This has been a rough Winter for most of the country and most are looking forward to Spring. (Australians and Kiwis are lucky enough to be having their Summer now) St. Patrick's Day and Easter are two Spring Holidays. In schools, general education teachers have arts and crafts activities with their students this time of year.
Many teachers with no formal art training limit their activities to "color in the lines" coloring handouts of eggs, Easter egg hunts, shamrocks, and leprechauns. They don't have the head knowledge to stretch students' creativity like art teachers do. This is your time to step up and take the reins and show them how its done!
IAD is coming to the rescue for teachers who are short on ideas or need help making St. Patrick's Day and Easter lessons more creative. Below are links on IAD relating to Easter and St. Patrick's Day:
Since 1994 we have been thrilled to have you visit our site. This year marks the 20th birthday of the Incredible Art Department. This website would not exist without our visitors from around the world. In March we will celebrate the birthday of the site with special images. You can see what this page looked like in 1995 around this time. It was an ugly design, but back then you couldn't create tables and not until 1995 could you center any images on the page. As you can see, much has changed through the years. We hope that wherever you are, you are able to find relaxation through the month of December.
Welcome to the New IAD!
We hope you like the new design that was implemented at the beginning of 2013. The menu has been changed to make it more user friendly. The newest section of the site is our new gallery section with over 10,000 paintings and drawings displayed. You can even buy a painting if you wish. Paintings not in the public domain are not included. There are other sections that may interest you:
The Art Teacher Toolbox is a resource for homeschoolers and new teachers. You can read about art curriculum and instruction, discipline strategies, special education, NCLB, best practices, school law, view contests, and create rubrics.
There are literally thousands of art-related links in the Art Stuff section. See artists from around the world, visit international galleries, see student art work, blogs, art videos, and much more!
For about 11 years, Princeton Online provided free hosting for the Incredible Art Department and we are grateful. Due to events beyond our control, we were forced to move to our own domain.
Feel Isolated in Your Classroom? Join the Community!
IAD hosts two list groups with many members who are art teachers, students, artists, and homeschoolers. Each list group is searchable and you can post a question to many art teachers across the world to get your answer. To sign up for the art education listgroups, visit this link. To sign up to see art jobs as they are posted, visit this link.
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The Incredible Art Department has been featured in many national publications and received various awards through the years. Pardon us for bragging.
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