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Arts Toolkit: Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Toolkit Online

This web site provides K-12 teachers with high-quality teaching resources that bring the excitement of the visual arts into the classroom. You’ll find lesson plans, idea cards, glossaries, and many special features. Some of these, such as Kentuckians in the Visual Arts and the galleries associated with the programs Looking at Painting and Ellis Wilson—So Much To Paint, are directed at students as well as teachers.

Award-Winning Resources!

The Visual Arts Toolkit was named the Best Instructional Product at the National Educational Telecommunications Association 2006 Awards presentation. In addition, the Kentucky Virtual Art Museum CD-ROM and the “Purposes of Art” poster received ADDY awards from the Lexington Advertising Club.

The Boxed Toolkit

These online resources augment those included in the boxed Visual Arts Toolkit. This toolkit includes two DVDs offering 72 video segments of demonstrations and artist interviews. The artists featured represent a wide variety of cultures and work in a range of media. The Visual Arts Toolkit binder includes more than 600 pages of lesson plans, glossaries, informational resources, project instructions, and teaching tips. In the e-edition, these materials are provided as PDFs on a flash drive. The Visual Arts Toolkit also includes idea cards, a poster, and the Kentucky Virtual Art Museum, a CD-ROM featuring images of more than 200 works of art from 20 Kentucky museums. The Visual Arts Toolkit is also available as an e-edition.

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Visual Arts Special Features:

Kentuckians in the Visual Arts

The who, what, when, how, and why of working in the visual arts.

Kentucky Virtual Art Museum Online

Changing exhibits featuring art by teachers and students.

Related KET Web Sites:

Looking at Painting

See paintings by 14 Kentucky artists and learn the ideas and techniques behind them.

Ellis Wilson—So Much To Paint

Discover an African-American painter whose work and story will inspire you.

Imperial China: The Art of the Horse

Explore the place of the horse in 3,000 years of Chinese history and culture.

World of Our Own: Kentucky Folkways

Visit the world of Kentucky folk crafts, culture, and traditions.

Art On-Air

Art lesson plans, information, and resources, plus a gallery of student work.

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