ARE 250


Syllabus and Handbook
Course syllabus, handbook, and handbook supplement

SOA Cover

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


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


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


Decoding the Visual Arts Standards
National Visual Arts Standards; grade by grade specific standards; analysis of relationships between the art standards and STEM Skills, 21st Century Skills, the Stories of Art Curriculum; and a PowerPoint introduction to standards-based unit plans


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


Visual Arts Standards-Based Curriculum
Model spiral curriculum to address all 15 standards for each grade level, with four sample standards-based unit formats