Tag Archives: 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.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Inside, Outside, Online: Dissecting social media, escape and identity

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Inside, Outside, Online: Dissecting social media, escape and identity

Educator-in-Residence Stacey Abramson relates the experience of art-making to that of constructing an identity online—both are a means of self-presentation and escape.

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.

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Jordan Casteel Challenges Preconceptions Through Portraiture

Roundup

Art21 News Roundup: Jordan Casteel Challenges Preconceptions Through Portraiture

See what Art21 was up to in June, including four new “Summer of Shorts” films and the selection of ten new Art21 Educators for the program’s seventh year.

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.

Applications Now Open for Art21 Educators Year 7

Applications Now Open for Art21 Educators Year 7

Applications opened today for Year 7 of our year-long professional development initiative, Art21 Educators.

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

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.

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.

Creative Chemistries Turns One with a New Website!

Creative Chemistries Turns One with a New Website!

One year ago, 175 artists, students, educators, and arts administrators gathered at the Park Avenue Armory here in Manhattan for the inaugural edition of Creative Chemistries, a forum and experimental …

Introducing ART21 Educators: Year 6

Introducing ART21 Educators: Year 6

Today ART21 is opening applications to Year 6 of our year-long professional development initiative, ART21 Educators. The program is designed to support K-12 educators interested in bringing contemporary art, artists …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Classroom Catalysts: Enabling Personal Revolutions Through Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Classroom Catalysts: Enabling Personal Revolutions Through Art

“What is art but a way of seeing?” —Thomas Berger Sometimes the most significant revolutions make no noise at all, happening completely within someone’s frame of mind. These individual transformations might …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

How Can Small Gestures Provoke Big Change?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

How Can Small Gestures Provoke Big Change?

Little changes in art classrooms can have a big impact. Revolutions come in all sizes.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

What does it mean to be a responsible global citizen?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

What does it mean to be a responsible global citizen?

An eighth grade language arts class learns about personal and social responsibility through contemporary art.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on the National Art Education Association’s Annual Conference

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on the National Art Education Association’s Annual Conference

Art21 Senior Education Advisor and columnist Joe Fusaro summarizes the 2014 NAEA conference.

Year Five of Art21 Educators: Rebecca Mir and Alyssa Greenberg

Year Five of Art21 Educators: Rebecca Mir and Alyssa Greenberg

Since May, we’ve been introducing you to this year’s Art21 Educators. Today, meet our final two educators, Rebecca Mir and Alyssa Greenberg.

Year Five of Art21 Educators: Thomas Dareneau and Domenic Frunzi

Year Five of Art21 Educators: Thomas Dareneau and Domenic Frunzi

Every other week, we’ve been learning about our newest Art21 Educators. Today, we introduce Thomas Dareneau and Domenic Frunzi.

Year Five of Art21 Educators: Ryan Schmidt and Erin Shafkind

Year Five of Art21 Educators: Ryan Schmidt and Erin Shafkind

We’ve already introduced two pairs of this year’s Art21 Educators. Today, let’s say hello to a third: Ryan Schmidt and Erin Shafkind.

Year Five of Art21 Educators: Renee Bareno and Sara Fromboluti

Year Five of Art21 Educators: Renee Bareno and Sara Fromboluti

Let’s get acquainted with Art21 Educators Renee Bareno and Sara Fromboluti.

Year Five of Art21 Educators: Becca Belleville and Eric Pugh

Year Five of Art21 Educators: Becca Belleville and Eric Pugh

This week, we are excited to present Art21 Educators Becca Belleville and Eric Pugh of Baltimore, Maryland.