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Stories of Art
Middle school short stories written to introduce broad themes and to stimulate inquiry about art, the everyday world, and art making


Theory of the development of ideas people of various ages and backgrounds use for understanding art, with reflection exercises


Introduction to Art Inquiry
An introduction to questions as invitations to create meaning both for understanding the art of others and for stimulating one’s own art making

AMS Repro.

Thomas Hart Benton Samples
Samples of descriptive, contextual, and interpretive analysis, plus illustrated handouts for elementary, middle school and high school students


Visual Arts Standards
National Visual Arts Standards; grade by grade specific standards; model standards-based curriculum; alignment of art inquiry with standards; and analysis of relationships between the art standards STEM Skills, and 21st Century Skills


Art Inquiry Lessons
Growing collection of free lesson plans developed with art teachers and artists in conjunction with exhibitions at the Gallery at the Tempe Center for the Arts, including abundant visuals and PowerPoints