Arts Resources for Teachers

Discover new ready-to-use art resources perfect for your classroom. Find art lesson plans, great art and design tools to foster creativity, and the best art museum websites to support your curriculum. These resources cover everything from hands-on design to art history and interpretation. Whether you're digging into more traditional visual arts, such as painting, drawing, and sculpting, or exploring media creation, such as filmmaking, podcasting, and graphic design, we've got you covered. Get started with our collection below, or scroll down to find more of our favorite lesson plans, websites, and apps! 

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  • Ready Maker
    Fun and easy game design yields surprisingly complex creations
    Common Sense Rating 4
    Teacher Rating 4
    Grades 4-12
    Free, Paid
    Arts
    Creativity, Critical Thinking
  • Adobe Spark
    Super-flexible design tool for crafting fabulous images, videos, and sites
    Common Sense Rating 5
    Teacher Rating 5
    Grades 8-12
    Free
    Arts
    Creativity, Critical Thinking
  • Shakespeare in Bits: A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Animations and text supports bring the Bard's fantasy world to life
    Common Sense Rating 4
    Teacher Rating 5
    Grades 8-12
    Arts, English Language Arts
    Communication & Collaboration, Critical Thinking
  • Office Sway
    Cool scroll effects, flexible features boost visual storytelling tool
    Common Sense Rating 4
    Teacher Rating 4
    Grades 6-12
    Free
    Arts
    Communication & Collaboration, Creativity
  • SketchUp
    Make learning meaningful through 3D design
    Common Sense Rating 4
    Teacher Rating 5
    Grades 6-12
    Free, Paid
    Arts, Science
    Creativity
  • Drawp for School - Create. Learn. Collaborate.
    Blank canvas will help kids express themselves creatively
    Common Sense Rating 4
    Teacher Rating 4
    Grades Pre-K-12
    Free to Try, Paid
    Arts
    Communication & Collaboration, Creativity
  • Canva
    Create snazzy designs in seconds with flexible, cloud-based tool
    Common Sense Rating 4
    Teacher Rating 4
    Grades 4-12
    Free
    Arts
    Creativity
  • Tinkercad
    Amazingly simple yet powerful and flexible online CAD tool
    Common Sense Rating 4
    Teacher Rating 5
    Grades 6-12
    Free
    Arts, Science
    Creativity

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