Establishing your classroom as an arts-infused learning environment to encourage students to demonstrate their understanding of core academic content.

by Catherine Davis Hayes

Grades K-2, Grades 3-5

In this series of videos, I lead participants through an exercise that helps them think more creatively about how artistic expression can be used to convey and reinforce other subject matter.

Part One: Introduction

In part one of the workshop, I describe how fundamental and naturally occurring artistic expression is to young children.

Part Two: The Art Room Rules

In part two of the workshop, I ask participants to use photography to design a presentation for first graders about the rules of the art classroom.

Part Three: Does the Picture Tell the Story?

In part three of the workshop, Davis Hayes asks participants to analyze each other’s work to see if the imagery they created matches the messages they were attempting to convey.