Designing an Intro to Art Course



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Introduction 1:13

Vital Necessities of an Intro 2D Art Course

Building a Skill Set 2:15

Best Mediums for Intro Courses 4:02

Structure and Pacing of Lessons 2:20

Overview of Elements and Principles

Best Ways to Introduce Es and Ps 4:46

Lesson Set 1 7:05

Lesson Set 2 6:11

Time to Explore Media

Implementing Studio Days 5:30

Lessons to Support Exploration 2:22

Utilizing Visual Journals

What, How, and Why 1:44

Providing a Safe Environment

Encouraging Risk Taking 1:40

The Role of Assessment 5:24

Opportunities for Feedback

Work in Progress Critiques 1:56

Teacher Feedback 3:31


Conclusion 2:11

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Designing an Intro to Art Course

4 PD Hours

  • 1 Discover why a successful Art I course can set the tone for your entire art program.

  • 2 Learn how to create meaningful assessments that will help your students retain information.

  • 3 Explore recommended mediums and teaching tips to keep your students engaged.

Planning for an Intro to Art course can be a daunting task, but we’ve got you covered with this Learning Pack! Walk away with everything you need to develop a successful, engaging experience for your Intro to Art students. Learn how to build skills, scaffold lessons, and get your kids creating meaningful work!

Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
1.1 Aligns curriculum with national, state, or district standards
1.2 Plans and prepares sequential lessons, units, and/or centers
1.3 Develops appropriate learning targets/goals
1.4 Develops engaging activities, resources, lessons, and/or centers
1.5 Demonstrates thorough background/content knowledge

Debi West

Debi West

PRO Facilitator, AOE Writer, and Graduate Instructor

Debi West, Ed.S. and NBCT, is a retired art teacher with 25 years of experience. She loves sharing with others, and her motto is, “Together We ART Better!”


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