In 2002, curriculum designers at the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts (NTIEVA) began to experiment with creating interactive instructional materials. In the spring of 2006 the Institute was invited to become a participant in the Edward and Betty Marcus Digital Education Project for Texas Art Museums.  This project is focused on using Pachyderm, an open-source computer software, to create educational materials.  The project is managed by the New Media Consortium, an international group of nearly 250 learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies.   In 2007-2008 the Institute staff created six interactive Pachyderm presentations, three for teachers and three for students. The units focus on early Texas art – work that was produced by artists who lived and/or worked in Texas from 1820 until forty (40) years from the present date.  In 2008-2009, an additional curriculum resource was developed based upon an unrealized WPA Post Office Mural Project. Examples of the early experiments and the completed curriculum projects and resources can be viewed by clicking on the following links.

Experimental Efforts
  Logo Design
  Image Comparison
  Star Patterns
  Islamic Star Design Demo
  Archimboldo Portrait Game: Chef Game
  Archimboldo Portrait Game: Artist Game
  Archimboldo Portrait Game: Construction Worker Game
  Quilt Game
  Ancient Egyptian and Mayan Art Styles

Complete Curriculum Units


Dignity of Work, Teacher Version


Dignity of Work, Student Version


Texas Skies, Teacher Version


Texas Skies, Student Version


Visions of Texas, Teacher Version


Visions of Texas, Student Version


Curriculum Resources

  No Deal in the New Deal
  Hispanic Art in Texas