate through design by exploring water advocacy groups; they choose a contemporary topic that they care about and design a persuasive poster about it.
Around the Neighborhood Project Landing Page
Students learn about Jacob Lawrence and the Harlem Renaissance. They make a collage that depicts their own neighborhood, with a focus on color.
Anthropomorphic Animals Landing Page
Students choose an animal, draw it realistically from photographs, and then use the background to show what human traits the animal has come to represent.
America is Hard to See Landing Page
What does it mean to be American?
A Toy’s Story Landing Page
Students depict where their toys go in their imagination.
A Portrait in Time Landing Page
How do artists create art that communicates their experience?
A Place in Space Landing Page
What is our relationship with the buildings and the spaces that surround us?