Art21 Educators

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Todd Elkin

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Todd Elkin

Meet Art21 Educator Todd Elkin, and learn how he incorporates contemporary art practices in his classroom in Fremont, California.

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Stacey Abramson

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Stacey Abramson

Meet Art21 Educator Stacey Abramson, and learn how she incorporates contemporary art practices in her classroom in Winnipeg, Canada.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Rust, Decay and Decomposition: Four Artists to Teach With

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Rust, Decay and Decomposition: Four Artists to Teach With

Art21 Senior Education Advisor Joe Fusaro shares four artists who use rust and decay to tell stories, illuminate histories, and prompt us to think about beauty in new ways.

Strategies & Resources

Investigation: Where Art Meets Science

Strategies & Resources

Investigation: Where Art Meets Science

In an investigation with her 9th grade applied science class, Tricia Fitzpatrick’s students learn what makes Mars red, and create rust artworks through experimentation.

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Tricia Fitzpatrick

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Tricia Fitzpatrick

Meet Art21 Educator Tricia Fitzpatrick and learn how she incorporates contemporary art practices in her science classroom in Mississauga, Ontario.

New Editorial Program: The Art21 Educator-in-Residence

New Editorial Program: The Art21 Educator-in-Residence

The Art21 Magazine is transitioning its Writer-in-Residence program to an Educator-in-Residence, inviting a member from the Art21 Educators community to contribute to each issue.

Strategies & Resources

Bad Art

Strategies & Resources

Bad Art

Art21 Educator Jack Watson shares a creativity exercise that asks students to make “bad art” as a way to allow for experimentation and playful collaboration.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

On Not Feeling Powerless: How Youth Activists and Art21 Artists Can Model Proactive Social Engagement

Teaching with Contemporary Art

On Not Feeling Powerless: How Youth Activists and Art21 Artists Can Model Proactive Social Engagement

Art21 Educator Todd Elkin discusses his students’ reactions to the 2016 presidential election, and how Art21 artists can serve as a model for constructive social engagement.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Finding Community: Art21 Educators and Contemporary Art in the Classroom

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Finding Community: Art21 Educators and Contemporary Art in the Classroom

Art21 Educator Jeannine Bardo shares how using Art21 films and resources in the classroom has expanded her teaching practice.

Strategies & Resources

Unit Plan: Layering Experience

Strategies & Resources

Unit Plan: Layering Experience

Art21 Educator Jack Watson shares a unit plan that encourages students to find their own methods of exploring shared experiences and spaces.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art + Action: Creating a Platform for Social Justice

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art + Action: Creating a Platform for Social Justice

Art21 Educator Jack Watson shares his recent experience with launching a social justice collective at his high school in Durham, North Carolina.

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Jack Watson

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Jack Watson

An interview with Art21 Educator Jack Watson on how incorporating contemporary art practices in his classroom has expanded and informed his teaching.

Performance Playground: Whoop Dee Doo at the ART21 Educators Institute

Performance Playground: Whoop Dee Doo at the ART21 Educators Institute

ART21 Summer Intern May Cohan shares her experience with Whoop Dee Doo and the artist duo’s workshop/performance at the ART21 Educators’ Institute.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

ART21 Educators Institute: Laylah Ali on Process and “John Brown Song!”

Teaching with Contemporary Art

ART21 Educators Institute: Laylah Ali on Process and “John Brown Song!”

Artist Laylah Ali shares her thoughts on ‘process’ at July’s ART21 Educators Institute in New York City.

Transformations and Beginnings: On ART21 Educators’ 2016 Summer Institute

Transformations and Beginnings: On ART21 Educators’ 2016 Summer Institute

Senior Education Advisor Joe Fusaro shares highlights from July’s intensive six-day ART21 Educators’ Institute.

ART21 Educators Year 6: Meet Stacey, Tammy, Ty, and Alisa

ART21 Educators Year 6: Meet Stacey, Tammy, Ty, and Alisa

Introducing four of the newest ART21 Educators: Stacey Abramson, Tammy Dunn, Ty Talbot, & Alisa Rodny, who teach contemporary art in classrooms across the U.S. and beyond.

ART21 Educators Year 6: Meet Elizabeth, Joseph, Margaret, and Erica

ART21 Educators Year 6: Meet Elizabeth, Joseph, Margaret, and Erica

Introducing four of the newest ART21 Educators: Elizabeth Williams, Joseph Eduardo Iacona, Margaret Segalla, & Erica Richard, who together teach 1,000+ students each year.

ART21 Educators Year 6: Meet Ann, Daniela, Nick, and Amber

ART21 Educators Year 6: Meet Ann, Daniela, Nick, and Amber

Introducing four of the newest ART21 Educators: Ann Schwab, Daniela Cadena, Nick Kozak, and Amber Arnold, who teach kindergarten through college across the U.S. and Mexico.

Announcing this Year’s ART21 Educators

Announcing this Year’s ART21 Educators

Announcing the sixth year of ART21 Educators! Meet twelve teachers throughout North America who are amping up their curriculums with ART21 films and contemporary art.

Strategies & Resources

#ArtSelfies

Strategies & Resources

#ArtSelfies

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Shannah Burton teaches students that an #artselfie is worth more than its number of likes.

Strategies & Resources

Museums: A Critical Exploration

Strategies & Resources

Museums: A Critical Exploration

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Shannah Burton engages students in institutional critique on a trip to the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Mind Map in progress. Photo courtesy of the author.

Strategies & Resources

Mind Maps

Strategies & Resources

Mind Maps

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Shannah Burton engages students in creating artworks that build mental links between ideas.

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Shannah Burton

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Shannah Burton

An interview with Art21 Educator Shannah Burton, on how the integration of Art21 materials in her classroom has expanded and informed her teaching practice.

Strategies & Resources

Dictation Drawings

Strategies & Resources

Dictation Drawings

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Don Ball engages students in connecting with artworks on a fundamental level.

Strategies & Resources

Writing Poems About Art: A Looking Activity

Strategies & Resources

Writing Poems About Art: A Looking Activity

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Don Ball engages students in creating their own connections between words and images.

Strategies & Resources

Systems & Instructions

Strategies & Resources

Systems & Instructions

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Don Ball engages students in creating their own connections between following instructions and the instructions themselves.

Strategies & Resources

Visualizing Verbs

Strategies & Resources

Visualizing Verbs

In this creativity exercise, ART21 Educator Don Ball engages students in creating their own connections between actions and visuals.

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Don Ball

Educator Spotlight

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Don Ball

An interview with Art21 Educator Don Ball, on how the integration of Art21 films in his classroom has expanded and transformed his teaching practice.