Suggestions for Schools

  • All classrooms can display and use reproductions of works of art.
  • Both art specialists and classroom teachers can display student artwork and art-related writing in classrooms, hallways and display cases.
  • Works of art can be integrated into almost all thematic units presented by teachers. Art specialists can assist classroom teachers in planning interdisciplinary units, provide information on artists, artwork, and production methods, and help locate visual resources (prints, slides, books, videos, etc.).
  • Principals, art specialists, and classroom teachers can develop school-wide implementation plans.
  • Art specialists can be given time to sit in on grade level planning meetings at least occasionally.
  • Art specialists can present faculty in-services on integrating the curriculum through art.
  • A series of inservices can be offered for the faculty throughout the year, with teachers sharing successful art-based strategies and collaborations.
  • An all-day or half-day faculty in-service can be planned and presented in cooperation with a local art museum (such in-services should be planned far in advance with the museum).
  • Suggestions for Using Study Prints (Reproductions of Works of Art) in the School and Classroom
  • Develop a school-wide checkout system for study prints.
  • Display study prints throughout the school with accompanying written information and/or activities. Share study prints with all classrooms.
  • Share ideas and strategies developed for use with study prints.
  • Have students develop and present "Living Paintings" or "Living Art" based on images from study prints or slides. Whole class or whole grade presentations are great for PTA meetings and school assemblies.