3 Easy Ways to Help Students Connect to Art History

Do you ever have trouble helping students connect with art history? A photo of a beautiful painting or sculpture is a great start, but to really help kids feel invested you may need to take it a step further. In this video, I have three simple tips to make old artwork come alive for students.

P.S. If you’re looking for even more inspiration, why not try dressing up like an artist yourself?

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How do you help students connect with art history?

Any other quick tips out there?

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Amanda Heyn

Amanda Heyn is AOEU’s Director of K–12 PD & Media and a former AOEU Writer and elementary art educator. She enjoys creating relevant and engaging professional development just for art teachers.

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