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An Introduction to Visual Culture 5:14

Understanding Visual Culture

Understanding Visual Culture 1:30

Negative Connotations with Visual Culture 1:23

Working with Street Art

Incorporating Street Art into Your Curriculum 2:14

Street Art Project Ideas 4:40

Using Printed Media

Drawing Inspiration from Printed Media 1:50

Printed Media Project Ideas 3:39

The Importance of Pop Culture and The Internet

Utilizing Ideas from the Internet and Popular Culture 4:32

Harnessing the Power of Social Media

How and Why to Bring Social Media into Your Classroom 1:37

Lesson Ideas Influenced By Social Media 3:37

Integrating Social Issues

Advice for Dealing with Social Issues 3:43

Using Mind Mapping to Prompt Social Issues Lessons 4:44


Conclusion 0:25

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Visual Culture

3 PD Hours

  • 1 Learn specific strategies for utilizing visual culture in your classroom

  • 2 Discover ways to help your students incorporate social media, fashion, pop culture, and street art in their work

  • 3 Explore ideas to help students react to social issues in discussions, critiques, and artworks

Curriculum based on visual culture moves the focus away from the traditional institutionalized artwork and towards a broader range of visual art and cultural issues. The focus is on how art shapes our daily lives and the human experience. In this PRO Pack, you will see how to bring a plethora of visual culture influences into your teaching, including social media, fashion, street art, and popular culture. No matter what level you teach, these videos and resources will give you concrete ideas to get started.

Connected K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies

8. Creativity
A. Designs experiences to practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills
B. Designs instruction to allow for freedom of expression and independent thought within student work

9. Connections
A. Develops instruction that incorporates historical and contemporary artwork
B. Develops instruction that incorporates artwork from a variety of cultures, communities, times, and places
C. Values how the arts connect with other disciplines and provides opportunities to experience those connections
D. Develops instruction that incorporates current issues and themes in education

11. Relationship Building
A. Builds rapport and positive relationships with students
B. Creates and maintains an environment of respect

Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.

Abby Schukei

Abby Schukei

Writer at AOEU, Middle School Art Teacher, and PRO Facilitator

Abby is a 7th and 8th grade art teacher in Omaha, NE. She focuses on creating meaningful experiences for her students through technology integration, innovation, and creativity.


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