Art for the Holidays
This is the time of year people in many cultures celebrate a variety of holidays. Christmas is the most common (Celebrated on December 25) followed by Hanukkah (Celebrated from November 28 - December 2). Other holidays that are celebrated include Kwanzaa (Celebrated on December 26), St. Nicholas Day on December 6 in northern Europe, St. Lucias Day on December 13 in Sweden, Buddhist holiday Bodhi Day on December 8, Eid-al-Adha is on December 10, and Las Posadas from December 16-24 celebrated in latin countries.
Of course most the world celebrates the new year on January 1 with New Years celebrations on December 31 (Omisoka in Japan and Hogmanay in Scotland). You can find most of these holidays on IAD with lessons and information. Below you will find IAD links for the rest of the year:
IAD Wishes You a Happy Holiday Season!
Since 1994 we have been thrilled to have you visit our site. Next year marks the 20th birthday of the Incredible Art Department. This website would not exist without our visitors from around the world. Around the holiday season, IAD has decorated the main index page each year. You can see what this page looked like in 2007 at this time. 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!
The site upgrade is now complete! 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.
See our new gallery section with over 10,000 paintings and drawings displayed. You can even buy a painting if you wish.
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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