ArtBlueprint – Studio in a School

Use and discover new strategies for your classroom. This  ground-breaking visual arts free curriculum was developed by Studio in a School with the New York City Department of Education. These high quality art lessons meet state and national standards for the visual arts and literacy; have been field-tested; and provide successful ways of teaching different art media in the classroom. 

Download units today and learn how to implement field-tested strategies in your classroom to enhance student learning.

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Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Visual Arts

Starting in 2003, Studio helped the NYC DOE to create the first comprehensive NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Visual Arts, a citywide framework with clear implementation goals and benchmarks for students in grades 2, 5, 8 and 12. In the 2007 revision, Tom Cahill was a Curricula Development Planning Co-Chair and, in 2015, he was an Advisor and contributer to a new section, Visual Arts and Pre-Kindergarten Students. Click here to download the current edition.