Designing authentic artistic experience

Whether you are an experienced art teacher looking for some fresh ideas, or just starting out and need some backup, Inspiring Young Artists outlines a rigorous approach to a high school visual art curriculum centered on issues from contemporary art. With sample assignments and supporting resources, these projects address a wide range of topics to engage students.

Classroom-tested, these projects are designed for maximum flexibility to fit into any program or pedagogical approach. Media and materials are interchangeable, and in most cases, the most sophisticated tools needed are an Exacto knife and a glue gun.