Montana Arts Council

Arts Learning

Adaptations for Using the Arts in Elementary Classrooms

Offers examples in all the art forms for a variety of disabilities.

A Report on the Status of Arts Education in Montana: 2009-2010 School Year

Art is in the River with Marina Weatherly

Providing specific Indian Education for All content and context with arts education can offer an exciting, rigorous, meaningful and productive learning experience for Montana’s teachers and students. The arts provide a circular, connecting river, giving the students a vehicle and opportunity to gain an appreciation of other cultures and to make and personally express vital connections with their own culture, identity, place and human experience.

Artists in Schools and Communities registry

This registry lists professional working artists available for school and community residencies.

Podcasts for Educators

Developed by former Montana Poet Laureate Sheryl Noethe. The 15-minute podcasts are designed for educators to use in teaching creative writing, especially poetry.

Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation in partnership with State Arts Agencies. It encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance.

Rectangle Book: Often Less is More with Darwin Nordin

Crafting meaningful art making experiences for students is a matter of leaving room for discovery. Sequencing a series of teaching and learning moments that pose questions and present challenges with no 'single right answer' is at the heart of what I do as a teaching artist. A seemingly simple lesson allowing adequate time for students to explore possibilities – to tinker and play with materials, combined with plenty of time for meaningful sharing of the artwork created are the ingredients for an empowering creative experience. The following video clips step you through The Rectangle Book a simple yet rich lesson that I never grow tired of presenting. I think you will see how this simple lesson can lead to a variety of explorations in art as well as other disciplines. Enjoy.

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