For Educators

For Educators

How can LTA help my classroom/teaching practice?

Learning Through Art has an ongoing practice of researching, documenting, and articulating the methods its teaching artists use to facilitate a high quality arts education. Use this section to learn about LTA’s philosophy of looking at and making art with students, search the database of LTA lesson plans, watch videos of teaching artists in action, and learn about the theories that have inspired and influenced LTA’s approaches. For information about professional development workshops visit Workshops & Events to learn about upcoming programs and past events.

Teaching Strategies

Learn about LTA’s best practices and methods for cultivating creativity and meaningful experiences with art. More

Classroom Videos

Watch teaching artists from the Learning Through Art program demonstrate best practices in a classroom setting. More


Recommended Resources
Explore a bibliography of texts about inquiry and teaching practices and find links to other useful arts-based websites. More

Find Lessons

Explore a database of “Art Investigations” designed for looking at artworks from the Guggenheim Museum’s collection. Also find examples of past LTA art making projects, several of which contain downloadable lesson plans with project goals, National Content Standards, activities, and related art investigations. More

Photo: Teaching Literacy Through Art Summer Institute, 2006. Photo: Enid Alvarez

LTA Workshops and Events

Workshops & Events

Learn more about professional development opportunities with LTA.

LTA Classroom Video

In Action

Watch LTA teaching artists in the classroom.

Featured Lesson for Looking at Art

Featured Lesson
for Looking at Art

Explore themes of social class by examining Pablo Picasso's painting Woman Ironing (La repasseuse).

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