Learning Through Art Website Relaunched
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Learning Through Art (LTA), the Guggenheim's artist-residency program which is in its 40th year, has relaunched its website. The program cultivates student creativity by designing sustained, process-oriented art projects that support learning across the curriculum. Each year, LTA sends experienced teaching artists into New York City public schools, where they collaborate with classroom teachers to develop and facilitate art projects integrated into the school curriculum. View the revamped site to find rich resources for art educators and art lovers alike, including art-focused discussion questions as well as detailed lesson plans for art projects and techniques to explore in the classroom.
The "Looking at Art" section of the site compiles Art Investigation discussion plans grouped by theme, grade, art technique, artist, or artwork. It includes a video of LTA teaching artist Anette Jacque discussing Yellow Cow (Gelbe Kuh, 1911) by Franz Marc with a third-grade class in Queens, New York, as well as resources for educators to create and submit their own Art Investigations. "Making Art" offers specific project ideas to develop students' creativity, with a wide variety of projects sorted by theme or art technique.
Several other important features of the new site include information about the 2010–11 LTA residencies, including themes and teaching artists for each, as well as access to the program's research findings, and a list of suggested books, websites, and other educational resources.