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We surveyed AP Art and Design teachers about what online resources they recommend, and the list below comes directly from their responses. The list also includes teacher descriptions of the resources. This is not a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of any of these resources by the College Board.

Artsy

  • Online instructions tutorials/resource pages for teachers
  • Curated art collections and searchable database for art.

Ctrl+Paint: Digital Painting, Simplified

  • Instructional videos for students; instructional videos for teachers; online instruction tutorials/resource pages for teachers
  • Video library on the Ctril+Paint website that provides a collection of videos on the basics of digital painting. Helps make the creative process tangible for students, especially for those with interest and knowledge in Adobe Photoshop.

Books on Art, Creativity, and Education

  • Online instruction tutorials/resource pages for teachers
  • Great resource of books on the topic of creativity.

DesignBoom

  • Online instructions tutorials/resources pages for teachers
  • A popular digital architecture and design magazine. Provides a huge number of articles on recent news and key issues in architecture, design, technology, and art. Includes interviews, reviews of exhibitions, and historical surveys.

Google: Arts & Culture Experiments

  • Online instruction tutorials/resource pages for teachers
  • Offers experiments created by artists and creative coders that combine art and technology. A “great resource for digital activities to use with students.”

Met Museum of Art - Timeline of Art History

  • Online instruction tutorials/resources pages for teachers
  • The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History pairs essays and works of art with chronologies, telling the story of art and global culture through the Museum’s collection.

Modern Art and Ideas - a free online course from MoMA  

  • Online instruction tutorials/resource pages for teachers; free course available to teachers
  • A course designed for anyone interested in learning more about modern and contemporary art through a variety of themes: Places & Spaces, Art & Identity, Transforming Everyday Objects, and Art & Society. Includes audio interviews with artists, designers, and curators and provides additional readings and resources on selected works.

MyModernMet

  • Online instruction tutorials/resource pages for teachers
  • Offers articles on art, design, photography, architecture, science, and more. Showcases top creative minds around the world, with a focus on spotlighting the best sides of humanity.

PBS Art21

  • Instructional videos for students; instructional videos for teachers
  • Presents features focusing on contemporary visual art and artists throughout the world, including the award-winning series "Art in the Twenty-First Century." The intimate footage allows students to see the artists at work and observe their processes.

Student Art Guide

  • Online text
  • Compiles ideas and learning strategies for high school art students and provides “awesome visual resources and guides for students working on visual portfolios.” Features high-quality school art projects that can help students develop their own work.

Tate: Student Resources

  • Online instructions tutorials/resource pages for teachers
  • Careers advice for art students.

Teaching and Learning in Art Education: Cultivating Students' Potential from Pre-K Through High School

  • Online text; online instructions tutorials/resource pages for teachers
  • “Free, ready-to-use instructional resources and beautiful PowerPoint presentations” from the textbook Teaching and Learning in Art Education: Cultivating Students' Potential from Pre-K Through High School. 500+ exemplary artworks by contemporary artists and students of all ages; curriculum design resources, lesson plans, and model assessments.

Colossal

  • Online instructions tutorials/resource pages for teachers
  • An online gallery of artwork that seeks to educate rather than criticize or interpret. Can be used for inspiration in the classroom.

The Ultimate Guide to Basic Color Theory for All Artists

  • Online instructions tutorials/resources pages for teachers
  • Instructional resource on color theory that can be helpful for both teachers and students.

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