Remote Learning Resources

With many art educators across the state planning for distance learning or online learning for at least the next three weeks, through April 6, the MAEA Board of Directors wanted to share a collection of resources we’ve put together ourselves or have seen shared online.

Each school and/or district is approaching this differently, so please check with your appropriate administrator before implementing any of these resources.

If you have additional items to add to this resource list, please feel free to email with additional materials.

Lessons/General Resources

Arts Instructional Resources – Resources gathered by the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education.

The Coronavirus Virtual Sub Lessons for Art Teachers – Organized by Amy Bultena and includes submissions from art educators across the world. Elementary, Middle, and High school.

K-6 Visual Art Home Learning Choice Ideas – Organized by Acton-Boxborough Regional School District Art Educators – includes ideas for online and offline learning.

Gr. 6-12 Make Art at Home – Resources compiled by Arlington Public School District Art Educators

K-12 Art Activities for Home – Resources compiled by Lynn Public School District Art Educators

Project Zero Ideas and Distance Learning: Visible Thinking and Teaching for Understanding – Document prepared by Carole Geneix, 6-12 WiS Director of Teaching and Learning, and Jaime Chao-Mignano, 6-12 WIS STEAM Community Coordinator

Tips for Getting Started with Online Learning – Ron Gresham, Visual Art Teacher at IB international school in Hong Kong

Online Art Teachers (K-12) – Private Facebook group established “to be a support for art teachers across the United States and the globe that find themselves being asked by their schools to deliver eLearning to their students OR having to teach their art course remotely using non-tech instructional methods.”

Online Art & Design Studio Instruction in the Age of “Social Distancing” – Public Facebook group established as “An online resource/discussion page for faculty of studio based art and design instruction to share strategies, pedagogy and support for instruction in the age of Social Distancing.”

Digital Learning

Davis Digital Platform – Open access to the library of 25,000 fine art images as well as full use of student books and teacher editions of many titles, Elementary, Middle. and High School through June 30, 2020.

Artsonia Remote Learning – More information, including At Home Ideas & Activities coming soon.

Adobe Creative Cloud Access – IT Admins request temporary access to CC desktop apps for students and teachers at their institutions through May 31, 2020.

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections – Organized by MCN ‘The Museum Computer Network.

Online Studio Visit – Arrange online studio visits, critiques, and lectures.

Khan AcademyArt history courseAP Art history course – Create pixel art.

Art & Design Online Resources for Enrichment and Independent Learning – Many online art education resources compiled by School Districts in the North Boston area.

Drawing Prompts

Author/Illustrator Jarrett Lerner – Prompts to spark creativity and wonder.

Every Day Drawing Challenge – Alice Gentili, Mendon-Upton Regional School District

Drawing Act 150 – Community Art Installation celebrating the 150 anniversary of the Drawing Act of 1870.

Sketchbook Drawing Prompts – Created by Arlington Public School District Art Educators

How To’s

How to make a 16 page sketchbook out of a single sheet of paper. – Shared by June Krinsky-Rudder

Teaching Videos

Art is Elementary – Videos of individual lessons shared by an art teacher.


The Massachusetts Partnership for Youth – Offering a series of webinars over the next 2 weeks. PDPs available for completing 10 hours of programing during the 2019-2020 school year. 

Call to Art: A Free Un-Conference – March 30 — April 3, 2020, Join this free, online art teacher conference with presentations from art educators to energize you and engage your students! Plus, get tips on how to teach your students while they’re learning at home.

Nasco Art Education – webinar Friday, March 27, 2020.

Authors/illustrators streaming

Jarrett J. Krosoczka – Draw Everyday with JJK – Weekdays at 2pm ET. More activities and free downloads on his website.

Mo Willems – Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home. Weekdays at 1 pm EST.

Peter H. Reynolds – Reading stories on Facebook Live