PK-12

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Each lesson in the modules below activates works of art in the Blanton’s collection to explore a specific idea or topic. All lessons are designed for both asynchronous learning and classroom conversation; many lessons can be broken down into smaller units for greater flexibility.

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This module invites students to look closely at a work of art and make connections to lived experience. Each lesson includes:

-A five-minute video
-A downloadable PDF with reflection and journaling prompts

Teachers:  Take a look at this guide to get an overview of the series, review SEL competencies, and find sample questions to prompt class discussion.  The videos and journal pages may also be used by students independently.  Lastly, your response to the accompanying survey will help us improve future additions to the series.

Download SEL Series Overview PDF

A grid of three images; a photo of two artworks on a gallery wall, a man standing next to one of the artworks, and a close-up of a painting with two women talking at a table.

This series, inspired by works in the Blanton’s collection, introduces simple studio activities that invite diverse creative responses using common, inexpensive materials. Each lesson includes:

-A three- to five-minute video
-A downloadable PDF of making instructions and additional resources

A grid of three images; a woman wearing a green sheet shirt saying 'Blanton Museum of Art' standing next to art-making materials, a selection of different art materials, and a stitched artwork with a pair of hands resting on top.

These instructional guides are the result of an ongoing collaboration with educators from the Austin Independent School District and the Anti-Defamation League. Each guide features one work of art from the Blanton, discussion questions, and activities designed to engage young people with issues of community, identity, and voice. Each lesson includes:

-Downloadable/printable PDFs designed for elementary, middle and high school students

A group of students standing around an abstract artwork of a woman with a cloud of black hair.

This module explores how both artmaking and art interpretation involve pursuing questions, solving problems, and other skills that intersect with science, technology, engineering, and math. Each lesson includes:

-A three- to five-minute video
-A downloadable PDF with reflection questions and/or additional activities

A woman smiling while standing inside an art museum and a screenshot saying "Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math."

Generous support for School Programs at the Blanton is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc. Education Endowment, with additional support provided by the Buena Vista Foundation, the Burdine Johnson Foundation Education Endowment, The Powell Foundation, the CFP Foundation, the Lowe Foundation, the Meinig Family Foundation, and the Susan Mayer Art Enrichment Endowment.

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