Object-Based Teaching

Download the object based worksheet http://www.phxart.org/PDF/Education/ObjectBasedTeachingSheet.pdf
Object-based video http://bcove.me/8gqhfawd


Search Phoenix Art Museum's Collection http://egallery.phxart.org/

Orientation Video to share with students and chaperones prior to a Museum visit

Want to Earn a Free Museum Membership?

 We are happy to announce a pilot incentive opportunity for qualifying educators:
Earn 10 points to be awarded a FREE Educator Membership for 1 year.
Earn 20 points to earn a FREE School Membership for 1 year and a FREE Educator Membership for 1 year
The individual teacher who earns the highest number of points will earn a grand prize in addition to the membership(s) they’ve earned.
How to Earn Points
1. Register & attend Identifying Arts & Culture Resources: a Field Guide for Educators (8/22), 3 points
2. Register & attend Arts Integration & Appetizers (6 per year), 1 point each
3. Register and attend the Spring 2016 day-long workshop (TBD), 2 points
4. Book and attend a field trip to Phoenix Art Museum, 3 points

*Open only to K-12 teachers who are currently teaching and employed by an Arizona public, private, or charter school. Special fees may apply to ticketed exhibitions. Must provide valid school identification and school email address for approval. Offer is not available to administrators, substitute, home school or college educators at this time.

Online Resources for Educators

An assortment of Art, Art Integration, and Art History online resources you may find useful.  
Please note: These links are not affiliated with Phoenix Art Museum, and we cannot be responsible for their content.

This website from the Indianapolis Museum of Art has a great collection of videos with art content from a variety of sources, including other museums and programs such as PBS Art21.

A search engine for finding art images.

Art History Resources
Curated online art history database, maintained by Professor Dr. Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe, Art History.

This North Carolina Museum of Art website is designed for educators, students, and anyone interested in looking and learning from works of art.

This interactive website is full of artworks and resources from the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Walker Art Center.

Arts Integration Teachers - Lesson Planning
Online lesson planning tools for art integrated lessons

This is the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s curriculum site, which provides theme-based activities in visual arts, language arts, history, and social studies.

Creativity Resource for Teachers
Denver Art Museum’s website for teachers includes curriculum, artwork, and resources.

Dick Blick for Educators
The Educator pages of this online art supply retailer offer free lesson plans, and other resources for teachers.

DMA Connect
Resources for educators from the Dallas Museum of Art.

Edutopia is the education-oriented website of The George Lucas Foundation. They offer tools for art integrated learning.

Getty Resources for Educators
Curriculum and resources from the J. Paul Getty Museum of Art

Google Cultural Institute
“Technologies that make the world’s culture accessible to anyone, anywhere.” Includes Google Art ProjectHistoric Moments, and World Wonders.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this timeline of art history offers world maps, thematic essays, and works of art.

Integrating the Arts- The Walters
The Walters Art Museum provides online, multi-media resources and art integration techniques for educators.

Kennedy Center ArtsEdge
ArtsEdge is the Kennedy Center’s education website, offering digital resources for learning about arts and culture.

Khan Academy SmartHistory
Smarthistory from Khan Academy offers more than 1,000 videos and articles on art from around the world and across time. This multimedia website was designed as an interactive art history textbook, with videos, timelines, and images.

KinderArt describes itself as “the largest collection of free art lessons on the Internet.”

Library of Congress Teacher Page
The Library of Congress Teacher Page offers a variety of classroom resources and professional development, focusing on bringing primary resources to the classroom.

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources
This site has classroom materials, including lesson plans, themed resources, primary source sets, presentations and activities, and ideas for teaching with specific Library of Congress primary sources.

National Arts Education Association: Museum Education Weblinks & Resources
This list from NAEA aggregates museum education websites and describes their available resources for teachers.

National Education Association
The “Tools and Ideas” section of NEA’s website offers many teacher resources, including lesson plans for all subjects and grade levels, articles offering advice and support, and spaces to connect with other educators from across the country.

National Gallery of Art
Images, object information, and lesson plans from the National Gallery of Art.

Odyssey Online
Resources for learning about ancient art from the Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Africa, and Ancient Americas. From the Museum of Emory University, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, and Dallas Museum of Art.

PBS Art21
PBS’ Art21 series focuses on contemporary art in America, with thematic episodes featuring multiple artists. In addition to teaching resources such as lesson plans and educator guides, this site contains episodes and clips, artist information, slideshows, and a blog.

PBS LearningMedia
More than 14,000 downloadable public media content resources for teachers, organized by subject areas, and tied to national standards.

PBS Teachers
Resources for educators from the arts, health, math, language arts, science, and social studies.

Picturing America
This site from the National Endowment for the Humanities uses art to launch discussions about culture, history, and politics. Search for specific images, browse broadly, or see artworks organized by themes. Also provides annotated lists of websites relevant to each image.

Online retailer for art posters

Resources for the Classroom (Education at the Getty)
Curricula and guides for educators

Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Online Classroom Activities
The Smithsonian’s American Art Museum website offers interactive educational resources.

The Arts in Every Classroom Video Library
From the Annenberg Foundation, this is a video library for classroom teachers and arts specialists. It contains 14 half-hour video programs, a library guide, and website.

The Incredible Art Department
The Incredible Art Department is for art teachers, art students, parents, homeschoolers and artists. This site provides information on art careers, art schools, art education, lesson plans, visual art news, and art resources.

The National Archives Experience Docs  Teach
The National Archives offers resources for teaching with primary source documents.

Treasures 4 Teachers
Treasures 4 Teachers is a member based resource and supply store serving the educators of Arizona. Anyone who works closely with students can have access to a wide selection of materials, resources and training that will enhance and expand the learning process. The materials we provide are able to come at low to no cost due to our donation based operations.


Visit the Art Research Library for books, periodicals, on-line databases, artist files, and more. Student groups may also schedule time in the Library in conjunction with a Museum visit, by prior arrangement as staff availability permits. Contact the Tour Coordinator at (602) 257-4356 or email education@phxart.org for more information.

Know your Copyrights!

Museum images may be used for classroom teaching only. They may not be re-published on web-pages or incorporated into print documents except for direct use by students in the classroom.